What makes Malaysian Food Street’s Penang Laksa so special?

When you mention laksa in Penang, the locals would immediately think of Assam Laksa instead of the coconut-milk infused laksa consumed in Singapore.

Penang Laksa at Malaysian Food Street at RWS


The Penang Assam Laksa has a hot-and-sour fish soup base that is laced with spices and served with chewy noodles.

The Penang Assam Laksa at Malaysian Food Street is not your usual Assam Laksa. The recipe comes Penang’s famous Aunty Mooi who has been serving the dish in Penang for more than 20 years of experience.

Today’s your lucky day because we’re sharing some of the secrets to the Penang Assam Laksa at Malaysian Food Street.

Here are the ingredients:

  • Ikan Kembong (Indian Mackerel)
  • Laksa leaf
  • Dried Assam skin
  • Galangal
  • Tumeric paste (MFS secret recipe. Shhh.)
  • Lemon grass paste (Also an MFS secret recipe)
  • Red onion
  • Pineapple (Josephine-type)
  • Chilli paste (MFS secret recipe too)
  • Tamarind assam
  • Belachan

penang-laksa-ingredients-mfs Unfortunately, due to trade secrets, we won’t be sharing the exact steps for you to recreate this dish.

Hopefully with the ingredients, you’ll get an idea of what you can expect from the Penang Assam Laksa at Malaysian Food Street.

If you still need convincing, here’s an excerpt from a review at ieatandeat.com

The broth was not overwhelming in the taste with the right portion of prawn paste and assam added in additional to the generous fish flakes as the base to create a wonderful bowl of heavenly delight. Finally, we can now enjoy a real good and authentic Penang Assam Laksa right here in Singapore. Yes!

Penang Laksa at Malaysian Food Street is available at $5.50 per bowl.


Take part in our Malaysian Food Street Masterclass!

Tell us (in the comments section below) any seven ingredients used in the making of Assam Laksa and be a part of the Malaysian Food Street Masterclass. Our very own Chef Adolf will be conducting a cooking lesson on the hot favourites from Malaysian Food Street, followed by a tasting session. We’ll be choosing 10 winners, each entitled to a pair of tickets to the event.

When: 2 September 2014. 7pm

Where: Malaysian Food Street

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