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Monday, March 12, 2012

My Laksa Story

Attention!
May result in all of you drooling by the end of this blog post ;)


Laksa Ipoh (top photo) vs. Laksa Penang (bottom picture); which is the best laksa ever people? Well I feel so blessed to be living in Malaysia because we have all sorts of food varieties. We have various kinds of laksa in Malaysia-Laksa Kedah, Laksa Kelantan, Laksa Johor and Laksa Sarawak (to name a few) and these laksas are super-scrumptious and cheap too! Please...if you tell me you have not tasted laksa ever in your life then maybe you have to consider applying another country's citizenship (joking!). 

I am a big fan of Laksa Kelantan (famously known as "laksam") since my mother is from Kelantan and she encourages her three children to taste Kelantanese food which are actually delicious! I always hunt for the original laksam whenever I go back to my mother's hometown in Wakaf Bharu; and I can finish three bowls of laksam in a short minute actually!

Last week I tried Laksa Ipoh in Mid Valley and trust me that it is also tasty (see the top photo for reference). Please head on to the Food Court at Level 3 Jusco but the price for a bowl of laksa is quite costly; might as well go to Ipoh and taste the original laksa ;)

And being a Northerner (raised in Kedah and now my parents are staying in Penang) actually influences my appetite; I love spicy food especially curries and sambals but my tummy is not really tolerant to the spiciness of the meal. Okay...back to my laksa story; Laksa Penang and Kedah is a bit sour due to the use of asam gelugor in the cooking process (see the photo at the bottom for reference). I am no cooking expert so maybe other Northerners would help me out with the recipe?

P/S: I would love to try Laksa Johor and Sarawak. Anybody care to bring me to any cafe/restaurant serving these laksas?

:Glossary:

May                   : mungkin
Drooling              : melelehkan air liur
Blessed               : bertuah
All sorts             : segala macam
Food varieties        : kepelbagaian makanan
Various kinds         : pelbagai jenis
To name a few         : untuk menamakan beberapa
Scrumptious           : sedap/lazat
Consider              : mempertimbangkan
Country               : negara
Applying              : memohon
Citizenship           : kewarganegaraan
Famously known        : sangat terkenal
Encourages            : menggalakkan
Kelantanese food      : masakan Kelantan
Hometown              : kampung halaman
Quite costly          : agak mahal
Might as well         : mungkin juga
Northerner            : Orang Utara
Raised                : dibesarkan
Influences            : mempengaruhi
Appetite              : selera
Spiciness             : kepedasan
Tamarind              : asam jawa

20 comments:

Ezad Skytech said...

Laksa Johor mmg sedap...unik sbb guna spaghetti...tapi tak berapa tahu la kat mana ada jual laksa johor ni...sebab tak pernah makan kat mana2 restoran lagi...hee~

> laksam sedap ye..ta pernah try lagi...hee~

sYukCurz said...

cikgu, Tamarind tu asam jawa. rasanya xde english word untuk asam gelugor. nama scientific dia : Garcinia atroviridis. banyak scientific paper refer as "asam gelugor". kegunaan untuk memasam kan laksa bukan memberi rasa pedas. rasa pedas dan menyengat tu datang dari chili & umbut bunga kantan (laksa penang/kedah).



Nama scientific Tamarind pula : Tamarindus indica, which not even the same family pun. tak penah dengar lagi masuk asam jawa dalam laksa, dalam kari ada la.

syAzAnA said...

nasib baik dah makannn. hehe

ZWAN SABRI said...

apa2 pown, Laksa Penang tetap terbaeekkkkk! HAHA

Jue said...

Laksa Ipoh urm x sure penah try x hehehe

Laksam! aku suke weh!!!ltk byk cili ngan sambal belacan ke pe tu...perghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh *amik ko # x hingat hahaha

ko nak x aku bwkan ko laksa swk nye paket? so far kat kl ni, xde laksa swk yg betul2 laksa swk bg aku..big fail

Muhammad Saiazuan Norhalik said...

arghhh ko buat aku lapar la azam!

Aziela said...

My favourite is Laksa Johor and Laksam.. Yeay...sama..sama.

Hanie Dew said...

aku suka gilerr makan laksa. laksam pun best giler. max bole habiskan 2 bowls je la. perut kecik kot..hahaha

laksa s'wak jue tak pernah kasi aku makan.

laksa penang aku tak penah yg betul betul ori lagi. hehhe..bak satu. ko kan org utara. =p

c'axoera ヅ said...

errrkkkk tinggal kat KL mmg susah nak jumpa laksa yang betul2 best!

chemay said...

azhammm.
bila nak belanja chemay laksa tuh?
hehe
:p

semutsengal said...

aku tak minat laksa, err ?



#nak xchange senang je. kalau nak xchange dengan aku, boleh lah pm dekat fesbuk saja. buat entri bagi dekat aku, nnt aku punya entri bagi dekat kau. kita autopublish. means entri x change diupdate serentak,.

Azham Vosovic said...

Ezad: hehe, guna spaghetti? Wow, mesti rasanya unik! I really have to try Laksa Johor as soon as possible...

syuk: haha, thanks for the correction! Tu la I am not an expert, dah silap bagi informasi haha.... sory tau sbb salah bg maklumat....I tak pandai dlm bahan masakan ni....

syazana: hehe, kan kan kan? nanti lapar balik hahaha

ijatnuar87 said...

hehehe...nice,sebab ader glossary, hehehe

Azham Vosovic said...

Zwan: haha Laksa Penang For The Win!

Jue: ada Laksa Sarawak dalam paket? wow...senang tu...boleh la I merasa hahaha....kalau nak bawa I on jer hahahaha.....

Zuan: keh keh keh...Itu niat sebenar aku hahahaha

Azham Vosovic said...

Aziela: yeay kita geng akak! haha...kat KL senang gak nak cari laksam ni...

Hanie: jahat kan Jue tak pernah bagi rasa Laksa Sarawak? hehe.... meh la Penang cari laksa ori hahaha

c'axoera: huhu, kat KL mahal pula tu laksanya...

chemay: huhu, nak ker? hahaha...meh la mai Penang huhuhu

Azham Vosovic said...

semutsengal: oh itu rupanya cara untuk exchange? alright then, nak kena mantapkan isi kandungan blog baru bersedia nk exchange dgn kau hehehe....

ijatnuar87: hehe...perubahan tu hehehe

Teenager Housemaid said...

saya tak minat sangat makan laksa..tapi gambar tu menyelerakan hohoho

Azham Vosovic said...

T Hmaid: ala...laksa la best haha!

Kayun.Zack said...

laksa telok kechai kuala kedah. laksa kak su kuala perlis. makan pulut udang bubuh dalam kuah laksa. sedap. hehe.

ha, besa makan x bihun goreng depa bubuh kuah laksa? hehe

Azham Vosovic said...

Kayun: I suka makan Bihun Kahwin tu! kat tempat I panggil laksa/bihun kahwin I am not too sure hehe...sedap!

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