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?
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