• Address

    Air Itam Market
    Jalan Pasar (Market Road)
    11500 Air Itam, Penang
  • Opening hour

    10:30AM - 7:00PM
  • Email

  • Price / Fee

    [3 years ago]
    Laksa (RM4.50)
  • Signature Dishes

    Assam Laksa
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  • Categories

Penang Assam Laksa or better known as Penang Laksa, is originated from the emergence of Chinese and Malay elements (Baba and Nyonya). The specialty of Penang Laksa is its thick and sour minced fish soup with a little spiciness. That is because the soup is cooked with chili paste and assam (tamarind) water to prevent the fishy smell. The soup is served with rice noodles and vegetables, and shrimp paste. The shrimp paste adds sweetness to the soup, which distinguish Penang Laksa from other types of Laksa in Malaysia.

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  • 3 years ago

Ayer Itam Laksa

It's alright but no big deal. I didn't think it was worth the travel to have this really super overrated Laksa. But kudos to all the old people around this store, really so energetic at their age and still cooking and serving!
  • 7 years ago


My verdict : With its 4 ringgit per bowl price, everything’s worth it! The sour tamarind sauce, the salty and thick fish stock blended so well with chillies and the herbs and noodles and everything on it! Thankfully, I had the chance to understand the logic of CNN in naming Penang Assam Laksa as 7th out of 50 Most Delicious Foods in the World! It was indeed, delicious!

Tasty Or Not?: Pasar Air Itam Laksa, Air Itam, Penang: Best Penang Laksa. Period!

My Penang laksa. The soup base is very flavorful and filled with generous amount of flaked mackerels. The 'ha-ko'/ thick prawn paste amplify the flavor of this dish much, much more. Sweet, sourish taste with refreshing mint and onion slices stimulates all my taste buds!
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