Missing Malaysia but not ready to travel via the VTL just yet? Have a taste of Malaysian street food with Chinatown's Penang Laksa! This hidden gem at People's Park Complex has delicious Penang Assam Laksa for anyone who's craving a little slurp of Malaysia in their life.
Halal Penang Laksa In Singapore
Hidden in a corner of People's Park Complex, this eatery has been halal-certified for at least 3 years, and sees plenty of customers yearning for some of Malaysia's famous street food. Malaysian born and raised store owner Pat Phua skilfully and lovingly cooks and serves each bowl of Kampung Penang Assam Laksa ($7.50) to anyone who's craving for it.
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Famously made with Poached Mackerel, Tamarind, Lemongrass, and Chili Peppers, this hearty noodle soup is then topped off with Pineapple Chunks, Green Chilli, Mint Leaves and Cucumbers for both a spicy and savoury taste!
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Ms Phua's laksa is also known for having just the right amount of mackerel and assam flavours seeping into the soup - so much so that she has loyal customers who visit her stall regularly. Just one scroll through the store's FB page and there's no denying it!
In a Facebook post by Ms Phua on 18 June, she mentions, ''Thinking that COVID-19 will severely affect my business, but I'm thankful to my troop of loyal customers turned pals.''
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You can also choose to accompany your bowl of laksa with a bucket of fresh cockles! Known for their larger than normal size, you won't get bigger cockles anywhere else. Dip them Ms Phua's special home made chilli sauce to taste the saltiness of the sea with an extra kick of spicy chilli for the perfect meal!
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No longer will you have to travel across the causeway to have a taste of Malaysian street food! With authentic, halal-certified Penang Laksa right on our shores, this is the perfect way to reminisce about traveling to Malaysia while we plan our next trip over.
Super Star No1 Penang Assam Laksa
Halal Status: Halal-Certified