Best Penang Asam Laksa

These places are usually quite crowded, so plan your time ahead!

Best Penang Asam Laksa

Assam Laksa is not only an iconic dish in Penang. This is also a dish named as the World's Best Food by CNN Travel. It shows how remarkably special Penang Asam Laksa is internationally. So, obviously this is a MUST EAT if you're visiting Penang.

Sweet, sour and spicy are those magical words that will instantly come into mind when we mention Assam Laksa.

With so many food courts and hawker stalls in Penang offering Asam Laksa, sometimes we'd get so overwhelmed with choices.

After all, we have only one stomach, that can only fit in so much food at one go. 😤

You wouldn't want to waste that quota, for a bowl that are not up to your standard, would you?


In this article, we're bringing you some of the most popular Assam Laksa in Penang.

Whenever you're craving for a bowl of piping hot, sour and spicy laksa broth, this is the list you want to come back to!

Best Asam Laksa in Penang

Laksa Bisu at Air Itam Market Food Court

The assam laksa stall located inside the Air Itam Market is known to many as Laksa Bisu. A family-run business started since the 1948; currently managed by a brother-sister duo. The word 'Bisu' means muted, as in the person can't speak nor hear. The stall owner (brother) is muted since birth.

Asam Laksa at Air Itam, Penang

Your trip to Penang won't be considered complete without trying the assam laksa by the road opposite Ayer Itam market. This famous Penang Asam Laksa stall located just opposite the Ayer Itam market, is a well-known gem of Penang. It has been around for a whopping six decades and it's a place frequent by tourists and the locals.

Asam Laksa at Taman Emas Kopitiam, Gottlieb Road

This famous but less-mentioned laksa stall in Penang is often called the Peng Hwa Laksa (as it is located opposite Penang Chinese Girl's School).

So there you have it, Best Asam Laksa in Penang.

Which one have you tried so far? And which one is your favourite?

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