Penang is indeed a food heaven where there have been tons of features from international coverage on many locations in Penang, along with famous international host such as Anthony Bourdain and a few other countries famous TV host. . I guess I am the odd one where I have not really actually tried before this Famous Ayer Itam Assam Laksa that located in Ayer Itam Market which is only 5 minutes drive away from my house.

Stumbling block to this place is always a headache in both finding carpark space and also tons of crowd waiting for it in this limited seating area.

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Well, during this Chinese New Year decided to make a break to it by bringing my KL friend to dine here on their request and was great enough not as pack as I thought.

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Each bowl of Assam Laksa will be bath 2-3 rounds in this pippin hot soup before add in final round of soup and serve it out.

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Penang Assam Laksa is filled with fine slices of cucumber, onion, mint leaves, red chilli, bunga kantan and prawn paste, (some other hawker stalls do add in pineapple)

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On the first dip carrying it up, you will dig thru a generous side of vegetable and as you dig deeper, you will find their signature laksa noodle which is silky smooth, soft and slightly chewy. Soup is indeed rich in flavours, as you can see a sea of shredded fish meat that make the soup quite thick, along with hint of spiciness soup, along with some other taste as acidity and mint turmeric end. 

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Here you go on one of Penang famous pippin hot street food, Assam Laksa and do not be dissapointed as the owner’s brother now have a branch in KL where it is located in Klang known as Angcle Peoh.

This place had been regard as one of a Top Hakwer food to eat whenver you visit Penang.


-= KA CHING =-

Food rating 8/10 , nicee, for a stall on the road side Recommended! -Stamped-

-WARNING –This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-

Ayer Itam Assam Laksa
Jalan Pasar, Paya Terubong,
11500 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

Operating Hours: Daily, 10.30am – 7pm



  1. Hello taufulou. You mentioned that the Ayer itam Assam laksa is non halal. May I know what particular ingredient that makes it non halal? Thanks.

    • Morning Imran,

      sorry for my super late reply. it is just an assumption on my end. never reallly check that out. I will discover further when I am back Penang and update the status.

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