Penang, which heard the most delicious Laksa is!

How can we miss Laksa when we visit Malaysia? Let’s taste it~

Malaysia Famous Food Laksa - Penang Air Itam Laksa


In this special day, your iBET Guider – Wei Wei come to visit Penang, which heard the most delicious Laksa is! How can we miss Laksa when we visit Malaysia? Then we shouldn’t miss this first place stand! Let’s taste it!


Laksa is authentic Malaysia foods, there are Curry, Asam, Katong and Bogor Laksa and many other types. Today we’re going to try the Asam Laksa which could be the main popular type of all! Not only the tourists but the locals would like this!

Malaysia Famous Food Laksa - Penang Air Itam Laksa

Then where is the greatest one? If you ask 1000 Penang locals there would be 90% of them tell you that it’s thePASAR AIR ITAM LAKSA near Kek Lok Si Temple. I asked people, too. This special stand has caused lines everyday though it’s in the traditional market. Most of visitors are tourists, but locals recommend!

National Cuisine – Asam Laksa Profile

Asam Laksa was a kind of noodle meal made from Fish Soup. The soup was made from  boneless mackerel, lemongrass, chilli, onion, cucumber and tamarind, and the noodle was made from “Seto” (similar to rice moss). It tastes so good that CNN awarded it as the 7th of 500 the most delicious food in the world in 2011.

Malaysia Famous Food Laksa - Penang Air Itam Laksa

Malaysia Penang – Air Itam Laksa Feature

This Laksa looks normal but the amazing sour and spicy taste of the soup as well as the smoothly noodle, sliced pineapple and some lettuce and red pepper, one would add cucumber and curry powder called Alpinia officinarum, lemon leaf and the shrimp sauce to specialize the laksa, at last to add a crown by putting mint leaf on it. The soup with little sour and spicy taste and the exclusive shrimp sauce make it layering! I finished it easily with one and another swallow!

Malaysia Famous Food Laksa - Penang Air Itam Laksa

The master make the bowl full with noodles, soup and dry it again skillfully to heat it. The elder master is so skillful that youngers can’t reach him! A simple laksa was full of Malaysian passion and perseverance, with not simple taste.


Right at the mountain foot of Kek Lok Si Temple, another side of Air Itam market. It’s always full of people so it’s quite easy to find. Although it’s a little far away from Penang, it would definitely worth a try! If you drive here then it’s better not to come at rush hour so it’s easy to find parking space, and have a great taste trip!

  • Atmosphere:♦♦♦♦
    There’s no airconditioner cause’ it’s outward stand, though it’s a little hot but local food stands are always that, aren’t they?
  • Transportation:♦♦♦
    It’s not easy to find parking lot. And there’s crowd at holiday. I suggest go by bus to be economic!
  • Service:♦♦♦♦
    Although it would take some time when crowded but for this case it’s really fast to get the meal.
  • Taste:♦♦♦♦♦
    Sour taste with little spicy, but the bowl is not large maybe it’s enough to have 2 bowls.
  • Price:MYR 4.5


  • Address:Jalan Pasar, 11500 Air Itam, Penang , Malaysia (outside of Air Itam market)
  • Open Hour:11:15am – 7:30pm(close in Wednesday or Thursday)
  • Phone:(012)468 8886
  • Bus:Penang Port,bus hub : 201,203,204
             Bus time  5.30 am -11.30 pm (every 15-30 min)

National Star Laksa! So cheap and tasty that you should try like me in Malaysia!

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