Penang Laksa Asam

Preparation info
  • for


    as a substantial soup
    • Difficulty


Appears in
New Wave Asian: A Guide to the Southeast Asian Food Revolution

By Sri Owen

Published 2002

  • About

Penang is a small island off the west coast of Malaysia, known to the locals and neighbours as Pulau (meaning ‘island’) Pinang. For lovers and fans of so-called ‘street food’ Penang is a prime location, even today, and local people who are exiled (usually as students to Britain and the USA) write nostalgically about it on their Web pages. In fact there are no longer any little street food stalls, or hawkers crying their wares as they roam the city blocks. As in many other Asian cities, stre