Monday, September 22, 2014

Sarawak Laksa

Aunt Christina's Sarawak Laksa - MYR6.50 (big)

I finally ate this Sarawak Laksa at Nam Chun Coffee Shop at Lucky Garden, Bangsar. Very tasty indeed with 2 big prawns (for a big portion), crunchy beansprouts, shredded chicken meat, shredded omelette and a thick flavourful broth. 

Previously I have eaten Sarawak Laksa at Hai Siang Kopitiam in Bandar Puteri, Puchong and found that the broth has a very strong overpowering herbal taste to it which I thought applies to all Sarawak Laksa but after eating Aunt Christina's Sarawak Laksa, I found that this is not true as the broth this time has only a slight herbal taste. I like both versions so I am going to try more versions of Sarawak Laksa found here and hopefully one day I could taste the real McCoy.

32 comments:

  1. I've never eaten Sarawak laksa before.. Only the normal curry laksa and assam laksa.. Boring hor..

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    1. Not boring lah. I like curry and assam laksa too. Sarawak laksa is not easily available.

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  2. This is Auntie Christina's at Bangsar? I guess that's the real thing - she's from Kuching. Laksa is easy to replicate if you have the right sambal, the best - not all the same, not any one that is available is going to be good. Not cheap there - but you get two huge prawns, worth it!

    Here in Sibu too - laksa everywhere, almost in every coffee shop - except for just a few, maybe two or three, the rest I would give my double thumbs down! I guess they would scrimp on the ingredients or use the wrong sambal...or don't really know how to cook. Laksa was never a Sibu thing in the past.

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    1. Yes, this is Auntie Christina's at Bangsar. I specially went there to eat this. Luckily the stall is open for business.

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  3. Well, at least it looks authentic, based on what I've seen before when I was in Kuching, although I have never eaten this before. It is always kolo mee and tomato noodles for me :D

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    1. How come you did not try this when you were in Kuching? I have not been to Kuching.

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    2. Never thought of it to be honest. Sarawak Laksa was just not in our consideration :/

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    3. ah next time you go to Kuching you will try then?

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  4. I had Sarawak laksa when I was in Kuching many years ago, and I remember I tried it once or twice in KL at a kopitiam nearby my house..

    it's like curry without using coconut milk, or maybe just a bit, to me.. unlike the other type of curry laksa which is rich in coconut milk.. ingredients also a bit different as the Sarawak laksa use shredded chicken and egg, the other type usually gives cockles instead of egg..

    I actually prefer the rich coconut milk version, maybe I'm used to having this type since I first ate laksa, haha!!

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    1. The spices and herbs used are also very different. So the kopitiam still sells this Sarawak laksa? I want to try it if I can.

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  5. Hmm, I wonder if I can find Sarawak laksa here in sydney. Looks tempting. =p

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    1. No idea but you can cook your own. :)

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  6. Sarawak laksa is like curry with a tinge of lime in it... curry flavour and sourish a bit.. Something different and worth trying out... your bowl of noodles with 2 big prawns is definitely worth the price... !

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    1. The one I ate is not sourish if you don't squeeze the lime that they provide.

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  7. Don't think I've tried Sarawak Laksa.......... wonder what's the difference :D
    Have a wonderful week, Mun!

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    1. Thank you. Hope you have a wonderful week too. The difference is in the spices and herbs used.

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  8. You "pakat" with STP?? Hehe, as he also said something about Sarawak Laksa today!! Anyway, I haven't try any Sarawak Laksa before, so don't know how to comment about it!! Sorry ya!! =]

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    1. Hahaha, did not pakat lah. No worries, can comment also if never eaten Sarawak Laksa before. :)

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    1. It tastes good too with all the spices and herbs in the broth.

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  10. I've had this too, back when I was staying at 10 Semantan. Bangsar used to be very close to where I used to work and I had lunch there quite often.

    I actually prefer asam laksa to all other types of laksa and if I had to choose another, it'll be Sarawak Laksa coz we don't use as much santan as in the other states.

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    1. Assam laksa is sourish, guess the sour taste makes it more appetising. I like sarawak laksa for the medicinal herbal taste.

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  11. Come over to Kuching next time and I bring you to eat the best laksa. :)

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    1. My friend open a shop in KL called 7th Mile kitchen. He has laksa, kolo mee and tomato crispy noodle if you want to try the authentic Sarawak food. Google or find the fb for location.

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    2. Thanks Rose for your offer.

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    3. I think 7th mile kitchen is in kelana jaya. Yes will find time to go there one weekend to try.

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  12. I used to frequent this shop last time when I was working in Bangsar. Basically, every day also go to nearly the same shop but I rarely eat Sarawak Laksa because the portion is rather too small for me and considered expensive. Anyway, I'm glad you like it, though. Hehe!

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  13. Thank you for the address! I have just jotted it down so that I will know where to eat this in Bangsar. I pass this hub very often.

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    1. Can easily find the Nam Chun coffee shop at Lorong Ara Kiri 2, Lucky Garden Shop Houses where TMC is located.

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