A popular haunt for foodies who love authentic Southeast Asian cuisine, Café Malacca serves up everything from Malaysian and Singaporean to Indian and Chinese dishes – all under one roof. This is the place for quality Hainanese chicken rice, char kway teow, satay skewers and, of course, Penang Assam Laksa ($128). The rice noodles sit in a spicy rich broth that boasts just a hint of sourness. The soup itself is cooked with a blend of Assam paste, coriander, and mackerel with dashes of pineapple, mint, cucumber, ginger, and scallions sprinkled in. Mix in the shrimp paste for an extra kick.
Laksa is one of the most popular dishes in Hong Kong when it comes to Southeast Asian cuisine. With a rich and slightly spicy soup base paired with a variety of ingredients like beancurd puffs and fresh seafood, it’s no surprise that we drool just seeing it on the menu. While this noodle dish can be found at most regional restaurants, a truly good bowl can be hard to find. So here are six of the best laksas in town, from rich curry-flavoured to the hot-and-sour. Happy slurping!
RECOMMENDED: Keen to taste more of Asia? Tuck into these amazing boat noodles or pop over to Kowloon City’s best Thai restaurants.