Just for the hell of it, I went back to The Kopi Shop again for dinner.
I had noticed an asam laksa listed on their menu and I was sort of curious about it.
You see, I had an asam laksa for the very first time in a very long while way back in 2013. I loved it.
Then that was this young Malay guy who started a roadside stall near the old Esso, in Sungai Pelek, selling a very good asam laksa. He did very well – starting at about 1pm and selling out by about 4pm. But unfortunately for Sg Pelekians, he didn’t stay very long – dunno why.
Now, to me, it was all just asam laksa, none of this Penang stuff.
This time, I thought that I would I’ll see what Penang Asam Laksa would be and seeing The Kopi Shop had it emblazoned on their wall, I thought I’d give it a go.
Well, surprise, surprise, Penang Asam Laksa is not very much different from the asam laksa I had in Sg Pelek and KL.
The only two things different are the noodles and no kasturi lime.
This Penang Laksa, though, was definitely sourish enough and the soup was quite fishy.
The noodles seemed to be quite different and I do wonder where they get it from as I don’t think I have seen them in the grocery shops. I vaguely remember that they might be found in Cabramatta.
The soup seemed a bit sticky, which suggest some cornflour could have been used to thicken it slightly but I didn’t mind it that much.
Overall, I liked it.