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Famous Air Hitam Assam Laksa at Jalan Pasar Penang

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Famous Air Hitam Assam Laksa @ Jalan Pasar, Penang

I would stop and have a bowl of assam laksa even though I couldn’t fill my tummy anymore.

Last Saturday, me, Rachel, Steph and Khai made a quick visit to Penang. People has been telling me about this assam laksa stall near Kek Lok Si temple. After passing by the stall on our way back from Kek Lok Si temple, seriously I couldn’t resist the temptation. We stopped and shared a few bowls of assam laksa (even though we had a very heavy lunch).


This was where it begins. Penang branded assam laksa as laksa, I’m not sure about the reason.


If you see a stall like this with an old man non-stop serving assam laksa, how could you ask me not to stop? This was my first time eating at this stall after my few visits to Penang in my life.


I couldn’t believe this was only for RM 2.70! It was RM 2.40 few years ago. Very reasonable price.

The place was packed even though its late afternoon. We manage to get a table. In minutes, the assam laksa came. The assam laksa came in a decent bowl and it never lacked off ingredients. The portion was not too bad, lots of shrimp paste (loved it!), mackerel (not sure), onions, cucumbers, red hot chilis and slices of tamarind fruit. Surprisingly there was no pineapple. Like the ingredients, the assam laksa was never lacked of taste. The generous amount of shrimp paste blends very well with the spiciness and the slightly thick assam paste with hints of mackerel. It was good.


In general, the assam laksa was good. Unbeatable price of RM 2.70 and the serving time was fast. Location is at the roadside so it could be dirty. There’s parking nearby and there’s quite a number of shops around there (to walk or to shop).


Famous Air Hitam Assam Address:
Jalan Pasar, Penang

0 thoughts on “Famous Air Hitam Assam Laksa at Jalan Pasar Penang

  1. wa lao eh….bro…i wasn't hungry at first…the moment i saw that bowl of asam laksa..i lao hao sui wei..

    damn i think im gonna have asam laksa for lunch later hahahah

  2. Oh yes – this is my fave asam laksa place! Never fail to eat this whenever i go to Penang! Lovely!

  3. hmm, its been years since I've been back there, for that laksa.

    hygiene matters a bit, i guess.

    but wouldnt mind another bowl, if the opportunity knocks.

  4. Nicholas: time to stop by mate…

    Ooi: u need to eat more!

    Rayne: I loved it too… 🙂

    Simon: Wah… KL selling RM 4 and above!

    J2kfm: well probably that's a truly Malaysian style stall…. Malaysia truly asia…

    Eva: thanks 4 ur lovely comments, keep cute yeah… see u in aug if we got time…

  5. Hey nice work, I love a good laksa. I’ve heard a bit about Air Hitam and I’m really looking forward to getting there later this year.

    I love a good laksa, and I’m putting together my ultimate laksa guide, please feel free to check it out when you get a chance: if there’s any thing you can add to it or I can add to your posts let me know! Thanks.

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