Penang Assam Laksa

During my trip to Penang Island in April, 2012, I insisted to go back to the same stall to have my Penang Assam Laksa. I brought my aunt to this stall to taste this great Assam Laksa. It is located opposite of the Air Itam wet market and not far away from the Kek Lok Si. If you are going to visit the temple (Kek Lok Si), do stop by to try this noodle.

The amount of ingredients is pretty generous for a bowl of noodle. They gave a lot of the shredded mackerel, as you can see from the picture. When you mix it with the thick round rice noodle and the prawn paste, it made a perfect mixture. The aroma  of the lemon grass is strong too and the taste is perfectly good, at least it is better than some other food courts out there.

Do look for this signboard and stall setup if you are unsure where is this stall located. I am sure you cannot miss it.

Picture from

Jalan Pasar, Air Itam, Penang.
Opens daily from 11.15am – 7.30pm

Luk Yu Tea House

After tried their dim sum selections, we went back to the same restaurant to try other food from the menu. Coincidently, they were having promotions during our visit where we could order their rice and noodle selections with reduced prices. Of course, the portion was small than its usual one but it is good to try since we wanted to try many different food.

Yang Chow Fried Rice
Simple fried rice, enough taste and not too dry. The portion that they gave us was enough for two bowl.

Fried Kuay Teow with Beef and Fried Loh Shu Fun
This fried kuay teow may look small portion but it is quite delicious and it tasted better than the fried loh shu fun below. The ingredients included the sliced of beef, bean sprouts and egg.

And this fried loh shu fun looked quite delicious too but still not enough taste. I did not know whether it was because I ate the fried kuay teow first, then I found this noodle not enough taste. However, it gave quite a lot of ingredients which include minced meat, bean sprouts and kau choi.

Fish Head Noodle
Another good try was their fish head noodle. I liked the fish head soup with milk. It is very delicious. It gave few slices of the fish meat with some tomatoes, ham choi and fried onions. It always go well with rice vermicelli.

Also visit my other reviews on Luk Yu Tea House,
Luk Yu Tea House, Feast Floor, Starhill Gallery, 181, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Kim Lian Kee

Today let me bring you back to Petaling Street and stop by at this famous Chinese restaurant called, Kim Lian Kee which is located next to another famous soya bean stall at the T-junction of Jalan Petaling and Jalan Hang Lekir.

I brought my colleague from Singapore to try the black-colour version of Hokkien noodle sometime ago. So, first thing first, we tried the fried Hokkien Noodle. Again, I am not a big fan of Hokkien noodle but with a small portion of this noodle, it is enough to give comment. Overall, it was enough “wok hei” (wok heat) and I can smell the “delicious” coming out from this noodle. The thick yellow noodle was not too dry and the sauce just thick enough. It used lards to fry this noodle.

This is how it looked like. The ingredients inside this noodle included some sliced pork meat, few prawns and some vegetable. Eat it while still hot, Slurrpp! You can try this noodle at Lot 10 Hutong

Because my colleague likes to eat spicy food, we ordered two additional dishes. The below picture shows the fried chicken cubes with dried chillies. The amount of chicken cubes is almost equivalent to the amount of the side ingredients such as shredded carrots, onions, capsicum cubes and dried chillies.

Next, fried prawn in kam heong style. It is another spicy dish and I quite like it. The kam heong’s smell was great! I cannot resist from eating it.

49 Jalan Petaling  50000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.