Alor Setar, the capital of Kedah, is very very famous of it’s laksa. No, not the Asam Laksa you find it Penang, but rather a variant of it, known as Laksa Kedah.
The most famous Kedah Laksa is Laksa Teluk Kechai, and Zakaria Laksa is the best according to many people.
According to what I understand, Kedah Laksa is supposed to be very similar to Asam Laksa in Penang, and the only difference is the garnishing used.
However, it doesn’t taste the same to me. Well, yes it taste the same if you were to compare it to those really lousy Asam Laksa in Penang. The soup is sorta tasteless besides salty, and I can’t taste any fish on the soup. It was so bad that I almost want to stop eating it after 1 spoon, but looking at the crowd there, I find that doing it will be too insulting to them.
However, although the laksa soup is very very bad, but the noodle is good. It’s much firmer and also taste nicer, and better to bite it compare to many other places. 2.0/10
The Lai Chee Kang is ok though, although I don’t really like it especially they have peanuts inside it. 3.0/10
This is also the 1st time I saw a laksa stall actually selling laksa based by weight. RM10 per kg! This is madness.
Look at the crowd, it’s 3 PM evening, not during lunch or dinner time. When I pass by them during dinner time later, the road was full of cars parked by people who are dining there, which I totally can’t understand, what so good about it?
Total Damage: RM2.50 per bowl of laksa
Operating Hours: 12 PM to 7 PM
Location: Jalan Kuala Kedah, Alor Setar