Zakaria Laksa Teluk Kechai @ Alor Setar

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.

2010.06.05 T Zakaria Laksa Teluk Kechai @ Alor Setar-5

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.

2010.06.05 T Zakaria Laksa Teluk Kechai @ Alor Setar-1

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Farlim Shell Station Laksa @ Penang

Asam Laksa oh asam Laksa, I absolutely love asam Laksa especially those full with fish, well, since asam Laksa is all about fish ma. Whenever I got the laksa craving, I will definitely come to Farlim here for it’s laksa. They are really famous in the past, however, ever since they move to this new shop, their business seems to drop since every time I patronize them, only a few customer are in there.

Nevertheless, I still absolutely love the laksa here although they do hire Indonesian maid to cook the dish.

Farlim Shell Station Laksa @ Penang-3

The coffee shop is very spacious and big, especially since most of the time it was empty. I always love to dine at a place where it’s always empty but still serve great food, simply because I can find parking easier, order my food faster, get to eat my food faster, and able to eat my food at my own pace since I don’t need to worry about eyes staring at you wishing you faster finish it so that they can have a place to sit. Besides, empty restaurant also won’t be so stuffy, but of course la, the food must be good!

Farlim Shell Station Laksa @ Penang-1

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Dai Guan Nga Laksa @ Alor Setar

Ahh, Alor Setar, the capital of my hometown state, Kedah Darul Aman. However, I rarely visit there. Each time I was in Alor Setar is either I am going to Kuala Kedah (to go to Langkawi) or I was there to visit some temple. Besides, although she gets her city status on year 2003, I still find that my hometown – Sungai Petani is way more developed then her. Yes, Sungai Petani don’t have a port, neither sea nor air, but still, I am sure most people will wonder why such underdeveloped place is a city.

Anyway, my recent trip to Alor Setar had lead me to taste some really shitty laksa. It’s the famous Dai Guan Nga Laksa by Lebuhraya Sultan Abdul Halim. According to the person who bring me there, she says that this laksa is the one that once extremely famous until there are rumors saying that they put tissue inside the laksa soup so that it looks like the laksa is full with fish. I am not sure how true is this, but I am sure that most people will surely taste the difference of fish and tissue eh, and wonder why there’s so many people fall on it.

2010.03.13 Laksa @ Alor Star-10

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