4Singapore Hawker •
17 Jul 2013
As the complexity of sweet, sour and spicy flavours burst in my mouth and contrast with the texture of fat and chewy noodles, my immediate thoughts are: "this is nothing like any other laksa I have tasted". So, I decided to do some research.
It turns out that each country in Asia has its own style of laksa, and the one I ate last night, at Penang Kitchen in Katong, was, of course, Penang assam laksa. Assam laksa has a tamarind soup base, unlike the coconut milk soup base I had become so accustomed to in the countless bowls of laksa lemak I had devoured over the years.
Penang Kitchen is rated by discerning foodies as one of the best Penang laksa hawker restaurants in Singapore, and it certainly lived up to its reputation last night: a full bowl of udon style noodles in a tamarind, fish and chilli gravy, with generous slices of pineapple, onions and mint leaves, topped with a prawn paste - all for only S$8.50+.
Give it to me sweet, sour and spicy baby! Yum!!
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