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Balik Pulau Laksa @ Nan Guang (Laksa Marathon Part II); Penang Hawker Food


Our laksa marathon continues after our first stop at Farlim Shell Laksa. Where we went next? Up up the hill we went… we are going to Balik Pulau for laksa. When we arrived, I was excited as I saw there are 3 types of laksa available. There are Assam Laksa, Siam Laksa and Mix Laksa

Too bad that there are only 2 of us. Hence can’t try out all 3 types after the laksa, bak kua bread and popiah we had at our first stop.  So we ordered the Assam Laksa and Mix Laksa. 

Mix Laksa would be assam laksa + siam laksa. Siam laksa soup base is made from coconut milk, lemon grass and kaffir lime leaves. Siam laksa tasted more to milky type. Therefore, mix laksa is the best way to balance up the milky taste of the siam laksa as assam laksa is the sourish type.

Soup base is thick with lots of small pieces of fish. There’s a strong aroma of kaffir lime leaves and lemon grass which you won’t find it in assam laksa. It’s something new to me and it tasted good! Not too milky and not too sour. Just the right amount of taste.

Can’t miss out the traditional assam laksa lor. It doesn’t differ much from the farlim laksa I just had. But this one do not have big pieces of fish. 

The one thing that impressed me was the laksa noodle used. It’s kind of differ from the normal laksa noodle we usually had. The texture is slightly coarse but it has a small degree of springy which suits my tastebud. I do not like my noodle to be soft or soggy. Yucks!

The noodle seems slightly thicker too. 

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20 Comments

  1. cariso says:

    All the way for laksa ?

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  2. Little Inbox says:

    The mix laksa sounds interesting. It must be really nice.

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  3. Have not tried the mix laksa before. Next month when I go up to Balik Pulau for durians, would definitely try the mix laksa.

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  4. laksa… hmmm, not really a big fan of it. but willing to give it a try though

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  5. allie says:

    Cariso,
    yeap.. all the way up the hill to hunt for laksa :D

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  6. allie says:

    550ml jar of faith,
    Definitely agree with you!

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  7. allie says:

    Little Inbox,
    I like it! :)
    Hope you’ll like it too!

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  8. allie says:

    My Taste Heaven,
    Hope you like the mix laksa! :D Enjoy your durian feast!

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  9. Hong CN says:

    Allie, I’m old biscuit type. I still prefer to have original type. Love the thick milky taste of Siam Laksa :-) I didn’t try this but I still able to recall its taste and fragant :-) Never expect my post able to activate your marathon in laksa hunting :-) LOL!~

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  10. Julian Si says:

    Gorgeous piccies, yummy food … yummmm!

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  11. allie says:

    Hong,
    Yalor… your laksa picture so inviting! :)

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  12. allie says:

    Julian,
    Thanks for visiting! :)

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  13. SimpleGirl says:

    the soup really looks very thick…i love the one with lots of fish pieces!!!

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  14. Dora says:

    Wa. U become a laksa expert. :)

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  15. Chin says:

    I had mine couple of months ago within the Balik Pulau Market Complex. Thick layer of fish pieces and other herbs. Yum.

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  16. iQiQ says:

    allie.. those laksa are superb..
    i prefer da siam type as its less to be found around penang.. hehe…
    will go there this weekend..
    yummy~
    *drooling

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  17. [...] and fighting in my stomach afte the laksa’s’ in our laksa marathon trip part I & part II. We still have one target place in mind for laksa but our stomach are not able to take it at that [...]

  18. allie says:

    Chin,
    I yet to try that out. Will make another trip to balik pulau for the rest of the food :)

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  19. allie says:

    iQiQ,
    I just tried out the mix laksa, but sure gonna try the siam laksa soon!
    hehe.. enjoy your laksa this weekend :)

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  20. tigerfish says:

    Here, the lemak kind is more common.

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