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Last weekend I caught up with an old friend of mine, over sms she said she was gonna bring me to eat laksa at Bangsar. Now laksa is like handbags and shoes, girls seem to can’t have enough while guys are usually less enthusiastic it. I am one of those guys, but being a must-try-all person, I went with the flow anyway, despite the suspecious venue at Bangsar. I thought it might be at one of those modern restaurants.

Laksa Sarawak at Bangsar
the old school kopitiam, big bowl of laksa sarawak

After some twists and turns, we reached to the kopitiam that is situated in the housing area just opposite Bangsar Village. It was an old school place, which was a surprise. The young lady ordered the laksa sarawak for me.

Laksa Sarawak is slightly different from the Curry Laksa (also called curry mee), or Asam Laksa.It has a santan based curry soup, your choice of noodle of meehun, prawn, strips of chicken, shredded egg, bean sprout, and some mint leaves as garnish. Sambal and a piece of lime were given as a side too. Just look at the pics, *drools*

Laksa Sarawak at Bangsar
are you not drooling now? this stuff was great

Well, I gotta say I never knew Sarawak Laksa tasted so good. The soup was just creamy enough while not being too overly rich. I had initially thought the big bowl was too much but at the end it proved to be almost not enough. Definately one of the better hawker food I’ve had thus far in Klang Valley. As for the price, I wasn’t sure since I didn’t pay, but it was definately less than RM 5. Give it a try even if you’re not a laksa lover, you’ll not regret. I went there for brunch, I’m not entirely too sure if they sell till late in the afternoon though.

Laksa Sarawak at Bangsar
now this bangsar map is simply delightful, no?

GPS: 3.127575, 101.669487

updated:
open till around 3pm (thanks wye)
closed every wednesday (thanks PabloPabla)

Discuss : KY eats – Laksa Sarawak at Bangsar

  1. Oh yum!
    Will definately try it out.
    :)

    (I wonder how it matches up to the real Kuching Sarawak Laksas tho?)

  2. Laksa Sarawak is not bad, right?

    For a real authentic taste of this famous dish, should come to Sarawak!

  3. HoldenMonaro

    What’s the name of the shop? Or do they have large signboard placed by the road side? Or is it THE only old skool kopitiam at Lorong Ara 2? BTW, is the popiah goodo? Nice work KY, lubricate it up! :-P

    KY: the shop has no name apperantly, yah, it’s the corner shop at Lorong Ara Kiri 2

  4. y never mention shop name? shop name shop name shop name!!

    KY: no name bah…

  5. kolokmee

    If u ever come to kuching, email me I bring u to eat true sarawak laksa.

  6. the shop name is called Nam Chuan :) it’s a corner shop.. they usually finish selling by 3p.m.. btw, thr’s another coffee shop on the same row called Chun Heong.. their porridge is one of the best too.. alot of ppl come to bangsar for the laksa n porridge.

  7. man… you do get around =)

  8. is the noodle like bee hoon so small?

  9. Not bad not bad. i dont need to tapau for you anymore.

  10. Hello, how did you find the pasta at Ms Read? Heheh, saw you, FA and Kerol makan-ing there last nite. I was only like a table away. Didnt wanna scare you guys off by coming up to say hi. so HIIII!!! btw, FA is petite leh, sumwhat like me. ;) But shes more ganas like ;)

    KY: oO the pasta’s pretty good, but the service was bleh.. Next time just hop up and say hi!

  11. The wantan mee at the same coffee shop is really good too! So is the chee cheong fun! Its just soo smooth!

  12. Wah lau! Finally, an authentic looking Sarawak Laksa (or at least, from the pic) found in KL. I shall have to check it out! *drooling*

    Thanks for the information!

  13. Haiya! I went there this morning (Wednesday)…and it was closed. The workers were cleaning the chairs and informed that it is closed every Wednesday. Bummer! Killjoy!

    I then settled for Prawn Mee in the kopitiam along the same street. Forgetful experience.

  14. The lady who prepare the laksa is from Kuching…she uses the parrot brand laksa sambal..which is one of the true sambal you can only get from sarawak…….so having tried her laksa and those i grew up with…this is the real deal…although sometimes the soup she make can be overpowering (in terms of salt). So this is as good as it get and at a reasonable price also……the last time i was there, there’s this guy preparing kolok mee one stall behind hers…although doesnt taste quite the same but I think it rocks as well….

    and KY…&¤#/&%¤(/% for making me so damn hungry.

    • Ya…Sarawak laksa is the best. I used to buy the rempah from a family that makes them from scratch in a house at Pisang Rd, Kuching. The rempah is very important, it’s all about the rempah!

  15. Now that authentic Sarawak Laksa has been found in Bangsar, KY can you search for Kueh Chap or not?

  16. Pablopabla,

    That’s a tall order.. even in Penang I only know of a nice Kueh Chap place. I have yet to find a nice kuih teow th’ng in KL either

  17. There was one lady who was selling Kueh Chap at Taman Sri Rampai 3 years back. She was from Kuching and was here in KL to accompany her son (or daughter) was studying in TARC. Now, finish study – kueh chap also bo liao. Sob! Sob!

    Oops! Sorry for taking out of topic.

  18. MmMm good stuff KY; I often eat at this stall back in KL cause I live close by. Miss the local food so much! Great food finds on your blog; will be visiting often. CHeers

  19. yummmeeee…i love laksa swak a lots….mmg best…

    i eat sarawak laksa at Laksa Shack, Bangsar Village….very delicious….also in KLCC….marvellous…

  20. yummy…. laksa sarawak is my favourite laksa…. the best I’d ever had was in Kuching, Brooks (cannot remember the actual name). can u imagine, i have laksa sarawak for breakfast, lunch and tea-time when I was in Kuching for a week. I also tried at Laksa Shack, KL – rating : above average

  21. jon d'Arch

    I used to work down in Shah Alam at the Electrolux office in Jalan Kehuli ans was able to walk to a shop house nearby for lunch that served a wonderful version of curry laksa which never failed to please.
    Corner shophouse two blocks away from the main entrance with a very high pavement outside and parking right beside it.
    Great food, back in England now and prepare my own version which is very successful.
    Malaysian food was wonderful.

  22. Sarawak or Kuching Laksa is the best – all other laksas pale in comparison. But then I’m biased. There’s only one place in Perth that I know of that serves Kuching Laksa. And I haven’t yet found an Asian grocer that imports and stocks Kuching laksa rempah paste the whole 19 years I’ve been in WA. So on our trips back to Kuching, we usually try to bring a few packets of rempah back with us. Swallow brand used to be the original variety available, but there is now a range of brands to choose from, including Parrot. The original Kuching laksa stall run by the same family for generations can apparently still be found at the Lau Ya Keng hawker centre on Carpenter Street, Kuching. But I’ve been to other stalls serving even better laksas.

    BTW, does anyone know a made-from-scratch recipe for Sarawak laksa rempah? I wouldn’t mind giving it a go.

  23. [...] Bangsar Village Shopping Centre is located at Bangsar’s famous Telawi Road, just a stone’s throw away from the Laksa Sarawak stall that I blogged about last year. [...]

  24. Do u ever try pak ngah laksa kuala kangsar.It doesn’t look very elegant and neat if you compare them to Laksa Shack in KL. It is indeed very different from the rest like penang laksa,It was not too creamy, not too spicy… it was just simple and original. lastime only can get the pak ngah laksa in kuala kangsar but now we oso can get it from kl. no need go too far till kuala kangsar.Last week i went to selayang pasar is shock and excited tat 2 c a pamphlet pak ngah laksa kuala kangsar in town.they offering 4 bussiness ppl even though we r not business ppl oso can get d same price.The price is quite cheap n reasonable onli need RM10 per kg+soup n they oso got offering feast onli need RM12 per kg+soup+eggs.jz need to call by fon 0122999647.they got deliver in certain place.

  25. yee,
    oOo interesting, interesting. :D

  26. Recommend you to try Dried Pork Ball Noodle @Chun Heong Restaurant, right next to this Nam Chuan shop. Lunch time only.

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