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While up at Sungai Petani a couple months ago, we took the opportunity to get my brother to introduce some of the more unique dishes the biggest city in Kedah has got to offer. Since we already had those awesome curry mee at Eupe food court, it was time for laksa fish at Restoran Piao Siang.

Restoran Piao Xiang at Sungai Petain, Haze & Win Sern
Restoran Piao Xiang at Sungai Petain, Haze & Win Sern

Restoran Piao Xiang, or Sin Piao Xiang, is located just a stone’s throw away from the Sungai Petani Utara toll plaza, and like most places in Sungai Petani, you won’t have too much of a problem trying to get a parking spot.

The restaurant opens for both lunch and dinner, and is considered one of the bigger eateries in the area, well, big enough to hosts wedding functions every now and then.

the famous asam fish, with fish, and some laksa noodle too
the famous laksa fish, with fish, and some laksa noodle too

For the three of us on a very hungry afternoon, we ordered four dishes to go with steamed rice.

The claim of fame here is the laksa fish (RM 26), a dish that is so simple in its ingredients you wonder why we don’t see it anywhere else. You make some awesome laksa broth, throw in steamed fish, mint leaves, and some laksa noodle for good measures.

I think having this dish as is as a whole meal is certainly viable, especially for laksa fans.

eggplant with sambal, stuffed chicken skin, seafood tofu
eggplant with sambal, stuffed chicken skin, seafood tofu

The eggplant with sambal (RM 7) is a musts order for those who like northern style sambal that comes with a kick. Seafood tofu (RM 9) is pretty decent as snacks, but the stuffed chicken skin (RM 17) actually surprised me, chicken skin stuffed with minced pork, reminds me of the first time I had something like that from Elegant Inn (stuffed with prawn meat tho).

Over all it was certainly a satisfying lunch, and one that is pretty reasonably priced too. If you’re up North, this is certainly not a bad place to check out.

map to Sin Piao Siang, Sungai Petani

Restaurant Piao Xiang
20 & 21 Jalan Melati 1,
08000 Sungai Petani, Kedah
GPS5.677679, 100.507461
Tel: 04-442 6219

Discuss : KY eats – Laksa Fish at Restaurant Piao Siang, Sungai Petani

  1. KY, I can understand my cousin who live in Singapore travel often to Malaysia. Food so special is why. Chicken skin with sambal sound so interesting must try it if able to.

  2. Wah, I’m quite enticed by the laksa fish – wish you had said this was in klang instead of kedah! 😉

  3. whoa.. i wanna go here.. food looks great! Can almost taste the sourness of the laksa. Also crazy about brinjal so yeah!

  4. Fish in my laksa, yes please – but I’m not so fond of the fish head.

  5. Irvine Chin

    definitely a heavy meal u had there. price looks reasonable to me. believe my family will love the laksa fish.

  6. immature 2.0

    uncle, laksa fish can be found everywhere, its called …. bowl of regular laksa with fish slices

  7. Been to Sg Petani many times when my girl was studying there. Other than Yeh Lai Siang (and Uncle Choo in the mall), did not try any other Chinese places there – all over the place, not that convenient if one does not have a car or friends to take you around. 🙁

  8. Chicken skin stuffed with minced meat? Looks glorious and super crispy…I like! 😉

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