is different from KL’s Curry Laksa in many ways. First, Sarawak Laksa is served with only bee hoon, and the bee hoon is slightly thicker than the bee hoon that we normally have. Second, Sarawak Laksa is served with specific ingredients, including prawns, chicken slices, omelet strips and bean sprouts. Sarawak Laksa is probably the only laksa with omelet strips! Last, the soup is what makes Sarawak Laksa unique, because the soup itself is prepared using more than 20 different types of herbs and spices to create the rich aroma!
It’s not easy to find authentic Sarawak Laksa around KL and PJ. Here are some of our top recommendations! (The restaurants are listed in no particular order. Some of the establishments below are not halal.)
1. Aunt Christina’s Sarawak Laksa @ Bangsar
Nestled in Nam Chun Coffee Shop in Lucky Garden, Aunt Christina’s Sarawak Laksa
needs no introduction, as it is one of the oldest and most well-known Sarawak Laksa stalls in Bangsar, KL. Priced at RM7 a bowl, the noodles are value-for-money, as it is served with two fresh and large prawns. The laksa soup is a lot thicker than normal laksa. Remember to stir and mix the bee hoon with the thick soup to enhance the flavors. Apart from Sarawak Laksa, the stall also offers pork stomach soup and chicken soup with black pepper imported from Sarawak.
2. 7th Mile Kitchen @ Kelana Jaya7th Mile Kitchen
is another must-visit place in PJ for delicious Sarawak Laksa. The restaurant is a coffee shop with only one food stall selling Sarawak noodles, including Sarawak Laksa, Kolo Mee, and Tomato Noodle. The stall is run by a young man from Kuching. His signature Sarawak Laksa is prepared using laksa paste that is imported from Kuching to ensure the taste is original and authentic. Served with two prawns, shredded chicken, and omelet strips, the Sarawak Laksa here is very flavorful with rich and thick soup.
3. Restoran Meisek @ USJ 14
At Meisek Coffee Shop
in Subang Jaya, you can find a stall named Sarawak Corner. They offer only two types of noodles, including Sarawak Laksa and Kolo Mee. Their Sarawak Noodles have a very appetizing look, as the laksa is served with a few big prawns. Same as 7th Mile Kitchen, the soup here is prepared with laksa paste imported from Sarawak. No wonder the taste of the soup is so thick and aromatic!
4. Kuching Noodle House @ One CityKuching Noodle House
is one of very few restaurants in Klang Valley that specialize in Sarawak Noodles. The restaurant's interior is very bright and clean, which gives you a homey feel when you walk in. Their signature Sarawak Laksa is nicely presented with prawns, chicken slices, and omelet. Remember to add in some chili paste and lime juice to make the soup thicker and richer in taste.
5. I Am 80s Café @ SS4, PJ
A new and trendy café in PJ is probably the last place you would expect to find a bowl of authentic Sarawak Laksa. One of the founders of the café is a chef from Sarawak; hence, he has included Sarawak Laksa in the menu to offer more food choices for the customer. The Sarawak Laksa here is beautifully presented with a mountain of omelet and bean sprouts on top of the noodles. The soup is a tad bit oily, but very fragrant and aromatic!
6. Restoran Gembira @ Taman Megah
Located opposite the famous Ming Tien Food Court, this coffee shop in PJ has a hawker stall that specializes in Sarawak Noodles, including Kolo Mee and Sarawak Laksa (they call it “Kuching Laksa”). The Sarawak Laksa here can be prepared with bee hoon or mee to suit local taste-buds. The soup is relatively more watery too if compared to others, but fragrant enough to tantalize your taste-buds!
Visit any of the eateries to satisfy your craving for Sawarak Laksa!