Luscious Malaysian Curry Laksa

By Mark Wiens 19 Comments

Malaysian Curry Laksa

Restaurant: Kedai Kopi Yee Fung
Location: Gaya Street (close to Stay In Lodge), Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia
Cost: 5 MYR ($1.55)

With an artful composition, an ambrosial aroma, a flavor from paradise, and a satisfaction that surpasses understanding, it’s no wonder I spent my last 5 Ringgits on a delightful bowl of Malaysian Curry Laksa and was forced to walk myself to the airport…

laksa curry noodles

Curry Laksa is a combination of flavors that you dream about having in your mouth all at once.  The creamy coconut curry soup blends with the soft rice noodles as the shredded chicken, boiled shrimp, and fried tofu puffs, play their part by soaking up the curry.  Fresh herbs, a squeeze of lime, and chili sambal sauce, all work to boost the flavor to Utopian heights.

malaysian laksa curry Curry Laksa is similar to eating Thai Kanom Jeen but possibly with a richer and maybe slightly heartier blend.  I gobbled it down, thoroughly enjoying it till the last drop of liquid did us part and then continuing to lick the bowl spic-and-span.

An iced lemon tea, made sweeter than candy, did an amazing job of cooling my sweating brow, which is inevitable while partaking of a hot bowl of Laksa in a super humid location.

laksa noodles

As I said farewell to my final 5 Ringgits at the mercy of the contents of a plastic bowl, acknowledging that I would have to trek the 6 km to the airport, I knew I had made the right decision…

– Migration Mark

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  • Faree da

    5 years ago

    I am from Yangoon I grew up eating Mohinga every single day.it is a tasty dish andthe taste is amazing.few years back we went Malaysia and found Assam laksa had a little similarity with Mohinga.very spicy and delicious.But Mohinga nothing beats it .

  • Faree da

    5 years ago

    I am from Yangoon I grew up eating Mohinga every single day.it is a tasty dish the is amazing.few years back we went Malaysia and found Assam laksa had a little similarity with moving a.amazing taste.very spicy and delicious.

  • Dina

    11 years ago

    I’m embarrassed to say that being born in Malaysia’s neighbour country, I’m not so familiar with their food. I have laksa before, and it’s heavenly good. Not sure what kind of laksa was that. I think it has some coconut milk taste in it. Your pictures are so good, I feel almost can taste it just from the appearance.

  • Paul Blazey

    11 years ago

    Hey nice pics here and I like you blog. I also love a good laksa, so if you like check out the Ultimate Laksa Guide http://www.squidoo.com/ultimate_laksa_guide add to it in any way you can cheers.

    • Mark Wiens

      11 years ago

      Cool, thanks for sharing Paul, Laksa is one of the great dishes of this world!

  • Mark Wiens

    11 years ago

    Yes, the food in Malaysia and all over SE Asia is on a pretty prestigious level. I’m sure you will enjoy everything when you travel here!

  • This_Journey

    11 years ago

    Oh man! The laksa looks so good! I need to get over to Malaysia asap! There is a whole other world of gastronome in SE Asia that awaits my taste buds 😉 Thank you for sharing, and great blog Mark!

  • bestkuchinghotels.com

    11 years ago

    hi,

    have you checked out Sarawak Laksa? it is totally different from Sabah laksa as we dont put tofu in it.

    check it out here:
    http://bestkuchinghotels.com/best-kuching-eateries/sarawak-laksa-most-popular-food-in-kuching-city.html

    cheers!

    • Mark Wiens

      11 years ago

      Thanks, I’d love to try it out sometime, looks delicious too!

  • Gourmantic

    11 years ago

    That’s what I call walking off your meal! Looks utterly delicious and satisfying too.

  • ciki

    11 years ago

    oh yeah bay-beh.. and i would too.. after all, 5 ringgit for a bowl of curry laksa is a steal! Love gaya street for food. Did u manage to try the fish head noodles by the Kadazan brothers at Beverly.. killer awesome stuff;)

    great blog u got here btw .. v cool!

  • Bessie

    11 years ago

    Yummmmm! Ditto Earls’ comment – that’s a true foodie’s choice. I’m sure you reveled in your decision all the way to the airport. Gotta love a good curry!

  • Mark Wiens

    11 years ago

    @Earl: It’s definitely worth it! Yah, you have got to try Kanom Jeen next visit to Bangkok. My favorite sauce is Nam Ya Kati with all the toppings.

    @Juno: You are right about food in Malaysia, and I fully agree.

  • Juno

    11 years ago

    Things I loved about Malaysia, was food. Delicious yet so cheap! All the street vendors, noodle, satay, .. mmmm

  • Earl

    11 years ago

    A bowl of laksa over a taxi to the airport is a true sign of a food-addict! Although, I’d probably do the same in Malaysia.

    I’ve never heard of Kanom Jeen during my travels in Thailand but I have certainly taken note for next time…