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[if you are unfamiliar with the different varieties of Laksa, just read the Wikipedia article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laksa]

I am looking for decent Asam and/or Sarawak Laksa in Sydney.

Laksa is probably my favourite soup-based dish ever, and my favourite variety would have to be Asam Laksa. Unfortunately, Asam Laksa is not all that easy to find unless you're in certain parts of Malaysia. I had one in Melbourne once, but only after convincing the waiter that I really did want Asam Laksa, and not Curry Laksa.

I am also interested in sampling varieties of Sarawak Laksa (has elements of both Curry and Asam Laksa), or Indonesian Laksa variants...

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    http://www.smh.com.au/news/restaurant-reviews/temasek/2008/05/09/1210131239503.html
    maybe here? this place has been getting good reviews forever but maybe it's a bit out of the way. i haven't eaten here for some time so unsure if it's still good. over 10 years ago

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    Thanks, might try it out if I have a chance next time I'm in Sydney =) over 10 years ago

    Answered by Dan via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    I have tried Assam Laksa every chance I got as I used to live in Butterworth/Penang and have not found anything worth recommending in Sydney - closest I could get to the authentic taste and texture was the Assam fish at Chinta Ria http://www.chintaria.com/ at the roof terrace of Cockle bay wharf, Darling Harbour.

    If anyone has found an Assam laksa around sydney that tastes like the real thing please reply. =) over 10 years ago

    Answered by Matt 5 via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    Try May's Laksa House in Berry Square North Sydney. Their Assam Laksa is as authentic as they come and bring back memories from my time in Penang. about 10 years ago

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    Thumbs up for May's Laksa House. I love their chicken rice!! I would have to say its the best in Sydney! about 10 years ago

    Answered by Jeffrey via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    I recently had a fantastic laksa at the Sydney Fish Markets. You can see more info as well as my review of it right here: http://www.squidoo.com/ultimate_laksa_guide I love a good laksa and have been trying to find the best ever. cheers. about 10 years ago

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    Assam laksa in Sydney.

    The place is called Malay Chinese - I'll say without hesitation that it's the most authentic i've tried outside of Penang.

    Shop 1, 50-58 Hunter St, Sydney NSW 2000
    (Closest intersection Bligh St/ Castlereagh St.)

    Problem is, they only do it every X thursdays, so pays to check the daily specials first.

    http://www.malaychinese.com.au/dailyspecials.htm over 9 years ago

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