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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 6 years ago

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    Thanks, might try it out if I have a chance next time I'm in Sydney =) over 6 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 6 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. over 6 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! over 6 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. over 6 years ago

    Answered by paul via Site_iconTravellr.com
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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 5 years ago

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