Posted: 07 Apr 2012 09:55 AM PDT
So you are at Balik Pulau because some locals swear by the laksas here. Note I use the plural, because there are actually two types of tasty laksa you will find here – Asam and Siam (lemak) version. Once you get past the winding hilly roads leading to the small town, finding the laksa stalls will be a breeze – since they are just along the main street and better still, opposite each other!
There are two famous stalls here, one at Kafe Chuan Heong which I posted before and Kim Laksa at Nan Guang Coffee Shop. After having tasted both sides of laksa in the same afternoon, I personally do not find a lot of difference between them.
Since the stall was first setup in the early 1970s, it has seen two changes of owners.
Unless you are a hardcore Asam/Siam laksa lover, I wouldn't really recommend coming all the way here for them. This is especially true if you are only visiting Penang for only short period of time.
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