[Non-halal] Laksa Kelang Lama is a popular local spot for Assam Laksa in Kulim, Kedah.
We made a pit-stop here on the way home from Penang to KL.
Laksa Kelang Lama in Kulim
Laksa Kelang Lama is a family-run business located in a housing area. The place is very clean and and spacious.
Apart from the Assam Laksa, the restaurant is also known for its Ais Kacang.
Laksa Kelang Lama in a home
We ordered the Assam Laksa – which was priced at RM5 for the small portion.
It is important to note that this Assam Laksa differs slightly from the ones we ate on Penang island.
We found the broth to slightly watery. However, one is free to add he ko (black prawn paste) to the soup as it is readily available as a condiment on the table.
The soup is also sufficiently tangy but not as “powerful” as the ones on Penang island. Nevertheless, the noodles were nice and there were some fish bits, onions and cucumber slices.
The best element here has to be the crackers – there were crunchy and tasty! You can always order more on the side as well.
Overall, we found the laksa here to be decent but not as thick as the ones on Penang island.
In our opinion, it’s not worth a drive from Penang – but okay to try if you’re in the area and looking for Assam Laksa.
Laksa Kelang Lama 老火较叻沙
Address: 37c, Kampung Tunku Putra, Kelang Lama, 09000
Hours: 11am-6pm Daily (Closed on Wednesdays)
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