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Mar 5, 2009 01:31 PM


Are there any places in the Tysons, Herndon, Reston, Vienna area where I can get laksa?

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  1. Is the Penang in Reston still open? If so, you might be able to get Laksa there. I can't guarantee how good it will be though.

    Penang Restaurant
    Address: 11964 Market St, Reston, VA 20190
    Phone: (703) 787-8988

    I heard that the Penang in DC is closed because of a your next best bet is the Penang in Bethesda, MD. I took a quick look at the menu of the Bethesda location and I see they have Assam Laksa. Assam Laksa is a North Malaysian version of Laksa. It is a sour version of Laksa and there is typically little or no coconut milk. Not sure what type of laksa you are looking for. The laksa that I dream of is "laksa lemak," which is made with coconut milk and ohhhhh so good!

    Good luck!

    4933 Bethesda Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814

    1 Reply
    1. re: pleen

      not sure about the dupont location but the reston location of penang has been closed for a few years now

    2. Malaysia Kopitiam has both curry and assam laksa.

      Malaysia Kopitiam
      1827 M St NW, Washington, DC 20036

      2 Replies
      1. re: jadec

        As a Malaysian, it pains me to say this, but IMHO, Malaysia Kopitiam is sub-par. Penang is not that much better, but I do think it is slightly better than Malaysian Kopitiam.

        1. re: pleen

          Have you tried Straits of Malaya? Does it still exist?