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Jan 11, 2011 09:48 AM

Laksa in Chicago?

I just returned from London, where I had Laksa for the first time. I absolutely loved it, and would now like to find some places here at home to have it.

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  1. I asked a friend who is originally from Malaysia and here's his reply: "Penang (in Chinatown) served great laksa but it burned down about 4 years ago and nothing has been put back in its place. Have not heard of any other good Malaysian restaurants in Chicago. The best laksa we've ever had is the assam laksa at Nyonya in NYC."

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    1. re: nsxtasy

      Thanks for the response. Surprised and somewhat disappointed that this is apparently not available in a city the size of Chicago. I will keep searching though!

      1. re: dulcie54

        I was surprised too when I had heard about this. Once you try Laksa, one cannot easily forget its intense flavor. If you can't find Laksa, you may want to try finding a Burmese Restaurant. Burmese has Chicken Coconut Noodle Soup which is equally good. Just make sure to squeeze enough lemon juice and add enough hot pepper to suit your taste.