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Laksa in Chicago?

dulcie54 Jan 11, 2011 09:48 AM

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.

  1. nsxtasy Jan 11, 2011 06:43 PM

    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
      dulcie54 Jan 12, 2011 08:52 AM

      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
        burmacafe Jun 2, 2011 09:47 AM

        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.

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