There’s no need to fly to Sarawak for authentic Sarawak Laksa!
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Sarawak Laksa is one of those noodle dishes that people will have really high expectations and are willing to hunt down for, and for good reason too.
There’s nothing like its rich, complex broth of shrimp, chicken, and a plethora of spices and herbs for the unique taste.
So if you’re up for a bit of adventuring to feed your hungry stomach, why not give these a try?
1. Signature Noodle Noodle, SS15
If you’re looking for authentic Sarawak Laksa, this noodle shop has it. The place is run by Sarawakians and they proudly display a Sarawak flag in the store itself too. Not only can you get Sarawakian fare here, there are also interesting add-ons and sides like cutlets and dumplings.
The Sarawak Laksa here is rich and brothy, with a delicious tang from the lime. Although Sarawak Laksa traditionally has prawns in it, here you can choose to skip the prawns for RM4 less.
Signature Noodle Noodle
56, Jalan SS 15/4b, Ss 15, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor
Weekdays 9:30am – 2:30pm (closed on Wednesdays)
Weekends 9:30am – 3pm
2. Kuching, USJ
Yes, the name of the shop is Kuching, after the state. And for good reason! This place specializes in Sarawakian noodles: Sarawak Laksa and Kolo Mee. You can customize your noodles, from rice vermicelli to the signature crinkly kolo mee or even mee pok.
B-08-GF, Garden Shoppe One City USJ 25/1a, 47630 Subang Jaya, Selangor
3. Aunty Christina’s, Seapark
Locals don’t need another introduction to Aunty Christina’s. This humble stall in kopitiam Restoran Seapark was many people’s first introduction to Sarawak Laksa, with a thick broth that isn’t overwhelming and a good portion of toppings.
Aunty Christina’s is really popular both in-store and for deliveries, so be prepared for a bit of a wait.
Aunty Christina’s Sarawak Laksa inside Restoran Seapark
23, Jalan 21/1, Sea Park, 46300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Daily 8am – 2.30pm
4. I-Tea House, Ara Damansara
I-Tea House is quite hidden, but well-known among Sarawak Laksa aficionados. Also known as Aunty Lan’s Sarawak Deli, this is where you go for authentic Sarawakian fare, even for harder-to-find dishes like kuey chap and tomato kolo mee.
The prawns served here are quite large and the broth is very flavourful. However, you will need to be quite patient as there is usually a long wait unless you have impeccable timing.
Aunty Lan’s Sarawak Laksa inside I-Tea House
E-G-11, Block E, Jalan PJU 1A/41B Pusat Dagangan NZX, Ara Damansara, 47301, Selangor, Malaysia
Tuesday – Sunday 7am-5pm (Closed on Mondays)
5. Sibu Kan-Pua Mee & Sarawak Laksa, SS19
This place specializes in only 5 noodles dishes, and it does them well. This was originally a stall in Sunway Mentari before they moved to SS19.
Come here for a hearty, full-bodied bowl of authentic Sarawak Laksa with its rich broth, though you will most likely need to wait for a seat at the tiny shop.
The dumplings here are highly recommended as well!
Sibu Kan-Pua Mee & Sarawak Laksa
40, Jalan SS19/6, SS 19, 40150 Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Monday-Saturday 7am-1:30pm (Closed on Sundays)
6. Rustic Borneo Kitchen, SS6
This little hole-in-the-wall stall moved serves humble Sarawakian noodles and Western dishes at affordable prices.
The Sarawak laksa here has slightly more of a spicy kick for those who enjoy a bit of heat with their noodles.
However, this place is not air-conditioned nor is parking particularly easy, so come early or when you’re not in too much of a rush.
Rustic Borneo Kitchen
Jalan SS 6/12, Jalan bahagia 1, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Tuesday – Sunday 7am-3.30pm
7. Mama Ting, SS2
Mama Ting is open for both lunch and dinner, so you can get your fill even if you feel like noodles after a long day. Their quality is consistently good with friendly service, which draws in crowds of regulars.
Be prepared for a satisfying bowl of noodles after a bit of a wait. Portion sizes are on the smaller side so hungry patrons are recommended to order a large if you want more to eat.
8, Jalan SS 2/10, SS 2, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Friday-Wednesday 9am-2.30pm & 6pm-8.50pm (Closed on Thursdays)
Sarawak Laksa not your thing? Don’t worry, Malaysia has a specialty laksa for almost every state, you’d be spoiled for choice!
Anne is an advocate of sustainable living and the circular economy, and has managed to mum-nag the team into using reusable containers to tapau food. She is also a proud parent of 4 cats and 1 rabbit.