Imagine this: zesty spices, vibrant cultures and unforgettable flavours, all soaring to life in a warm bowl of Sarawak Laksa. Hailing from the heart of Borneo, Sarawak Laksa is a rich noodle dish that is often filled with strands of rice vermicelli and aromatic reddish-brown broth. It gains further depth and flavour from toppings of shredded chicken, omelette slices, bean sprouts, sambal, calamansi lime, and juicy prawns. So if you’re feeling adventurous, come on and give these places a try for a meal that promises a trip to Sarawak!
Top 10 Sarawak Laksa Spots In KL & PJ
1. Restaurant Lin Li Xiang
Bursting with richness, Lin Li Xiang’s signature Sarawak laksa noodles come in Normal or Special options. We recommend getting their Special bowl, which is jam-packed with huge prawns, char siew, fluffy Pataya egg, omelette strips, bean sprouts, shredded chicken and fried kiaw to truly satisfy your cravings!
Restaurant Lin Li Xiang
Address: 93G, Jalan SS 22/11, Damansara Jaya, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday (7.30 am – 3 pm & 5 pm – 11 pm)
2. Aunty Christina’s Sarawak Laksa
Warming and comforting with authentic flavours, Aunty Christina’s Sarawak Laksa is definitely a treat for foodies that crave for a holiday to Kuching! As a true-born Sarawakian herself, Christina has been serving up joy with her delicious Sarawak laksa for over 20 years.
Aunty Christina’s Sarawak Laksa
Address: No.6, Jalan 21/19, Sea Park,, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Operating Hours: Friday to Tuesday (8 am – 2.30 pm), Wednesday & Thursday (9 am – 5 pm)
3. I-Tea House (Aunty Lan Sarawak Deli)
It’s about to get hot in here! Renowned for its fiery reputation, Sarawak laksa at Aunty Lan’s is famed to be very spicy with a thick chilli powder infused broth, igniting a culinary adventure for those brave enough to savour its intense heat.
I-Tea House (Aunty Lan Sarawak Deli)
Address: 36, Jalan Puteri 1/4, Bandar Puteri, 47100 Puchong, Selangor
Operating Hours: Wednesday to Monday (8 am – 8 pm), Closed on Tuesdays
4. Lao Mao Cafe
Highly recommended by talented Malaysian singer Zee Avi, Lao Mao Cafe is a new up-and-coming cafe in PJ’s Megah Rise Mall that serves up irresistible Sarawak laksa. Their sambal belacan laksa broth really stands out with its perfect blend of tanginess, spiciness and aromatic herbs. You’ll definitely be shouting “sangat sedap”!
Lao Mao Cafe
Address: Megah Rise Mall, Jln SS 24/8, Taman Megah, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday (11 am – 9 pm)
Status: Pork-free, Pet-friendly
5. Restoran Dapur Sarawak
Set up by the famous Sarawakian actor Mahmud Ali Basha, Restoran Dapur Sarawak offers a heart-warming Sarawak laksa that is doused in lots of creamy coconut milk gravy with garnishes to give it a tangy oomph. It’s time to cancel your flight tickets to Sarawak and head on here instead!
Restoran Dapur Sarawak
Address: No.19, Jalan Sarikei, Off Jalan Pahang, Pekeliling, 53000, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday (10 am – 10 pm)
6. Rustic Borneo Kitchen
Next, feel the heat at Rustic Borneo Kitchen! The Sarawak laksa here has a slightly spicier kick for spice lovers who enjoy the burn. It’s a gem and seriously such a legit spot for authentic Sarawakian favourites!
Rustic Borneo Kitchen
Address: Jalan SS 6/12, Jalan Bahagia 1, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Operating Hours: Tuesday to Sunday (7 am – 3.30 pm), Closed on Mondays
If you love friendly service and an air-conditioned environment, head on down to SALTed! With a wide variety of Sarawakian street food to try and of course with their laksa being the Star on the menu, prepare to be whisked away on a delightful getaway to the Land of the Hornbills.
Address: 30, Jalan PJU 7/16a, Mutiara Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Operating Hours: Tuesday to Sunday (10 am – 2.30 pm), Closed on Mondays
8. Mama Ting Sarawak Noodle
With fast service and a generous portion for dishes, Mama Ting Sarawak Noodle is next on our list! Sarawak laksa over here is decently scrumptious and satisfying with a boost from fragrant spices. It’s definitely worth a try, foodies!
Mama Ting Sarawak Noodle
Address: 8, Jalan SS 2/10, SS 2, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Operating Hours: Friday to Wednesday (9 am – 2.30 pm, 6 pm – 8.50 pm), Closed on Thursdays
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9. Signature Noodle Noodle
This family-operated noodle shop will transport you to the streets of Kuching! With a hearty broth, tender noodles and impressive overall flavour, it will be an enjoyable surprise for you in every bite.
Signature Noodle Noodle
Address: 56, Jalan SS 15/4b, Ss 15, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor
Operating Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday (9.30 am – 2.30 pm, 5.30 pm – 9.30 pm), Saturday & Sunday (9.30 am – 3 pm, 5.30 pm – 9.30 pm), Closed on Wednesdays
10. Kedey Kamek
Of big portions, cosy environments and memorable Sarawak laksa, Kedey Kamek is a sweet conclusion to our list. Make sure to come here hungry so that you can try more of their Sarawakian specials along with the added kick from your laksa!
Address: Sunway Putra Mall, 100, Jalan Putra, Chow Kit, 50350 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday (10 am – 10 pm)
Noodles, Broth & Happiness – Slurp Away Laksa Lovers
Fondly regarded by the late Chef Anthony Bourdain as “Breakfast of the Gods”, Sarawak Laksa isn’t just a dish, it’s an uplifting adventure of rich flavour that will have your taste buds craving for more in every tantalising spoonful. Slurp on laksa lovers!
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