Penang Food: One Corner Café Indian Laksa

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Written on 8:25 AM by Penang Tua Pui

Penang food, Laksa, Bawasah Road, Giant, Burmah Road
Most of the asam laksa stalls in Penang these days are sold by Chinese and typically the asam laksa sold included prawn paste to make it sweet.

With the exception for lemak laksa of course, you will unlikely to find any asam laksa without prawn paste. Still, there are some laksa that do not put prawn paste and one of them can be found behind the Giant supermarket at Burmah road (to be exact it is at end of Bawasah Road).

The laksa is not sold in a stall but rather on a motorcycle which is parked outside One Corner Café, where the famous hokkien mee is located.


Penang food, Laksa, Bawasah Road, Giant, Burmah Road

This laksa is sold by an Indian owner who used to sell it a tricycle, moving from house to house until some years ago chose to be stationary at the present location.

This laksa tasted sour and spicy unlike the Chinese one which is sweet because of added prawn paste. If you like spicy and sour, you will likely to find this type of laksa to your liking. The laksa gravy is not that thick and looks more like curry gravy at the first glance.

Penang food, Laksa, Bawasah Road, Giant, Burmah Road

Penang food, Laksa, Bawasah Road, Giant, Burmah Road

Besides laksa, the owner also sells fried popiah and fried beancurd (tau kuah chien) and varieties of kuih like kuih talam and curry puff. We also noticed on surrounding tables that some customers ordered only fried popiah and fried beancurd with the laksa gravy, minus the noodles.

Penang food, Laksa, Bawasah Road, Giant, Burmah Road Penang food, Laksa, Bawasah Road, Giant, Burmah Road

We did order one as well as and they did taste quite nice, the taste of fried popiah soaked into laksa gravy, crunchy and yet moist too.

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Penang food, Laksa, Bawasah Road, Giant, Burmah Road

Penang food, Laksa, Bawasah Road, Giant, Burmah Road

Penang food, Laksa, Bawasah Road, Giant, Burmah Road

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21 Comments

  1. Jack |

    I used to visit the tricycle when I was a kid, miss the laksa so sometime.

    Never tot he had move into the cafe, will pay him a visit later.

    Thanks for the sharing

     
  2. Ben |

    Finally can get my gf who didn't like sweet laksa and lemak laksa.

    she will be surprise on this, hope it turn up to be a good one.

    Thanks.

     
  3. ck lam |

    Used to buy the fried popiah when he was selling it on his motorcyle at the back door of Giant but never patronize him since he shifted. Will try having it dip in laksa.

     
  4. 550ml jar of faith |

    This man is a Penang legend! He should be honoured at the upcoming celebrations for Penang's UNESCO heritage listing!

     
  5. PenangTuaPui |

    The laksa this owner sells somehow brings some nostalgic values to us as well. and the type of laksa he sells is different. Why is why we want to tell a brief story about his laksa.

    Started on a tricyle and then upgrade to a motorbike, will he eventually upgrade to a minivan or perhaps a shoplot? :)

     
  6. email2me |

    This uncle speaks a fluent hokkien too ...... :D
    If it doesn't suit your taste bud, do not say it in front of him lo .... :D

     
  7. Little Inbox |

    I used to cook laksa my own instead of eating out. :D

     
  8. Big Boys Oven |

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  9. New Kid on the Blog |

    wow, little inbox can cook own laksa... remember to share with us your recipe.

    hey, they used to sell it behind the Giant Supermarket (used to call it Fima). Then they moved over to a former funeral parlour place, now that place is collecting re-cycle items for re-cycle used.

     
  10. PenangTuaPui |

    don't play play... little inbox can cook one ah...
    share recipe only meh.. was thinking little inbox can cook and invite us all hehehe

    Nvm, after NKOTB learns the recipe, we can have 2nd round of laksa too :D:D

    All in favour, hands up please!!

     
  11. mango_lover |

    this laksa is excellent and I like to dip the popiah in the laksa soup... yum yum.

    I had been looking for him for quite sometime, never expect he moved to the shop liao. Thanks.

     
  12. Zean |

    your map really helpful to us to look for food, sometime address is meaningless to me.

    wonder this weekend will have long queue after you all post about it. :(

     
  13. Foong |

    Wow, you have a really great food blog! I used to gorge on this uncle's laksa when I was craving for some laksa with a difference. Dipping the popiah in the laksa soup was the best!

     
  14. Albert |

    Tua Puis, laksa is a signature for Penang and this is one of the laksa I like the most. Wonder if I am having it since I am young.

     
  15. Albert |

    Tua Puis, laksa is a signature for Penang and this is one of the laksa I like the most. Wonder if I am having it since I am young.

     
  16. Criz Lai |

    Hmm... I missed his laksa now ever since getting myself stuck to the computer most of the time.. haha. I used to have all the cucur udang etc soaked in the laksa soup. It's delicious.

    I missed having my auntie's laksa where she will put in the mackerel I caught and flower crab meat into the assam lemak soup. Why must she move to KL :(

    http://crizfood.blogspot.com/

     
  17. Kitty |

    is this laksa taste well?

     
  18. Hao Ciak |

    wonder when ho ciak will get this fetured in 8TV..

     
  19. MyF |

    Oh no! I miss this food so much! Used to have it each time my friends n i go there from college. Just stand there, order, and eat... one bowl is neva enuff! I tot he had long stopped selling... thanks to ur post, i'll try to find him again and eat all of the food! does he sell on weekends? lunch or evening?

     
  20. PenangTuaPui |

    MyF,

    We tried this place during lunch time, never tried during evening. So it's safer to go during lunch. Didn't ask the uncle then...

     
  21. kelvin |

    Super hot laksa, is really good that try during raining season or cold weather. Is really different taste. u can get another cheap one at balik pulau.

     

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