Monday, June 29, 2009
Balik Pulau Foods
This is the Balik Pulau famous Kim Laksa stall
The Assam Laksa prepared by Kim Laksa
Nutmeg water - fresh from young nutmeg
The white nutmeg water, it is different as it is from fresh young nutmeg.
The Char Koay Teow, having good business as he use charcoal to start fire for frying the koay teow.
The laksa noodles and its ingredients
Look at the Rasa Rasa sticker there
It is Laksa Balik Pulau...
Preparing the food
The Laksa Assam, Balik Pulau
Balik Pulau is famous for its Assam Laksa, Passembur, Char Koay Teow(fried on charcoal fire), Prawn Mee(at Kg Kuala Jalan Bharu).....of course its fresh nutmeg drink and durian, other tropical fruits..... Ya, I forgot, vegetable pau is also famous, there is another brown sugar pau(pau is Chinese steam dumpling). Laksa Janggus at Kuala Perlis......
The famous laksa stall is at the Nan Guang Coffee Shop,located at the corner shop next to former Balik Pulau Market. The address is 67, Jalan Balik Pulau or Jalan Besar(main road). When we arrived at the shop, the laksa stall has all its laksa noodles sold out, and unable to serve us. This stall is very popular. The stall open from 11.00p.m. to 4.00p.m., on weekend to avoid disappointment, need to come early. The stall is closed on Wednesday. They are branded, their brand name is Kim Laksa.....
Laksa is a rice noodles served with savoury fish based gravy, cooked with herbs and spices. The herbs and spices included shallots,cucumbers, pineapples,lettuces, mint leaves, chilies,ginger flower bud(bunga kantan). The soup is fish base with local spices,which include galangal(or lengkuas), lemon grass(serai), minced onions, chillies, polygonum leaves, and shrimp paste granules(belacan). The laksa soup is then add with salt , sugar and black shrimp paste(hae ko). The Kim Laksa was originally operated by the grandma Khoo who stayed in 100, Jalan Besar. The Khoo family is actually the supplier of noodles and laksa gravy to town. Kim Laksa served two types of Laksa, assam laksa(tamarind flavour) and laksa lemak(sweet with coconut cream base).
We tried the other Laksa stall just opposite the Nan Guang, next to Jalan Tun Sardon. Photo was taken and posted in the blog. They are equally good.
(Note: I managed to taste Kim Laksa on 27-7-2009, photo posted.)