Sunday, January 5, 2014

Asian Cuisine

After much anticipation I finally get to visit Asian Cuisine in Willetton to satisfy the "Malaysian in me" aka my cravings for Asam Laksa Smiley

Most people know the common Curry Laksa, which is a coconut-based curry soup. The main ingredients for most versions of curry laksa include bean curd puffs, fish sticks, shrimp and cockles.

Asam laksa however is very different to Curry Laksa. Asam laksa is a sour, fish-based soup. Asam (or asam jawa) is the Malay word for tamarind, which is commonly used to give the stock its sour flavour.

The main ingredients for Asam Laksa include shredded fish, normally kembung fish or mackerel and finely sliced vegetables including cucumber, onions, red chillies, pineapple, lettuce, common mint, Vietnamese mint or laksa mint and pink bunga kantan (torch ginger).

The last time I had a really nice Asam Laksa was when I was in Singapore in late October and since I came back from my holiday, all I wanted was to have a nice bowl of Asam Laksa again and thanks to Jun (@yyjun84)'s recommendation, I finally did!!!
The Asam Laksa at Asian Cuisine was spot on - hot, spicy, sour, pungent and though not as flavoursome as the one I tasted in Singapore, it is still one of the best I ever tasted in Perth and that is good enough for me!!!
Chendol is a very popular dessert in Asia (Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Singapore and Malaysia) and it has always been one of my favourite desserts for as long as I can remember.

Chendol is made from coconut milk, thin green pandan flavored noodles and palm sugar. Red beans, rice and grass jelly are added on top as additional toppings.
MM's Hainanese Chicken Rice is a much-loved Chinese classic. This Singaporean/Malaysian dish is an interpretation of chicken rice, using pandan, kecap manis and cucumber to complement the balance of flavours.
Asian Cuisine's menu - so much to try!!! I must come back and try out the other dishes on the menu!!! 

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  1. Yummmm chendol and asam laksa! I could eat both right now :)

  2. I LOVE assam laksa!! More so than nyonya curry laksa...definitely going to head here one day!

    1. Willetton can be quite a long drive to go to if you live in northern suburbs like I do, but for Asam Laksa... it's all worth it!!!

  3. Hahaha I'll jump on the bandwagon and say that I love Assam Laksa too!!!! My sis tends to go to the one in Tak Chee but I only eat this dish at home in Malaysia. I am always scared that the fish might stink! But seeing your post, I am definitely thinking of giving it a try soon :P!

    Also, Happy New Year and welcome back to blogging :)! Longing to see some of your old (HK) or new (Bali) travel reviews!! Nothing throws me into an envy more than a good review :)!!!

    1. Hi WenY ツ Happy New Year to you too!!! I will give Tak Chee a try next time I'm in the area. I am still on holiday modes to be able to blog or even instagraming :-P and beside, I took way too many photos to sort them through now.... eek!!!

    2. Sounds like I will be expecting a massive photo roll soon :)! But I love photos! Pictures really tell a million words after all haha.

    3. Good idea WenY ツ I'd might just PHOTO blogging about my trips instead of attempting to write anything about it right now ...because I am way too lazy to do so at this very moment :-P


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