Ah Cheng Laksa

ah cheng laksa

Ah Cheng Laksa is one of those “hawker fare inside a mall with WiFi and air conditioned comfort” franchises, which shows no sign of slowing down. I think a lot of it has to do with their pricing and convenience. Personally, I went just coz I love the tagline, a parody of Phua Chu Kang with their version being “Best in Subang Jaya & Sunway & some even said in PJ!!”

I think the grammatically incorrect tagline adds to the good ol’ hawker stall appeal. :)

ah cheng laksa montage

I went to the one at the Curve since they had a promotional deal worked out with Cineleisure where you get a 10% discount off your food with a movie ticket. It’s only valid for a la carte items though, and not the Combo Set Promotions, which we went for. I like the seating arrangements at the outlet over here – the seats are absurdly low but a pit of sorts where you can put your feet in compensates for the height problem. Nifty.

ah cheng cham

Ah Cheng Laksa also serves the increasingly popular Cham (RM 2.50). Cham is a Hokkien word meaning “mix”. It’s a half and half mixture of coffee and tea and I’m starting to like the medley of tastes and the reduced caffeine content – very useful for combating stress in KL traffic. ;)

ah cheng laksa food montage

Combo Set 1, which is recommended for 2-3 people, is priced at RM 13.90 and comes with JR Asam Laksa, JR Curry Laksa and your choice of a regular (JR stands for junior, I presume) Asam Laksa, Curry Laksa, Kueh Tiaw Soup, or Nasi Lemak Ayam/Daging Rendang. I went for the Nasi Lemak Daging Rendang option. You can also choose the type of noodles you want in your laksa – it’s customizable.

ah cheng laksa us

Verdict:
Asam Laksa: Delicious! It’s very appetizing.
Curry Laksa: I didn’t think much of it. I prefer asam laksa to curry based laksa.
Nasi Lemak Daging Rendang: It’s okay, but not great. The pakcik that parks his van outside my condo weekday mornings sells much better nasi lemak from the back of his mobile stall.

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14 thoughts on “Ah Cheng Laksa

  1. That’s why it’s best in Subang Jaya & Sunway only! Those who said best in PJ, they were Ah Cheng and Mrs Ah Cheng:P
    If you ever miss S’wak Laksa and Kam Pua, there is this couple from Miri running a stall in Taman Megah at this corner lot kopitiam called Gembira, opposite of this Bali resort style food court or same row as Sports Toto. It’s probably the best you can get in PJ areas:)

  2. Darren: It’s not like the kueh tiaw in Sarawak, this is much thinner and almost translucent. Pretty good stuff, actually.
    xin: There’s an outlet near where I work too, so I might be eating here quite often…
    The Asam Laksa is good.
    eiling: Sibu people, we live in the jungle and trek several miles a day just to get to work. We tend to be rather adventurous. ;)
    Seriously though, it’s just a hobby of mine. Eating at different places.
    Abby: Hello Abby! It’s good to hear from you again.
    Yeah, I’ll be starting work 1st December though so I won’t be able to keep this up often, unless during weekends.
    anak pak lah: I do miss kampua but I’ve never liked Sarawak laksa…not a big fan of the curry based laksa. Thanks for the tip though. Cheers!

  3. I have been reading your blog for a number of years. I am happy to see that is back up and running. Your site inspired me to start my own blog. I guess I wil have to have my own URL to insert pictures where ever I want.
    Anyway my first section is called project Nanek and is based loosly on your project miser.
    Thanks for the exposure to other parts of the world.

  4. hey there huai bin, time to update your “about me” section! “…working professional living in Sibu”
    tried this before. feels that “laksa shack” a bit better. but nothing beats my hometown’s original laksa – laksa kelantan!

  5. Justin: Thanks for the kind comments, Justin!
    You don’t need your own URL to insert photos, try flickr. I’ve seen your first post, great work, buddy. Keep it up!
    monkey: Yeah, been meaning to update it when I get Streamyx…and here I am sitting at a TMpoint coz there’s a messed up phone line registration. Laksa Kelantan eh, will check it out.
    foongpc: Yeah, it looks deserted even on weekends. Only the cinema is packed. the Curve is a great place to eat too, have been eating there a lot lately.

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