Laksa Utara @ The Middle of Nowhere

shah alam laksa stall

I was driving yesterday afternoon when I realized I haven’t had breakfast or lunch and I was really early so I decided to stop by this roadside stall.

shah alam stall

Now, when I say roadside stall, I mean the REAL kind – the ones that can pack up and leave without a trace…

shah alam chairs

…with plastic chairs for you to sit on, arranged nicely in clusters under the shade of trees.

shah alam laksa

I only had RM 4 in my wallet and I ordered their Laksa Utara (RM 3). It tasted pretty good, probably coz I was very hungry. It had all the right stuff inside – boiled egg, fish pieces and shallots. Laksa Utara (Northern Laksa) is asam laksa, sorta, kinda.

shah alam chendol

This was washed down by a bowl of nice cold chendol (RM 1). The patrons of this place seem to be predominantly blue collar workers and truckers as can be seen here:

shah alam people

You’re supposed to throw the bowl and spoon in one place and there’s a bucket of water for you to wash your hands in.

shah alam rubbish

Now tell me this isn’t authentic street food!

shah alam wash

Alas, I think I used my right hand to wash though. smirk

All photos taken using the Sony Cyber-shot TX-5. You know the best thing about these outlets? I only had RM 4 and pulled it out (all of the cash in the wallet) and the dude said, it’s okay, we’ll just make it RM 3 (so to not leave my wallet empty). *touched*

Location:

N 03° 03′ 14.8″

E 101° 32′ 49.2″

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178 thoughts on “Laksa Utara @ The Middle of Nowhere”

  1. mamasuri: Yeah, I can imagine! The cool weather and the hot laksa. I’ve never had laksa in Tanah Rata though – gotta make CAMERON instead of GENTING the highlands destination of choice now. 🙂

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  2. That’s pretty generous of the bloke, he probably loss money selling to you. So you should go back and bring Eiling.
    I want to see pictures.

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  3. Ah! Cendol pulut! I had that in Sg Petani (Kedah) – not bad at all. As for the laksa, I think I remain loyal to our own Sarawak version. Laksa Utara – Those guys probably came from those parts – Kedah or roundabout there.

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  4. rocket: Yeah, the hospitality of these people manning stores never cease to amaze me. I was surprised as well! 🙂
    Jeff: It’s not exactly peaceful, considering it’s located beside a highway but the foliage gives the illusion of being in an oasis. 😉
    suituapui: Alas! I should have gone for that instead. I went for the tapai version, pretty good.
    Yeah, looks like they come from the North, not that I can tell, but from the stuff they sell. 🙂
    KY: Yup, it’s mixed into your cendol. You can have either tapai or pulut. I had the tapai, pretty good! 🙂

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  5. claire: Yeah, pretty nice guy eh? 🙂
    This one is located in Shah Alam. How’s the one in Ipoh?
    eiling: Heh! Yeah, and it’s in Shah Alam too – near the sports stadium.
    Your taste to atas for this though. Haha! 🙂
    kom: I can’t see the characters. Chinese? 🙂
    Ryan: Yup, only in stalls like this. 🙂
    I eat chicken rice almost every day at this place near my workplace and the most they give me is a 10 cent discount every 7 times I go or something like that. My bill comes up to RM 8.10 so it’s annoying to have 90 cents jingling around most times when I’m a regular there.

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  6. first off, Im sorry, Hb, for the shit I caused. over and done. i did not mean to offend. but thats a good looking trailer. kind of like the barbeque places or hot dog stands. you know whats good and whats not. like bele chere in my home town. or hagis, or ramps, or cressy greenns ( they smell like… the greens and ramps both). like chitlens. I dislike them. but I like ribs and shrimp. everybodies different. like snails and oysters. I like fried oysters (not raw) but the thought of snails… I can eat dove, shoot off a tree or powerline, in fact very good, but pigion.. not so much. why is that? calamri is great. like onion rings. or prosutio grosses me out, but I cook country ham slices barlely done, and thats ok. thanks hb. after all this, I dont want meat, fish or fowl. Ill just have a some milk and and egg sandwich.. wait. wtf… Im truly sorry if
    I made anybody mad. though shit. I like those little places.

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  7. man i miss a good laksa!!! closest thing in sydney is this place in the city called malay chinese, and it’s not even close to what i know i can get in kl! beggars can’t be choosers i guess 🙂

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  8. rocket: Haha! No la I’m just saying, maybe she will eat it. 🙂
    tom: Hey no worries buddy! 🙂
    Yeah, I was early for an appointment and haven’t had lunch or breakfast so I decided to drop by this place, which is pretty close to the venue.
    It was a pretty cool day so that’s good.
    I like the foliage too! 🙂
    Chen: Hello Chen! 🙂
    Heh! I didn’t get diarrhea (can never spell this word), and I eat all sorts of crap. 🙂
    steph: You know, I’ve never had a laksa craving before. At least I don’t remember it. It’s not one of my favorite foods but I’ll eat it. 🙂
    Yeah, authentic Malaysian food is hard to find down under. It’s usually fusion HK food. 🙂

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  9. Chen: Thanks Chen! 🙂
    Appreciate the kind comments and thanks for reading. 🙂
    online contest: Yup, it’s the very same thing. 🙂
    It’s the best laksa in Malaysia.
    Not a big fan of santan, and if you’re not either you’ll love it! 🙂

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