Siam Laksa and kueh Melayu


I am drooling as I was uploading this photo to Flickr. I wish I can have a bowl of this sourish with a tinge of lemak (milky taste from coconut milk) laksa.

Notice that it is served very much different from Penang laksa and a bit similar to Kedah? The distinct difference is there is no sticky, black prawn paste. In place, there is hard boiled egg and kasturi lime. A big bowl which 3 of us shared cost RM5.

We get this laksa from the Tapah R&R (North to South side) from a new cafe with aircond called Shahala Coffee. This place has blended drinks and brewed coffee too.


They also serve Malay kuehs in these small plastic containers. I ordered the koleh kacang, that purple thingy which I forget the name and kueh talam. The kueh talam is a little disappointing but the rest were nice.

This place is a refreshing change from the standard beehoon, mee goreng, nasi lemak and nasi Melayu offerings sold by the vendors outside.

Post Author: Lilian

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8 thoughts on “Siam Laksa and kueh Melayu


    (July 29, 2005 - 12:18 pm)

    Wah wah wah … It looks as if you really enjoyed the R&R. I also hope that they can maintain the cleanliness and the ambience. We used to only eat at Dunkin D during our frequent trips back to Penang until we stumbled upon Shalala cafe. Food there is pretty good and we have been frequenting the place since.

    I had that and didn’t realise it was Siam Laksa. Anyway, will be back in Penang for a kenduri this weekend and will make it a point to have this dish again on our return trip ….. ciao


    (July 29, 2005 - 1:54 pm)

    they really steam the kuih-muih inside the plastic containers??? safe kar??


    (July 29, 2005 - 4:07 pm)

    I lurve laksa! Yum, yum.


    (July 31, 2005 - 9:18 pm)

    You’re too much. You’re not only torturing me with laksa, on top of that is kuih koleh which is so delicous served during bukak puasa.


    (October 4, 2005 - 12:12 pm)

    mm..nak puase ni..kecoh air liurr..ade mase jum tengo video


    (December 5, 2005 - 2:13 pm)

    Laksa Shalala memang syooook!!!!!!


    (December 5, 2005 - 2:15 pm)

    Best Nasi Lemak Power ranger..Laksa Thai no 1.
    Best outlet in R&R. Bravo


    (September 17, 2006 - 9:50 am)


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