Malay Laksa and Tanjung Bungah beach


My mouth is drooling and my stomach growling as I post this. I wish I can have a bowl of this sour, sweet and spicy soup with fish flakes and different types of herbs like lemongrass, galangal, ginger flower, cillies, onions and prawn paste.

This is the Malay Laksa which has a simpler soup flavour and not as reddish as Chinese assam laksa or Siamese Laksa. Although they are made from the same ingredients, their colour is different and taste is also different.


There are several stalls along the roadside at the Tanjung Bungah beach. This is where the tsunami hit a year ago. Scary…..


This is a regular scene at this stretch of beach. The sands are not very white and powdery but this is one of the few public beaches and hence, have a lot of people on weekends. Most of the beaches around the Tanjong Bungah and Batu Feringghi beaches are occupied by the hotels. Though they are not out of bound (all beaches are public) but to find a parking can be difficult there.


I was trying out my new zoom lense and am still working on getting the right shutter speed, aperture etc. When I was taking this photo, the sun was very bright and glaring. Therefore, I used a photo filter but as usual, forget to take in this factor and did not adjust the aperture/shutter speed accordingly. Therefore, I ended up with a gloomy looking scene. 🙂 However, the huge white ship in the distance is certainly very nice!

Post Author: Lilian

Food, travel, recipes. Chinese Malaysian, blogger, photographer and writer.

8 thoughts on “Malay Laksa and Tanjung Bungah beach


    (February 28, 2006 - 4:04 am)

    Bingo! I patronise the Tg Bungah Malay laksa almost every other weekend. I just go to the one across the road from the ‘Kg Tsunami.’


    (February 28, 2006 - 8:45 am)

    🙁 🙁


    (February 28, 2006 - 9:58 am)

    laksaaaa …. i love the soup.. i’m gonna add in my todo list :/ haha


    (February 28, 2006 - 10:04 am)

    tummy rumbling for the laksa…


    (February 28, 2006 - 5:15 pm)

    u shold have posted this b4 my trip


    (February 28, 2006 - 11:25 pm)

    Oooh lamanya tak makan laksa. My husband don’t favor laksa asam… hmmm kena cook laksa lah ini macam kak lilian haish…


    (March 1, 2006 - 4:55 am)

    Just got back from Pg for a shoot. I found this place selling Malay Laksa in Kampung Perlis nearby Pasir Panjang Beach. Its called Laksa Janggus. Open from 2pm till 7.30pm. Closed on Wednesday. From the crowd I reckon its quite famous. You should try it. Sedap! I’ll post it in my blog later.


    (March 1, 2006 - 7:30 pm)

    I do miss Laksa and Malaysian food. On my next trip………Thanks for those wonderful pics.

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