Muteaudio told me about this Laksa Janggus in Kampong Perlis, Balik Pulau. He blogged about it and of course, it is must-try for me.
The place has been featured by TV3, from the above plaque hanging at their shop.
I find it amusing that in the midst of a serene Malay kampung, they have this ‘self-service’ laksa stalls. Just like McDonalds! LOL.
We reached there at about 3.25pm and was told that they only open at 3.30 pm. However, there were already a few families waiting in queue. Note that this is a Monday. I wonder what will happen on weekends?
Huge pots of the laksa soup makes everyone salivating. As I am supposed to be on vegetarian diet, I decided to order only one bowl for my husband and tax just a few mouthful. 🙂
Another ‘must-see’ is the small bowl of laksa. It costs only RM1. I wish I have a photo to show you how cute the small bowl is.
So, here’s the main attraction. A bowl of laksa which has thick soup, taste a little lemak and has just the right balance of sourish/sweetish taste. They use the fresh laksa noodle which is softer than those dried ones. On top of that, they are generous with the vegetables and you can pour any amount of shrimp paste (petis udang) you like.
Besides laksa, they also sell Malay kuehs and sagun! Oh wow, I was so happy to find sagun, which is fried dessicated coconut with sugar and flour. Their ABC, ais batu campur is also a delicious looking concoction.
So, the next time you are in Balik Pulau, hunt around for Kampong Perlis and drop by for a bowl of Laka Janggus. The drive to Balik Pulau is worth it because the journey is filled with scenic kampongs, fishing villages, nice hill view and lots of hidden paddy fields.