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Laksa – facts and calories

Laksa – facts and calories

Laksa is one of the most popular Malaysian foods. There are several versions to this dish which comes from different parts of Malaysia. In fact, each type of Laksa in Malaysia has its own identity, taste and specialty. Sarawak Laksa uses shrimp paste and is known to be very spicy.


The Johor Laksa meanwhile is sometimes known as the ‘Malaysian Spaghetti’ which comes with thick sauce. Meanwhile the Asam Laksa is known for its aromatic gravy using tamarind and pineapple is one of the most popular dishes loved by Malaysians from all walks of life who enjoy this in stalls, coffee shops and in Pasar Malams.

A bowl of Penang Laksa has 436 calories which contains kembung fish while a bowl of Asam Laksa has about 432 calories. A bowl of Sarawak Laksa has about 350 calories while Johor Laksa has the highest calorie count among all the different styles of this dish.