Ever once in awhile, I’d be sitting in an unfamiliar hawker centre or restaurant and I’d be struck by a craving for assam laksa. I’d use to order it and then be sadly disappointed when the dish arrived, because inevitably, it would be nowhere as good as what I wanted. That’s the problem when you’ve tasted really, really good assam laksa! And for me, the best assam laksa, the one that all assam laksas are measured against, is the assam laksa from O&S Restaurant in Taman Paramount, Petaling Jaya.
O&S assam laksa has the perfect balance of sour and spicy, with lots of fresh onions, pineapple, cucumber and mint to garnish. The thing that I really like about it is that the fish comes in big, meaty chunks – none of that mysterious mushy stuff that might be rumoured to be toilet paper in the soup! At RM5 a bowl, O&S assam laksa is true quality at a great price!
O&S Restaurant is at 39 Jalan 20/14, Taman Paramount, 46300 Petaling Jaya. Open everyday for breakfast and lunch.
ps: If you’re not a fan of assam laksa, the curry laksa here is also excellent!