Warm up this winter by filling your bellies with Perth’s best laksa.
This spicy noodle soup is a deliciously popular cuisine from south-east Asia. It comes in varieties consisting of rich and spicy coconut milk curry or a lighter sour and tangy version called Asam. It’s not just the soup that makes a laksa, it’s also the toppings! Varying from seafood, prawns and fish balls to chicken and vegetarian options – all laid on a bed of soft stretchy noodles.
There’s an old wives tale that says a spicy curry laksa can cure any old cold, so why not pick up a bowl the next time you need a little pick-me-up? We’ve got the best laksas in Perth that are ready for you to choose from!
The Red Chair
Crossways Centre 2/180, 184 Rokeby Rd, Subiaco WA 6008
The Red Chair is tucked away in a little nook in Subiaco and is one of the most popular laksa lunch spots in Perth.
People line up to try their rich and creamy Laksa with options ranging from chicken, seafood and vegetarian. You can expect a serving so large that you might even have to take some away.
Pappa Rich is a modern version of a traditional Malaysian coffee shop.
Offering Malaysian delicacies that range from their fiery sambal Nasi Lemak to their signature silky curry laksa broth and a chicken curry laksa and a Pappa Asam laksa that is to die for! Pappa Rich delivers authentic and quality Malay food that makes its customers feel at home.
876 Albany Hwy, East Victoria Park WA 6101
Bringing the tastes of Penang to Perth via their famous laksa, Sedap Place offers 4 different varieties of Laksa. Sedap conveniently translates to delicious, and that’s exactly what we think of their food.
Their famous traditional laksa is made from a recipe that was passed down via generations from a local Malay street hawker vendor. They also offer curry laksa with steamed chicken, curry laksa with macha chicken and their famous overflowing volcano laksa.
313 William St, Northbridge WA 6003
This beautiful Cambodian restaurant brings authentic Kmher home cooking to Perth.
Just like Sedap, My Bayon’s famous laksa is full of flavour and is a recipe that is passed down through generations.
Not that you need more reason to slurp laksa, however, My Bayon also runs a dine and give back campaign where for every purchase of an Angkor beer and every purchase of an Ah Mok Curry $1 AUD will be donated to Angkor Hospital for Children and Awareness Cambodia.
So make your way down to Northbridge to dine and give back.
7/3 Kearns Cres, Perth WA 6153
Bringing a range of Asian cuisines together under one roof is Melting Pot’s speciality.
They offer a tangy assam laksa and a curry laksa for under $14.The best part though, both of their laksas are gluten-free. In fact, almost 40% of their menu has a gluten-free option.
Melting pot believes that everyone should enjoy a bowl of laksa, and we couldn’t agree more!
High on 55
55 High St, Fremantle WA 6160
Originally established in 2003, High on 55 are known to deliver the best Asian breakfast and lunch options in Freo.
Their penang laksa is a yellow malay style coconut curry that is available in seafood, chicken or vegetarian options. Their spice level is also completely customizable – making it ideal for those of us who can’t handle the heat or want an added POW!
Shafto Lane & Hay St
Noodle Forum was inspired by the idea of creating handmade noodles fresh for everyone to enjoy, and it definitely works.
They have quickly become known for their extremely rich and spicy laksa served with either prawn, tender chicken, tofu or bean sprouts. Be warned, this fresh laksa is catered to the spicy lovers out there.
75 Walcott St, Mount Lawley WA 6050
Goreng Goreng is a vibrant fast-paced Asian eatery in Mount Lawley that allows its customers to customise and create their own desired dish.
Their udon laksa hits all the right notes and comes with options of being served with seafood, chicken or veggies.
Nasi Lemak Korner
Como and Mosman Park
Run by a fantastic family, Nasi Lemak Korner delivers genuine Malaysian cuisine. If you can’t actually get to their restaurant, don’t worry because they stock takeaway containers at various IGAs, Good Grocers and other food markets around Perth.
Their Laksa Nyonya is absolutely divine and topped off with deep-fried soft shell crab as a special treat. They also offer a vegetarian option of laksa upon request.
State buildings, Barrack St &, St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000
If you’re after a more sophisticated and divine dining experience, then look no further as Long Chim prides itself in being a higher-end Thai restaurant creating fine-tuned recipes.
Their Prawn Laksa is made with red curry, peanut and a creamy coconut base. Long Chim translates to ‘Come and Taste’ in Thai, and we urge you to try this extravagant restaurant.
D’ Big Mama Noodles
Coventry Village, 243-253 Walter Rd W, Morley WA 6062
Found in the hallowed halls of Coventry Markets in Morely, D’ Big Mama Noodles is a bustling hotspot for Malaysian food.
Using freshly handmade noodles to create texture and flavour, their laksa is a massive crowd-pleaser. The flavours in it will transport you back to the streets of Malay.
Unit 41/10 Angove St, North Perth WA 6006
Originating from Kuching in Sarawak Malaysia, KCH is run with the idea of bringing the love of Malay food to Perth.
Their signature Kuching laksa was referred to as “the breakfast of gods” by the late and great Anthony Bourdain Although we might struggle to finish their rich and creamy laksa for breakfast, we do recommend it highly for lunch and dinner.
So, whether you’re a curry laksa lover or an admirer of Assam laksa, we hope we’ve found some new spots for you to try.
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