Eating laksa is so yesterday. This stall lets you drink your laksa with a straw


Last Updated on 2016-05-19 , 1:35 pm

Nothing is as satisfying as slurping up a delicious bowl of noodles. Especially if it’s a really good bowl of laksa. One that is rich in flavor and condiments.

The hometown of a good asam laksa is in Kedah. The soup itself delivers a tangy taste, as its broth is made up of fish stock. The noodles? Spring white rice noodles that complement the broth very well. It is usually served with pieces of sardine, julienned cucumber and onions, and garnished with a few mint leaves.

Just talking about the dish brings me back to my childhood memories of getting an awesome bowl of asam laksa Kedah in my school canteen.

Now, there’s a new way of bringing all the goodies together in a meal. It’s sole purpose is to make your laksa escapade a truly slurpy experience. Where do you go for this surprise? Well, there’s one unique stall in Kedah that’s changed the way you eat laksa. And I’m talking about a complete 180 degree turn.

Imagine digging into a gigantic cup that’s filled with laksa, and served in an equally big straw! That’s done without missing a single garnish or flavor. Too hard to believe, you think?


Well, there’s a simple roadside venture in Kedah that sells just that, laksa or even curry mee in a cup that costs a measly RM2.50.

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The authenticity of laksa is not compromised in any way. You’d still get springy white laksa noodles, a flavorful fish broth, finely chopped cili padi for that power-packed punch, bits and pieces of a hard-boiled egg (it has to be for it to be able to pass through the straw, after all!) and the topping of daun kesum. Oh and the bite sized chunks of sardines.

Do you think you have the appetite to an entire whale? Go for the upsized version and get twice the delight!


Many local Kedahans and others who have travelled from around Malaysia to try the mee sedut stall commend it for bringing an experience to the table that’s special. One that is innovative and not available elsewhere.

I’d have to say, this is probably the only place you’d get to eat your food in one cup, and drink your drink in another. You won’t have a bowl and a cup in front of you as you eat, but two cups.


The laksa sedut stall is found at Simpang Tiga Jerai in Kupang, Kedah.