Instead of being miserable in the messy Flamingo hotel, I tacked along with my other half to Ayer Hitam. We departed at the junction across the rows and rows of stalls, he left to meet his clients, whereas, albeit I have been to Ayer Hitam a couple of times, this is my first time to trying this well known and highly praised Ayer Hitam Assam Laksa. Mind you, just another ordinary, road side stall with plastic tables and chairs, somewhat shielded away from the sun. Yet, be prepared to sweat in our hot and blistering weather honey-bunny. Regardless, I must tell you that the owner is such a darling. He is. Unlike the kuay teow stall owners who will lung at you, he is smiley, remember, the smiley you use on social media for no apparent reason? Can you also give him some please?
He specifically, can you beat that, he smiled at me. Yippie!! Oh-boy, Happy-happy-happy. He even smiled when I took pictures. Smart man. He is there. He knows the power of pictures on social media. I pictured, then I ordered laksa while standing close by to note his years of experience in not only making, but hands-on with assembling assam laksa.
From another stall nearby, a bowl of ice kacang was called for. Best pairing yea. Once I started tucking into this asam laksa, oh-mamma-mia!! I discovered. I found out why it is raved by many. The broth especially is an explosion of flavours. Goodness. Good till its last drop or tilt the bowl to scrape every drop of the power-packed spicy, tangy and thick fishy broth. I did that to this amazingly delicious, truly worth ranking as one of the best among the rest Asam Laksa.
shaved ice alongside colorful jelly pieces, varieties of sweet potato and red beans in sugary coconut milk, walla-wei, was perfect to cool down the heat on my tongue and mouth.
Bucket wish of tasting Ayer Hitam Asam Laksa fulfilled, thereafter I walked to begin with sightseeing to places within this area.
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