Friday, October 31, 2008

Assam Laksa with a Twist (Well Cook Gourmet)

Ever heard of "assam laksa goreng" (fried assam laksa)? I haven't till I read it here. I thought to myself, "how unique and innovative"; and since I stay in the same area there is no reason not to satisfy my curiosity.
And this is how it looked like. Loaded with generous servings of shredded chicken, cucumber, pineapple and shallots, and topped with natural taste enhancers such as torch flower (bunga kantan), mint leaves and a squeeze of lime, the dish was appetizing and well-flavoured. However, it reminded me of a spiced-up and more tangy version of mee goreng. I thought the absence of the two most important ingredients; chunks of fish meat and har koh (prawn paste) automatically disqualifies it from being called assam laksa, fried or otherwise.

The outlet also serves quite a decent version of popiah. The popiah was fat and juicy, and generously loaded with fillings. Although not the best that I have tasted (still prefer SS2 Sakura popiah), it was decent enough. However, I thought it is rather expensive at RM2.50 for one roll or RM4.50 for 2 rolls.

Restaurant Well Cook Gourmet
74, Jalan SS 14/2, Subang Jaya
(along the same road as the famous nasi lemak stall in the corner kopitiam)
Open from 12pm - 9pm

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Shell (貝殼) said...

I'm not a assam laksa lover, but feel like trying out this kind of dry type ^^

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

interesting..more intense flavours..hmmm

CUMI & CIKI said...

the popiah looks good!

myCoffee said...

Hi shell and joe,
You can satisfy your curiosity by giving it a try! :)

Hi cumi&ciki,
Fat, juicy popiahs! haha... But the fillings are not as tasty as I hoped but still good enough.

mimid3vils said...

The popiah look yummy~~

ling239 said...

i wanted to try this too...>.<"

my first trip there it rained heavily and we cant even get out of the car... the second time, it was closed =.="

myCoffee said...

Hi mimid3vils,
Not the best that I have tried but certainly worth a taste.

Hi ling239,
What bad luck. Don't worry, there's always a next time, right?

kampungboycitygal said...

the nasi lemak and dai chao are pretty decent too

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Anonymous said...

i tried it yesterday and it is awesome. love the pohpia and fried laksa. seriously good. restaurant is very clean also la. price ok la but the food and drink quality. ciao