Madras Lane Curry Laksa: Lonely Planet’s Best Curry Laksa in Malaysia

This curry laksa in Petaling Street, Kuala Lumpur ranks No 2 on Lonely Planet’s Eatlist of 2018.

Madras Lane Curry Laksa is a name that rings a bell among foodies in Kuala Lumpur. Tucked down a narrow alleyway in Chinatown, this hawker stall has been serving delicious curry laksa for over 50 years. In 2018, Lonely Planet’s Ultimate Eatlist even listed it as the second best eating experience in the world.

As you make your way down Madras Lane, you’ll notice several laksa and yong tau fu hawker stalls on either side. No fancy restaurant, just your good ol’ street food in Kuala Lumpur, with plastic tables and stools sit on.

Each are pretty good in their own right, but we were recommended the one in the middle. Just remember to sit at the correct spot as the stalls can be territorial!

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The Proof is in the Laksa

When you place your order, you can choose between mee (yellow noodles) or mee hoon (vermicelli noodles) to go with the spicy broth.

The chicken curry is concocted from the shop’s signature blend of spices and coconut milk. This gives it that deep orange colour, along with an intense flavour and creaminess. It is also loaded with a generous serving of long beans, brinjals, cockles, beancurd puffs and pork rind, all the better to absorb the mouth-watering spicy broth .

On its own, the burst of fiery aroma is enough to make you knobbly on the knees (and leave you sweating from the heat). Adventurous folks can challenge themselves with the homemade sambal and lime served at the side, for that extra spicy kick. Such is the joy of eating curry laksa!

Related: 9 Must-Eat Street Food in Petaling Street

Next time you are in Kuala Lumpur, you can stop by Madras Lane Curry Laksa for Lonely Planet’s laksa pick.

Madras Lane Curry Laksa (Middle Stall)
Address: 3°08’37. 101°41’50., 2, Jalan 2, Kampung Cheras Baru, 56100 Kuala Lumpur
Opening Times: 8:00 AM – 2:00PM daily

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