Nonya Laksa Empire

If you’ve never tried a bowl of nyonya laksa while in Malacca, then be sure to try it on your next trip - at Nyonya Laksa Empire. The small hawker stall selling hot bowls of the classic Peranakan dish is run by a bona fide Nyonya Baba (Peranakan man), and just what one local recommends. The laksa is a gorgeous layered shade of glossy yellow and orange, with spritey lifting aromatics like lemongrass, ginger, tauhu pok (beancurd skin puffs), sweet-spicy shrimp-pounded sambal, and coconut milk – which the owner-chef says is the most important thing.

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