Sarawak Laksa vs Curry Laksa

November 1, 2013 by  
Filed under Best Kuching Eateries

There are various types of laksa here in Malaysia and they are mostly different depending from which state they are made from. By the name, Sarawak laksa comes from the state of Sarawak whereas the Curry Laksa is more common in Kuala Lumpur.  If you are from Singapore and you have never tasted Sarawak Laksa before, the moment you taste Sarawak Laksa, you would say that it tastes similar to Curry Laksa to the chagrin of your Sarawakian friends who up hold this dish like a patriotic Sarawakian. So we decided to list here below the differences between both laksas that originated from different states.

Sarawak Laksa

Sarawak Laksa

Curry Laksa

Curry Laksa

Difference between Sarawak Laksa and Curry Laksa

Sarawak Laksa


Curry Laksa



Kuala Lumpur

· Shredded chicken

· Shredded omelet

· Prawns

· Bean sprouts


· Fishball

· Tofu puffs

· Shrimps

· Bean sprouts

Curry like soup but no curry is used

Gravy/ Soup

Curry soup

Chicken and Prawn Stock with coconut milk

Gravy/Soup type

Curry with coconut milk


Noodles used

Yellow mee

Fresh coriander

Extra garnish

Fresh coriander




Not so spicy



Suitable for those who can and cannot eat spicy food


For those who loves spicy food

In conclusion, having listed out above the differences between Sarawak Laksa and Curry Laksa, we leave it to you to decide which is your favourite laksa dish. As for my Singaporean friends, I hope they will come back to Sarawak again for this irresistable dish called Sarawak Laksa.

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