Ayer Itam Market

Ayer Itam Market, Air Itam: Address, Ayer Itam Market Reviews: 4/5

Ayer Itam Market
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Sally T
Albuquerque, NM4,730 contributions
A good way to experience the Chinese culture
Mar. 2020
This open market is near to the lower entrance of Kek Lok Si and is pretty interesting. Not only is it a wet market it has fruit and food stalls and not forgetting local products
Written March 2, 2020
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tmlie
68 contributions
Asam Laksa
Jan. 2020
A trip to air itam will not be complete without having the now very famous air itam assam laksa. I still feel its still good although its not as good as previously. The mackerel meat is less and the prawn paste is a tinge more sweeter. Wash it down with a glass of pure sugarcane drink. Heaven!

There is also another asam laksa stall on the opposite side of the street which is run by a nice mute uncle. Its also quite good and for those who prefer your assam laksa to be abit sourish, you would most likely prefer his.

Also do not waste your chance to partronise some of the shops and hawkers that sells daily provisions. For those who wants some premixed curry paste, check out the stall along the row of shop houses. However be early as they close before noon. Also try the roti kok (dried roti / bread) which is fantastic if dipped into a cup of piping hot hainanese kopi o.

If you venture slightly further, you will find the famed sisters curry laksa and a stall that sells quite an awesome char siew (roast pork).
Written January 9, 2020
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Chris
Hinckley, UK617 contributions
Ok
Sep. 2019
We had a walk around here after visiting the temple on the hill, The place was quite busy with people and cars. There are lots of stalls and shops around which is good. If you're in the area either stop before going up to the temple or after.
Written October 5, 2019
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tohxinru
Singapore, Singapore1,317 contributions
Refreshing Street Food Near Kek Lok Si Temple
Jul. 2019 • Family
Although we didn't particularly like the Assam Laksa and Cendol, they were refreshing to eat on a hot day since they were sour and cold respectively. This market is located within walking distance of Kek Lok Si Temple and is therefore easy to access and worth visiting for some local street food. Along the way, there are also shops selling hats, clothes, and souvenirs.
Written August 3, 2019
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bruceallans
nyc73 contributions
Must try
Jul. 2019 • Friends
Best laksa, Delicious, so many flavors, very local and touristy, very busy, have been a few times and so look forward to next visit
Written July 26, 2019
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willytbk
Jakarta, Indonesia10 contributions
Busy Busy Busy of Penang Wet Market Life
May 2019
Very crowded during morning especially on weekends, a lot of locals over here to purchase their daily needs. Very packed actually but most people doesn't really care whether you are a tourist just to see and explore the market. Around the market, you can find a lot of food sellers too, which you need to experience the local breakfast culture there. There is one famous laksa stall in this market but it is only open around 10 or 11am so if your main goal is for the Laksa, you don't need to visit here on the very early morning unless you can kill your time by explore the surrounding of this market which is close to Penang Hill and also the Kek Lok Si Temple.
Written July 2, 2019
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David S
Budapest 8 contributions
Pasar Air HItam Assam Laksa
Jun. 2019 • Couples
Although there are different variations on Assam Laksa and I know we all have our own personal tastes, anyone familiar with Assam Laksa can still tell what is good and what isn't, and this is just a very lousy Assam Laksa.
In fact the worst I've ever eaten.
The soup is weak and not balanced.
Nor was it served hot enough or assembled with any finesse or pride.
I guess their success has just affected their quality and in our opinion it's just not worth the trip there to eat it.
Written June 27, 2019
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dantse5443
Penang, Malaysia5 contributions
Penang Wet Market
Apr. 2019 • Family
One of the oldest wet market in Penang. Famous Penang Asam Laksa is near the market. Couple of meters away is the famous Kek Lok Si Temple. Ask around and you should find the famours sisters Curry Mee in the morning. Many favourite hawker food is also located along the road. Road is extremely packed in the morning but a little subdued in the afternoon.
Written April 13, 2019
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zalnikor
ottawa canada553 contributions
Typical wetland dry market,with lots of food stalls
Mar. 2019 • Solo
If your going tobthe temple,then it's worth a quick stroll about.Lots of food stalls,tourist shops,fruit and vegetable stands.Though not open late.
Written March 15, 2019
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Jack U
George Town, Malaysia19 contributions
Esplanade. Penang
Dec. 2018 • Family
The Esplanade or Padang Kota in Malay is an iconic place in Penang. This is the venue for most historic events (political) and also where most parades are held.

Located just next to the sea with the mainland opposite, the famous Fort Cornwallis is located. Then there is the Padang, where joggers and family can exercise. There is also a Medan Selera, hawkers' Centre nearby where the famous Mee Sotong is. There is also a Hailam stall where you can try authentic Hainanese food.

Next there is the colonial building - Town Hall and "City Hall" These buildings were built by the British about 130 years ago. They were the administrative centre. Surrounding there are the High Court and Magistrate Court. At the other end is the Dewan Sri building - another important government building where most indoor events like musicals are held.

There is also a War memorium near the sea.
Written December 11, 2018
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