Last 2 weeks, I was thinking of having Air Itam laksa and I went down to Air Itam to get the bite of the delicious oishi asam laksa. It is just along the road of Jalan Pasar and this stall mostly open during the afternoon about 12 pm- 5 pm.
The main ingredients for assam laksa include shredded fish, normally kembung fish or mackerel, and finely sliced vegetables including cucumber, onions, red chillis, pineapple, lettuce, common mint, “daun kesum” (Vietnamese mint or laksa mint) and pink bunga kantan (ginger buds). Assam laksa is normally served with either thick rice noodles or thin rice noodles (vermicelli). And topped off with “petis udang” or “hae ko”, a thick sweet prawn/shrimp paste.
Overall the taste is ok. Just the place is bit dirty.