December 12, 2008

Curry Laksa aka Curry Mee

This is one of my favorite Malaysian dishes and now I can make it at home and so can you!

Laksa is a popular spicy noodle soup from Peranakan culture, which is a merger of Chinese and Malay elements found in Malaysia and Singapore. Curry laksa (in many places referred to simply as “laksa”) is a coconut-based curry soup. The main ingredients for most versions of curry laksa include tofu puffs, fish sticks, & shrimp (or chicken).

You will need:

One package of Curry Laksa Paste

available at most Asian markets

1/2 to 3/4 cup (depending on how creamy you like it)
Coconut Milk

- egg noodles and/or "mai fun" noodles
and whatever fillings you like. I used:
- fried tofu puffs
- fishballs
- grilled shrimp
- hard boiled eggs
- bean sprouts
- scallions for garnish

How to:
Bring to a boil the paste and 5-6 cups of water (10-15 minutes). Add in coconut milk and simmer (5 minutes). Throw all your fillings into the soup and simmer (5 more minutes).

In a seperate pot, bring your noodles to a boil. Strain and place in a bowl.
Scoop in fillings. some of the soup and serve! Serves 4-6.


caroline tran said...

mmm!! i'm going to have to try this! you've made me so so hungry!

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