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Malaysian Laksa

Malaysian Laksa created by mickeydownunder

Laksa is a Malaysian soup made from laksa flavour spicy curry, coconut cream, noodles, prawns/shrimp, chicken and lots of fresh toppings. This recipe is considered to be a cheat version because it uses laksa paste, however the results are still very yummy. You can vary the ingredients in the soup to your own taste. I had trouble finding fish balls and fried tofu puffs in my region so I replace the balls with extra green prawns/shrimp and fried my own tofu (I cut them into 1 cm by 1 cm cubes). This recipe is from SBS's Food Safari and is made by Aryan Mansor

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  • Shell prawns/shrimp and reserve prawn/shrimp in one bowl and heads and shells in a separate bowl. Set aside for later use.
  • Using a food process make 'Spice Paste' add shallots, garlic, ginger, chillies, dried prawns and water. Then blend until it forms a smooth paste. Set aside.
  • In a large pot, add vegetable oil and heat. Once the oil is hot add prawns/shrimp shells and fry for about one minute or until they turn red. Remove from pan and discard. This will add prawn/shrimp flavour to the oil.
  • To make the 'Laksa Broth' add 'Spice Paste' to prawn/shrimp flavoured oil and fry for a minute. Add laksa paste and simmer for about two minutes. Pour in the chicken or vegetable stock and bring to boil,.
  • Then add coconut cream, fish balls, fried tofu, sugar, fish sauce, salt and freshly squeezed lime juice. Bring to boil.
  • Half fill a medium pot with water and bring to boil. Add rice vermicelli for a few minutes until they become soft then remove into separate serving bowls.
  • Add egg noodles in boiling water for five minutes or until soft and transfer into the same bowls as rice vermicelli.
  • In the same pot poach reserved prawn/shrimp meat until it's pink then transfer them into the same bowl as the rice vermicelli and egg noodles.
  • Pour 'Laksa Broth' into the serving bowls (same bowls as the prawns/shrimp and noodles).
  • Then top with shredded chicken, bean sprouts, spring onions, chilli, coriander, fried shallots and serve with lime wedge's.
  • Enjoy.
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"Laksa is a Malaysian soup made from laksa flavour spicy curry, coconut cream, noodles, prawns/shrimp, chicken and lots of fresh toppings. This recipe is considered to be a cheat version because it uses laksa paste, however the results are still very yummy. You can vary the ingredients in the soup to your own taste. I had trouble finding fish balls and fried tofu puffs in my region so I replace the balls with extra green prawns/shrimp and fried my own tofu (I cut them into 1 cm by 1 cm cubes). This recipe is from SBS's Food Safari and is made by Aryan Mansor"
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  1. ariff r.
    nice!!!!
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  2. Vasantha K.
    I have used this recipe twice to fantastic results !! For anyone who are unable to source Laksa paste in their locales - here is a simple way to make the paste yourself - http://www.sbs.com.au/food/recipes/malay-curry-laksa-laksa-lemak. Enjoy !!
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  3. Teeny L.
    Tasted more of lime than laksa, so I had to dilute it with more water. I think next time I'll skip the lime and use a tiny bit of lemongrass instead or make it from scratch (maybe the paste I was using already had heaps of flavouring in it)
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  4. mickeydownunder
    This recipe takes me back to Malaysia, TRUE!<br/>Agree with Leggy Peggy, is better than anything in a restaurant too!<br/>HIGHLY RECOMMEND this recipe!<br/>Thank you! A DEFINITE keeper for me!<br/>UPDATE made this again with a "slightly" adapted version...STILL the best Malaysian Laksa recipe!
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  5. mickeydownunder
    Malaysian Laksa Created by mickeydownunder
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