Laksa-spicy noodle

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Laksa-spicy noodle

Overview

Laksa – Spicy noodle dish that is popular in Malaysia and Singapore; it’s a noodle dish with a curry soup base. Easy laksa recipe with photos. Laksa is a spice-laden noodle dish that is popular in Malaysia and Singapore; it’s a noodle dish that is quickly gaining popularity outside of Southeast Asia because of the scrumptious taste. To most people, especially the western media, laksa means curry laksa, a noodle dish in coconut milk and curry soup base.

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Laksa – Spicy noodle dish that is popular in Malaysia

How to make it

The truth is, there are many different  types of laksa but the two dominant ones are curry laksa (coconut milk based) and asam laksa (tamarind based). Laksa is an iconic street food served by street vendors (hawkers) throughout Malaysia, a dish that I grew up eating… In my hometown Penang, laksa simply means Asam Laksa, a spicy and sour fish-based noodle dish.  Anyway, today I am sharing a “friendly” laksa recipe with you.

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Laksa is an iconic street food

I have adapted this laksa recipe so the taste appeals more to the western palate. I also did a twist by adding evaporated milk to the laksa stock, so it’s half coconut milk and half evaporated milk. The end result is a creamier version of laksa without the dominant flavor of coconut milk. To further enhance the aroma of the broth, I threw in a few kaffir lime leaves. The laksa was so delicious that even my friend’s 2 year old and 4 years old enjoyed it.