There are times Diana and I will crave for a bowl of piping hot curry laksa. Making the laksa broth from scratch takes a lot of works so we opted using the ready mix laksa paste. There are so may type of premix paste out there but our favorite is still Tean’s Gourmet brand. We are lucky that we are able to get this laksa paste here so I will always keep a few packets handy my pantry. Preparing this noodles dish is easy and you can have dinner on your table in less than half an hour. All you have to do is add some water, coconut milk and the Laksa broth is done. As for the condiments it is all up to you. You can add noodles, tofu puffs, long beans, eggs, bean sprouts and etc to it. Nothing is more comforting to me than a good bowl of curry noodles.
1 packet of Curry Laksa Paste
1 can of coconut milk
2 cups of bean sprouts – remove the roots
20 pcs of shrimps – peel and deveined
12 pieces of tofu puffs – wash and squeeze out the oil
Some fish balls/shrimp balls or fish cakes
A small bunch of long beans – cut into 1” length
4 hard boiled eggs
A packet of yellow noodles
Salt and sugar to taste.
1. Boil some water in a medium size saucepan and blanch the bean sprout for 20 seconds. Remove and blanch the noodles for 1 minute. Remove and drain.
2. in a big pot, bring 1000 ml water to boil. Add in the paste, long beans and cook on medium heat for 5 minutes. By this time you can see some oil floating on the top of the broth. Remove some of it.
3 Add in the fish/shrimp balls, prawns, tofu puffs. Let the soup simmer for another 2 minutes until the shrimps is cook and the balls are heated through. Add in the coconut milk. Stir and bring it up to a slow boil and turn off the heat. Check seasoning as you might need to add some salt to it.
4. To serve, put a handful of noodles at the bottom of the bowl, tops it with bean sprouts and eggs. Put in the laksa broth together with shrimps, long beans, fish cakes, fish balls and tofu puffs. Serve warm.
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