Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Curry Noodles/ Curry Laksa

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.

I am submitting this dish to Muhibbah Malaysian Monday blog event. Find out more on this here


Jeannie said...

mmm this reminds me of the curry noodles we had last weekend....so yummy!

MaryMoh said...

I was thinking of laksa but no laksa paste :( Have to visit the Chinese shop again. Hope it has. It always runs out of stock and takes ages to replenish.....quite annoying. Hope to cook soon . I'm drooling over yours now!

Little Corner of Mine said...

That is my favorite brand of M'sia curry laksa too!

Sayantani Mahapatra Mudi said...

oh thats my favourite. made it several times but I ad to make the broth from scratch. will look for the readymade paste in our market next time. yummy dish indeed.

ann low said...

I also very lazy to cook laksa from scatch, always use the short cuts and your laksa have generous ingredients on top.

Kaimono888 said...

Looks so delicious and the color of the laksa gravy looks good! Nice presentation too :P

My Little Space said...

You're lucky still be able to get those readymade curry paste over there! Nowadays, we can easily get all kinds of curry paste over here. Prawn mee soup paste, Asam curry paste, Rendang paste etc. You just name it! Hope you're enjoying your day.
Cheers, kristy

WendyinKK said...

Eh, no cockles?? Can't get it there? Not even frozen? Did Carlos eat this?

I'm sure one sip of this brings you closer to Malaysia :)

Somehow with strong northern roots,
I am very stubborn and will always call this Curry Noodles.
I never changed my north Malaysian Cantonese lingo even when I stayed in KL. Still went with "yat chien", when I say 10 cents. Of which Klites found it funny.

tinyskillet said...

Mmmm...I'll have to see if I can find it here! Sometime aren't thoses ready-made pastes the best?

ICook4Fun said...

Jeannie, yes this is something we eat ever so often back home.

Mary, I will usually stock up the Laksa paste just in case the store runs out of stock :)

LCOM, I prefer Tean's than Prima Taste.

Sayantani, this particular curry paste is really good and taste really authentic.

Anncoo, ha ha yea I like ths short cuts way cooking this and also Har mee.

Kaimono888, thank you.

Kristy, oh yea we can get all those paste here.

Wendy, I wish I can get fresh 'see ham' here. We do have the frozen one but they are as chewy as rubber. Now hardly people say 10 cents as 'yat chien' :)

ICook4Fun said...

Lyndsey, yes there are such a life saver especially when we are missing home :)

s said...

very nice:)

ijayuji said...

waaaaa, curry noddles! my all time fev ;-) dia punyer paste tu made in mana ya? senang juga ada paste2 mcm ni :-) dekat thai byk paste2 laksa ni tp tak pernah cuba nxt time nak try.

Gaƫlle said...

Miam Miam, love this kind of dish!

Kiss from burgundy


pigpigscorner said...

I just made some curry, but ate with rice! I want some with noodles now!

vanillasugarblog said...

it does seem like a lot of work in this heat. it really looks good, i have to save this one for winter...so hot here, still.

Shirley @ Kokken69 said...

I am not sure if we have Tean's Laksa paste here - I will try to look for it. Was it you commented that this tastes better than Prima's?

ReeseKitchen said...

Gert, I'm eating one now leh..heehee. "Tapau" from outside..;p Most of the time I'll have laksa or nasi lemak for bfast..heavy horr..;p

Bakericious said...

I love laksa, one of my favourite. Not sure this brand of laksa paste can find in Spore, we use Prima brand, yummy too

Kitchen Corner said...

There is no reason dinning outside as your curry noodle looks so good like 5 stars standard.

Ju (The Little Teochew) said...

I must try Tean's. Much as I like Prima for its authentic taste, it is MSG-laden. But I guess if I were living overseas, and I am craving for laksa, I won't care so much lah! :)

Beachlover's Kitchen said...

oh yes...curry laksa!!love it! you see even hot and humid weather we still eat spicy food,right? Today I just bought an order of Singapore Curry Laksa from Elmhurst..Eliot don't understand why hot and humid weather we still eat spicy food! haha! btw,I don't use per-pack paste anymore..I used my own make sambal belacan paste ...I think the paste in pack smell weird.

Little Inbox said...

Though it's quite easy to get a bowl of curry noodle over here in Penang, but I still prefer to cook it at home. Of course I use the ready made curry paste. :)

maameemoomoo said...

I bet my sil over there in PA will be green with envy! She unfortunately, does not have your cooking skill.. hence, drooling is all she can do right now :P

It's lovely to whip up something so close to heart when u're so far away. Thank goodness for ready-mix paste!

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

i seldom cook curry laksa at home, because there is a stall selling good curry laksa here. A quick way to cook a nice curry laksa using pre-mix paste.

Cooking Gallery said...
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Cooking Gallery said...

Curry Laksa! I haven't had it for ages...!! I never make it from scratch and always use ready made laksa paste.

Swee San said...

Looks good!! have never tried making it myself cause I always buy them at the stalls hehe ..

ICook4Fun said...

S, thanks.

Ijayuji, the paste boleh dapat kat Jaya Jusco Malaysia. Macam macam brand ada. Next you balik boleh lah beli. Try it, memang sedap.

Gaelle, thanks.

Pigpigs, nice.

Vanillasugar, even with the heat here we still like out spicy food :)

Shirley, that is my opinion but I know some people prefer Prima. Prima taste is just too mild for me :)

Reese, if I am in Malaysia I too will just go out and buy a packet rather than cooking it :)

Jess, I think you should be able to get it in Singapore if not when to come to visit Malaysia grab a few packet :)

Grace, thank you for your kind words :)

Ju, yes sometime we just don't haave a choice. Once a while ok lah :)

ICook4Fun said...

Lesley, did you try out Tean's brand? I never try Singapore Curry Laksa yet. What is the difference? Yea even in this heat I still prefer to eat our spicy food ha ha..

Little Inbox, yes they are so easy to cook with the paste. Just mix water and santan.

Maameemoomoo, thanks for stopping by. Which part of PA is your SIL at? Maybe I can invite her to my house to share a bowl or two with me :)

Sonia, yes I too will buy if I can find it here.

Cooking Gallery, when come to Laksa I too never cook it from scratch :)

Swee San, yes it is much easier.

3 hungry tummies said...

Hey Gertrude thanks for participating MMM with this wonderful bowl of curry laksa :) There are quite a few brands available here too, will see if I am able to find any Tean brand.

Elin said...

Guess you don't have to miss local food :p That bowl looks better than those we eat at Midvalley...Penang Corner :)) Seriously !

youfei said...


Sometimes my helper does whip up laksa with the paste as well but I think she always overdo it with the water. Yours look so mouthwatering with thick soup. Slurppps!

You Fei

Dori said...

That looks delicious and filling!

mycookinghut said...

Oh yum... this is one of my favourites!! I can eat this night and day.. LOL

shaz said...

Oh I don't think I've ever used that brand, must go hunt it down (hope they have it in my local asian supermarket).

The lakso looks lovely.