HOW TO MAKE LAKSA NOODLE SOUP.
Delicious Southeast Asia flavor curry laksa noodle soup is great for lunch and dinner. This laksa recipe is very easy and simple. Hope you enjoy this rich and spicy seafood laksa soup noodles.Love noodles soup? Check out these beef pho noodles soup, wonton noodle soup and braised beef ho fun noodle soup recipes.
WHAT IS LAKSA?
Laksa is a spicy curry coconut milk based noodle soup. It is very popular in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and Southeast Asia.
WHAT ARE THE INGREDIENTS IN LAKSA?
Usually people like to use thick wheat noodles or rice vermicelli noodles. The broth is made from shrimp, fish or chicken with spicy curry and coconut milk. Different area people make curry laksa noodle soup is slightly different.Sometimes it is hard to find laksa paste or other ingredients nearby where I live. Therefore, I developed this curry laksa recipe by using Thai red curry paste, sha cha sauce (Chinese barbecue sauce that made from dried shrimp, fish and chilis), fish sauce, shrimp, and coconut milk to make the broth.
COOKING TIPS FOR HOW TO MAKE LAKSA?
Remove shrimp heads and use to make broth by simmering for 15 minutes.
Drain the shrimp heads. Then, add Thai red curry paste, sha cha sauce, coconut milk and mix them well. Wait until it’s boiling and add deep fried tofu, shrimp, fish balls until they are cooked.
I like to cut deep fried tofu into half because it absorbs the soup better when cooking it. Also, it tastes better.
Remember to add Thai red curry paste to your spiciness. You can add 1/2 tablespoon at a time.
Cooking the rice vermicelli noodles drain and rinse under cold water.
When the broth is ready, pour the curry laksa soup over the rice noodles with bean sprouts, cilantro, shrimp, deep fried tofu and fish ball.
WHAT IS SHA CHA SAUCE?
Sha cha sauce is also called Chinese barbecue sauce. It is very different than regular USA barbecue sauce. Besides, it mainly made from brill fish, dried shrimp, oil, garlic, shallots and chilis. And, I like to use Taiwanese brand sha cha sauce.
WHAT KIND OF RICE VERMICELLI NOODLES DO YOU USE?
I like to use thicker vermicelli rice noodles.
HOW TO COOK RICE VERMICELLI NOODLES?
Boil water and wait until water is boiling. Then, add rice noodles. Let it boil for 5-8 minutes. Drain water and rinse under cold water.
How To Make Laksa Noodle Soup
Raw whole shrimp
with head on
Deep fried tofu
10 pieces Fish balls
Rice vermicelli noodles
Dried (small pack 10.58 oz or 300g)
3 tablespoons Thai red curry paste
2 tablespoons Sha cha sauce
2 tablespoons Fish sauce
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1 can Coconut milk (14 fl oz or 400ml)
5 cups Water
15 pieces Shrimp heads
Boil a pot of water and wait until water is boiling. Then, add rice noodles. Let it boil for 5-8 minutes. Drain water and rinse under cold water. Set them a side.
Cut deep fried tofu into half.
Peel shrimp heads and set them a side.
In a pot, add 15 shrimp heads and stir fry them a little bit. After that, add 5 cups of water. Let it boil and simmering for 15 minutes. Then, remove the shrimp heads.
Next, add 3 tablespoons of Thai red curry paste (suggest to add 1/2 tablespoons at a time) and 2 tablespoons of sha cha sauce.
Stir until it mix well. Then, add 1 can of coconut milk, 2 tablespoons of fish sauce and 1/2 teaspoon of salt to your taste. After that, add deep fried tofu, fish balls and shrimp cook until it boils again.
While cooking the broth, put cooked rice noodles, bean sprouts and cilantro into the bowl. When deep fried tofu, shrimp and fish balls are done, put them on the rice noodles. Then, pour laksa soup over the noodles and ready to serve.