MALACCA NONYA CURRY LAKSA recipe courtesy of The Serious Eat Team
Ingredients for paste:
10 Shallots, peeled and sliced
3" segment Old turmeric , skinned
2" segment Galangal
8 stalks Lemongrass , sliced
20 stalks Dried chillies, soaked
4 tsp Belacan
1/ Pulse all ingredients in a blender , add in some water if necessary
For the broth:
1/2 cup Cooking oil
1litre Prawn or chicken stock
2 cups Coconut milk
20 pieces Tofu puffs, scalded in hot water to remove oil
Salt to taste
1/ In a large heavy-bottomed saucepan, heat 1/2 cup cooking oil. Sauté chilli paste till fragrant.
2/ Add stock and bring to a boil. Add coconut milk, tofu puffs, and salt. Stirring continuously, bring to a quick boil
3/ Turn off heat once broth comes to a boil.
To serve :
200g Beansprouts, blanched
1 Cucumber, julienned
500g Prawns, boiled and peeled
Fishcake ( Optional )
20 Quail eggs, hard-boiled (Optional)
1 bunch polygonum leaves "daun kesum",
1/ Blanch noodles in boiling water and drain. Add noodles into a bowl, garnish with bean sprouts and cucumber. Ladle laksa broth over with some tofu puffs. Top with prawns, fish cake, quail eggs, and "daun kesum,". Serve with sambal.
For the Sambal:
10-12 Fresh red chillies ( adjust to own preference )
10 stalks Dried chillies, soaked
2 tsp Belacan
1 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Sugar
6 tbsp Cooking oil
1/ Grind all ingredients into a fine paste .
2/ Heat up oil , sauté sambal paste, stirring continuously till fragrant . Add salt and sugar . Dish up .
Honestly , do you think you can say " No" to this pretty bowl of curry laksa? Nah , I won't for sure ... LOL