Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Singapore Laksa.

Everyone in the family requested for this Peranakan dish called Singapore Laksa from my mother and my wife as it has been quite sometime since we last savored it.

The dish is simple but tedious to make.

The prawn stock soup gravy for the laksa is the most essential as it's what make the dish!

Boiled shrimps and cut into half.

Homemade Fish paste-steamed and cut into matchstick sizes.

Blanched Beansprout-colander and leave aside.

Skinned the cucumber and cut into matchsticks sizes.

Daun Kesum (Lat lui / Laksa leaves/Polygonum) chopped it up coarsely.

Yellow noodle.

Thick White rice flour vermicelli.

Filled up a bowl with the noodle of your choice and add in the various ingredients.

Laksa soup gravy-filled with coconut milk, blended dried red chillies, candlenut, turmeric, shrimp paste, shallot. garlic, lengkuas (galangkal)-red, rich, creamy, spicy and cholesterol laden.

Poured the thick Laksa soup gravy over it and it's ready to be serve-Heavenly!.


Selba said...

Wow... look at the gravy! It must be very delicious! *slurp*

thule a.k.a leo said...

I agree that beside fresh ingredient... the skills to make the laksa broth is equally important..

Stephanie said...

Kudos to your mother and wife for preparing this laksa. Requires a lot hard work and skill for the curry. Looks super yummy!

smallkucing said...

gosh...i love the curry

Food For Tots said...

Homemade fish paste + homemade laksa gravy - Wow! What a big project! Really salute to both your mother and your wife! Can I join your group to have a bowl too? Hehehe!

CUMI & CIKI said...

man.. how not to put on weight eat like dat hor? LOL me mum does fantastic thai laksa too.. i miss my mum..

foodbin said...

Selba-it was!
thule a.k.a leo-it was a concerted effort.
Stephanie-the happiness was everyone enjoyed it.
smallkucing-precious and spicy.
Food For Tots-you are welcome!
C&CIKI-the older folks are real good cook with recipes all in their head.

mimid3vils said...

why the soup so thick? But it does look yummy~~

Z said...

A hit in everyone's 'favorites' list. The gravy is simply smashing. Looking forward to it this year.

foodbin said...

mimid3vils-those are blended ingredients.
Z-when? will spread out the red carpet for you and your family.