Malaysian Laksa Quick and Easy

Matthew, my younger son who dislikes spicy food was out for a State Youth Game. Therefore, I took the opportunity to cook something spicy for the family since he is not at home.  I decided to make Malaysian laksa. It is not a hard and time-consuming dish to make. Here is the recipe:


3 tbsp olive oil

100g  fried shallots which are available in Woolworths and Coles

Fried Shallots
Fried Shallots

1 tbsp garlic

1tbsp ginger

1 tbsp shrimp paste which you can easily get it from Coles and Woolworths

Shrimp Paste
Shrimp Paste

100g pulverised dried shrimp which you can get it from Asian grocery shop. I pulverised the dried shrimp in my nutribullet

Dried Shrimps
Dried Shrimps



3 tbsp sambal oeleck depending on how spicy you want your laksa to be

Sambal Olek
Sambal Olek

6 tsp sugar

1 tsp salt.

200g vermicelli rice noodles

250g beans sprouts

2 hard-boiled eggs

Cooked small prawns

Roast chicken breast slices

Slices of cucumber

270ml coconut cream


Heat up a pan and add the olive oil, fried shallots, garlic, ginger, shrimp paste,  pulverised dried shrimp, sambal olek, sugar and salt. Fry everything together until aromatic.

Next, add 6 bowls of water and coconut cream to the pan and let it boil to make laksa soup.

In the meantime, soak the vermicelli rice noodles in hot water for about 5 minutes until they are tender.

Once the vermicelli rice noodles in done scoop it up with a sieve and place it in a bowl and pour laksa soup over it. Serve it with slices of cucumber, hard-boiled eggs, cooked small prawns and roast chicken breast slices.

Garnished with blanched bean sprouts.


Curry Laksa
Curry Laksa

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