Greg's curry laksa
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I've been working on curry laksa for some time now, based on pre-packaged paste. Originally I had a relatively complicated method, but over the years I have refined and simplified my procedure. Here's what I do now, as of about 2021:

Part 1

quantity       ingredient       step
1 sachet       Teans Gourmet Curry Laksa paste       1
      water or broth       1
400 ml (1 can)       Coconut milk       1
10 g       salt       1
  1. Put the laksa paste in a saucepan and add water and broth to a total of about 1 litre. Bring to the boil.
  2. After 2-3 minutes (Teans recommends 10), add the coconut milk and mix well. Top up to 1.6 kg.
  3. Divide the mixture into 5 portions of 320 g each. Freeze the ones not needed.

Part 2

Per portion:

quantity       ingredient       step
180 g       Cooked noodles       1
1 portion       Laksa mixture from part 1       2
1       fish ball       2
1       pork ball       2
50-70 g       fish, pork, chicken or prawns       2
60 g       pok choi, choi sam or similar, chopped       2
10 g       salt (see notes)       2
1       dofu puff       3
1       fish dofu cube       3
10       cucumber slices       4
65 g       bean sprouts       5

The choice of ingredients in step 2 is not critical.

  1. If the noodles are frozen, thaw them.
  2. Bring the laksa mixture to the boil and add the fish and pork balls. If the fish, pork or chicken are raw, cook in the laksa broth until half cooked, then remove. Add pok choi or choi sam. Remove heat.
  3. Cut the dofu into slices.
  4. Slice the cucumber.
  5. Shortly before serving place noodles, prawns and dofu into the serving bowl and heat in a microwave oven (30 seconds at 1200 W). Bring the laksa back to the boil and add cooked meat, fish or prawns, then bean sprouts. Bring briefly to the boil, then remove heat.
  6. Pour the laksa on top of the noodles and place the cucumber slices on top. Serve.


The salt shouldn't be necessary, but recently there hasn't been enough salt in the paste.

Links to investigate

  • Nyonya Hot and Sour Noodles in Fish Soup
  • SBS recipe
  • SBS Malay curry laksa (laksa lemak)
  • SBS Asam laksa

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