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Mee laksa

Vahitha Hasan
20 minutes
Prep Time
30 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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Mee laksa is a thick and spicy coconut based noodle soup which is very famous in singapore and malaysia

Recipe Tags

  • Non-veg
  • Hard
  • Everyday
  • Pan Asian
  • Boiling
  • Breakfast and Brunch

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. 2 onion, cut into chunks
  2. 2 garlic cloves
  3. 1 stalk lemongrass, chopped
  4. 1 inch ginger, sliced
  5. 1/2 cup curry powder
  6. 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  7. 4 chicken thighs
  8. 3 pandan leaves, knotted
  9. 7 cups water
  10. 300gms bean sprouts
  11. 450 gms fresh yellow noodles
  12. 200 gms prawns, cleaned and de-veined
  13. 2 cups coconut milk
  14. 12 dried fried tofu pieces
  15. Salt
  16. 4 sprigs mint leaves
  17. 1 lime
  18. 5 tbsp sambal
  19. 5 boiled eggs, cut into two


  1. Blend onions, garlic, lemongrass, and ginger with 2 tablespoons of water until fine. Pour mixture into a bowl. Mix in curry powder to form a thick paste
  2. Heat vegetable oil in a large pot. Stir fry spice paste over medium heat until fragrant, about 5 minutes. Add chicken and stir till chicken turns opaque, about 3 minutes.
  3. Add pandan leaves and pour in 7 cups of water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and allow it to simmer for 20 minutes.
  4. In the meantime, fill a separate pot half full of water. Bring to a boil. Scald bean sprouts for about 20 seconds. Remove with a metal strainer.
  5. Add noodles and cook according to packaging instructions. Remove with metal strainer.
  6. Remove chicken with tongs. When cool enough to handle, shred meat and discard bones.
  7. Lower shrimps into curry soup with a metal strainer. Allow shrimps to cook for 3 to 4 minutes until shrimps curl and turn pink. Remove and set aside.
  8. Pour coconut milk into soup
  9. Add deep fried tofu and season with salt. Bring it up to a boil and allow coconut milk to be heated through. Turn off heat.
  10. Place a portion of noodles and bean sprouts in a bowl. Pour curry soup over noodles and vegetables. Top with shredded chicken meat, shrimps, cucumber, mint leaves, boiled egg and sambal.
  11. Serve immediately

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Hema Mallik
Hema Mallik   Apr-09-2018


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