Archive for May, 2008

Laksa Risotto

laksa risotto

laksa risotto closeup

I can’t believe it’s been nearly half a year since I’ve posted a recipe here! Then again, a lot has happened since January: I got promoted to a new, more challenging department; I went on a few holidays including one that was pretty life-transforming; and I’ve started afresh as a singleton. So I guess it’s no surprise that I haven’t been cooking or baking much 🙂

Anyhoo, enough with the blabber. I thought up of this dish the other day while making beetroot risotto (which deserves its own post another time), and decided to make it just for kicks. Laksa, in case you don’t know, is a popular Malaysian and Singaporean dish: it’s rice noodles in a rich spicy coconut broth, and usually comes with prawns, cockles, beansprouts, fish cake, and tau kwa (dried beancurd). 

Above all, this is a really easy recipe as long as you can get your grubby mitts on a packet of laksa paste, which is available at all local supermarkets (if you’re overseas, it should be available in Asian supermarkets). It’s lovely and rich,  and translating the heartiness of laksa into a new medium that has a different texture somehow makes the flavours really pop up. I wish I thought this up when I was living overseas because it’s the kind of thing I would have loved to nosh on when it was 5 degrees outside!

Recipe after the jump:



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