Thursday, July 14, 2011

Laksam Noodle

Besides Nasi Dagang, laksam is another popular dish from Kelantan. Made with flat rice flour noodles and generously soaked in a fish-coconut milk broth for the spicy-creamy-tangy-fishy flavours. I of course wanted to make since we love noodles dishes with such flavors. So I read a couple of recipes to get an idea on how to make. Then of course nothing like inventing my own version. For certain its a loud "Kelantan Calling" noodle dish

For broth/gravy
200g/1 large piece Indian Mackerel/tenggiri fish
1 1/2 cup thick coconut milk
2 dried tamarind fruit/asam keping - can replace with tamarind juice
2 tbsp oil
Salt for taste

For gravy paste (blend/ground)
5 red chillies
3 birds eye chillies/cili padi (optional)
1 lemon grass/serai
5 shallots

Others (plus, minus or as needed)
Yee Mee (or other types) noodles - rinse and drain.
Long beans/kacang panjang 
Fish balls
1  ginger torch bud/bunga kantan - sliced thinly

Simmer fish in 1/2 liter of water till fish is soft and tender, 
Remove fish, let is cool down and flake up (make sure all the bones are carefully removed). 
Drain the fish broth and pour back into the same pot.
Heat oil and when heated, fry the blended/grounded ingredients till aromatic. 
Pour fish broth and stir.
Pour coconut milk, add tamarind and season with salt. 
Keep it simmering or simmer again before serving.

To Serve:
Add veggies and fish balls into broth to cook.
Pour over noodles and garnish with torch bud.
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  1. coconut milk will make it sweet and tamarind will make it sour, so i guess it will be somewhat sweet and sour, yummy!

  2. Wonderful recipe - the photos look great too. Great blog post, overall!

  3. Thank you for all the comment you great people.

  4. Wow,so delicious ,I'm hungry now..hehehe

  5. my hubi likes to eat this but not me. Am not adventurous

  6. I can't never resist spicy food & this makes me drool, Nava! Hahaha!

  7. Wonderful! I love spicy stuff! Last year when I was in Singapore, I was introduced to a nyonya cuisine "rendang" chicken, it was great too!

    Thanks for sharing, Nava.K! My stomach is rumbling and my mouth is salivating! ;)

  8. You make some of the most interesting foods - i love the idea of coconut milk in the soup....I hate that I'm allergic to fish - because I would enjoy this!

  9. My hubby had a ball of a time enjoying this spicy laksam noodles.

  10. Hi, you people made my day with all that comments.


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