Laksa Noodle Soup

Mixed Seafood and Noodles in Spicy Coconut Broth

Preparation info
  • Serves


    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      1 hr 10

Appears in
The Food of Singapore: Simple Street Food Recipes from the Lion City

By Djoko Wibisono

Published 2015

  • About

Laksa incorporates both Chinese and Malay cooking styles with a remarkable result—fresh rice noodles bathed in spicy coconut milk curry with chunks of seafood, egg and deep-fried tofu, and a sprinkling of fragrant herbs.


  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 3 cups (750 ml) thin coconut milk o


  1. To prepare the Spice Paste, grind all the ingredients, except the salt, sugar and lemongrass in a mortar or blender, adding a little oil if necessary to keep the blades turning. Season the paste with the salt and sugar, and set aside with the lemongrass.
  2. Heat the oil in a wok or pot over low heat and stir-fry the Spice Paste for 5 minutes until fragrant. Add th