Duck & coconut laksa with grilled sweetcorn, soba noodles, squid & coriander


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Fusion: A Culinary Journey


By Peter Gordon

Published 2010

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Laksa is a Peranakan dish (a fusion of Malay and Chinese cultures) originating in Malaysia, although Singapore and (less common but equally delicious) Thailand make wonderful versions as well. I first came across laksa when I was hitch-hiking around South-East Asia in 1986 and what I loved about it, and its ‘cousin’ bakso from Indonesia, was that there was always a wee tweak here and there depending on the cook making it. In Penang it was an aromatic dark sweet and sour broth served