Laksa is a fragrant, Malaysian noodle soup – fresh and flavoursome with a gentle heat. My husband proposed to me while on holiday in Malaysia, so I definitely look back at all the food we ate on that holiday with rose-tinted glasses! You can vary the vegetables in this recipe – baby corn and Tenderstem broccoli both work brilliantly here. Sold in vacuum-packed bags, tofu puffs are deep-fried tofu pieces with the texture of sponge. They are very different to firm or silken tofu, so don’t be tempted to substitute either. If you can’t find the puffs, omit them and add another vegetable instead.
© Prue Leith and Peta Leith, 2019. Images:© David Loftus, 2019.