Monday, August 29, 2011

Laksa soup


"Laksa" is famous Thai soup! First time when I heard about this soup is from my sister, who lives in Australia. She always talked about how they love to eat this soup at the restaurants and one day she wanted to try it at home. It turned out to be so delicious and much more yummier than the restaurant ones:) So, after her excited describes, I also wanted to cook it, and you now what? Now it is our favorite one too:)
There are so many different recipes and varieties of "laksa", but this one comes from my sister:)
Ingredients:
4 tbsp of peanut oil (can be substituted with olive oil)
2 chicken breasts, cut in thin strips
1 medium sized onion, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, chopped
1 tbsp of grated ginger
1 tsp of Thai curry paste (try it first, if it is too spicy, then add half a tsp)
1 medium sized carrot, cut in thin strips or grated
1 full tsp of turmeric powder
450 grams of beef or chicken stock
1 can of (4oo ml) coconut milk
250 grams of prawns
Salt to taste
Half a package or less, Chinese rice noodles (or as in my case,home made noodles)
Fresh chopped coriander
A bunch of fresh bok choy
Heat up peanut oil and put in chicken, fry stirring, until nice golden. Add in onion, ginger, curry paste and garlic, fry for another 5 min. Add in carrots and fry until they are soft, add in turmeric powder and pour in stock and coconut milk. Bring to boil and simmer for about 10 min. Add in prawns and cook for another 10 min.
In another bowl, bring water to boil, add in 1 tbsp of salt and put in noodles, boil until they are properly cooked. Drain well.
Serve putting a small amount of noodle to each individual bowls and poring soup on it.

Top with fresh chopped coriander and 2-3 leaves of bok choy.

There is no bok choy in my bowl, as I couldn't find fresh one on that day:)
Mmmm, yummy!!! Enjoy!


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