Friday, December 12, 2008

Authentic Penang Assam Laksa Recipe

I received a request from Josephine, to publish this Assam Laksa Recipe. This recipe is from my old notes and it has been a while since I last cook Assam Laksa. Lazy to peel the fish, ha ha!


Galangal (lengkuas), 2”x2”x2”
Serai (lemon grass), 3pcs
Dried Chillies, 5pcs
Shallots, 10 pcs
Fresh Turmeric, 1” length
Fermented Shrimp paste (belacan), 1”x 1”x1”
Wild ginger bud, 1 pc

Assam Laksa Soup

Water, Seven bowls
Ikan Kembong (Indian Mackerel), 5 pcs
Polygonum (Daun Kesom), 15 stalks
Sugar, 2 table spoon (or to taste)
Salt to taste
Dried Assam Keping, 5 pcs (or 3 table spoon of assam jawa mixed in water) (or to taste)

Bring the water to a boil and add the blended ingredients. Add daun kesom(polygonum), assam keping, sugar, ikan kembong and salt to taste. Take out the ikan kembong when it is soft. Remove the flesh from the kembong and put back the flesh into the soup.

Garnishing and Laksa Noodles
Laksa noodles, 1 packet, scalded in boiling water.
Cucumber, 1 pc, slice thinly \
Onions, 2pcs, slice thinly
Wild Ginger Bud, 1 pc, slice thinly
Lettuce, 1 bunch, cut in to strips
Mint leaves, 1 bunch, remove twigs
Bird Eye Chillies, 10 pcs, slice thinly
Shrimp paste (otak udang), 3 table spoon, mixed with ¼ cup of hot water.

Put laksa noodles in a bowl. Pour the hot soup over the noodles and garnish it according to taste. Happy cooking!


Josephine said...

Thank you very much!
At last u updated ur blog.
I waited until my neck also become long d.

Anonymous said...

Psst...what happened? Ah Long on ur tail so u went into hiding kah? Hahahahahahaha!!!!.....I saw on tv, they just threw the fish into grinder/blender and what came out looked like shredded newspapers! LOL!!!

Pete said...

Josephine : Ha Ha, I was away visiting my parents in my hometown.

STP : Now in the opposite way lorrr. Borrow from Ah Long, then use some of the money to hire people to grind them so no need to pay.Ha Ha, LOL

Anonymous said...

Warrrrghhhhhh! Now you got me hunting down laksa! You so bad lah Pete! Huhuhuhu. T_T you and Cikgu stp same nia... big bully. T_T

EastCoastLife said...

Thanks for the recipe! I'm going to try it! I love Penang Laksa. I'm from Singapore, cannot find good Penang Laksa in Singapore you know. :(


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