Thursday, March 10, 2011

What to eat for lunch on March 10, 2011 - Sarawak Laksa Recipe

Had lunch at a food court next to Everise at 4 miles, Kuching and guess what I had. Sarawak laksa which we just call it laksa over here. Found a special nice recipe here and would like to share with those who would like to try cooking Sarawak Laksa.

Sarawak Laksa Recipe


1 packet (600 g) Sarawak Laksa Paste
2 stalk Lemongrass, bruised
2 tsp Roasted Shrimp Paste
400 g Prawns
1 Chicken (whole) + 3 thighs,skinless and blanched
1 tin (400 ml) Coconut Milk
16 cups of Water
3 Pandanus Leaves, knotted
Sea salt to taste


Sambal Belacan (Chili With Shrimp Paste)
Beans Sprouts, blanched
Rice Vermicelli, cooked
Omelet, shredded
Shredded Chicken
Cooked Prawns
Calamansi Lime, halved or quartered lime
Cilantro, chopped


In a large pot with boiling water, add the chicken and simmer until the chicken is cooked.

Remove the chicken breast from the whole chicken and set aside to cool before shredding them. Return the rest of the chicken in to the pot.

Add in the prawns. When they are cooked, remove and set aside to cool. Then shell the prawns. Return all the prawn shells back in to the pot.

Then add the laksa paste, lemon grass, pandanus leaves and the shrimp paste. Bring the stock to a boil and let it simmer for 1 hour.

Strain the stock and mix in the coconut milk and bring it to a boil again. Lower the heat and simmer for another 1/2 an hour. Season the laksa soup with sea salt.

To serve, place a portion of rice vermicelli, bean sprouts, shredded chicken in a serving bowl and ladle the soup over and top it with shredded omelet, prawns and cilantro. Serve with more lime and the Sambal Belacan. (Chili With Shrimp Paste)

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