Scrumptious Singapore: Prawn Laksa

January 31, 2011 By: Serena

Mmmmm, laksa. Besides chicken rice, laksa is one of my favorite Singaporean meals.  Perfectly melding seafood, coconut, curry and carbs, the end result is sweet, savory, creamy and spicy.  I ordered prawn laksa at a food court (not to be confused with a hawker center), where I could witness my laksa being made to order.  Excuse me for a second while I wipe the drool off my keyboard.

Putting together a scrumptious bowl of laksa is a multi-step affair:

First, the chef prepares the rice noodles so they are perfectly chewy.

Mmmmm, laksa. Besides chicken rice, laksa is one of my favorite Singaporean meals.  Perfectly melding seafood, coconut, curry and carbs, the end result is sweet, savory, creamy and spicy.  I ordered prawn laksa at a food court (not to be confused with a hawker center), where I could witness my laksa being made to order.  Excuse me for a second while I wipe the drool off my keyboard.

Putting together a scrumptious bowl of laksa is a multi-step affair:

First, the chef prepares the rice noodles so they are perfectly chewy.

 

Then, various “yummy things” in the form of seafood are added (in this case, cockles and calamari).

Then, this steaming hot vat housing spicy tofu comes into play. Just look at that hotness. A few pieces of tofu are added to the bowl.  The tofu is saturated in the spicy broth, so this is where some of the heat in laksa comes into play.

THEN you add more heat in the form of curry soup:

Throw some chili paste, cilantro and hard boiled eggs into the mix:

Top with the prawns, and finish off with some more broth:

Voila! Laksa!  Ok, so I may have burned my tongue upon first excited slurp.  But yes, it was worth it.  If you like curry, give laksa a try – you won’t regret it!

More Scrumptious Singapore:
Scrumptious Singapore: A Teaser
Scrumptious Singapore: Chili Crab and Friends
Scrumptious Singapore: Mooncake Madness
Scrumptious Singapore: Roti Prata
Scrumptious Singapore: Hainanese Chicken Rice
Scrumptious Singapore: A Different Kind of Sandwich

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15 Comments to “Scrumptious Singapore: Prawn Laksa”


  1. Kristin - Mrs. Glasses says:

    The flavors in this sound SO delicious. I think you had a much higher spice tolerance than I do though! I love hearing about all these unique dishes!

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  2. kelsey@mintedlife says:

    OMG. I've never had laska, but I think I need to have some very soon. That sounds so, so yummy!

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  3. This does look good, although I'm not sure I could handle the curry spices! I've never had Singaporean food before.

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  4. Mrs. Hot Cocoa says:

    Love laksa! I am soooo hungry.

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  5. Christina says:

    I've never had anything like this — but that tofu looks amazing!

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  6. honey my heart says:

    this looks so delish!! i'm really into curry and must look out for this dish :)

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  7. Chic 'n Cheap Living says:

    So Singaporean! I've been making tofu red curry lately – love the coconut and spiciness!

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  8. Yum! All my fave things – prawns, tasty broth, noodles, how can you go wrong?

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  9. I love spicy food, and I love prawns. That looks like a steaming bowl of awesomeness that I'd love to try!

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  10. I'll be honest, I've never had curry but this sounds amazing. The combo of hard boil eggs and prawns is intriguing!!

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  11. San Jose Love says:

    oh wow that looks yummy and complex. No one said anything about you photographing every step of the process?

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  12. Micah and Catherine says:

    We need a Singaporean restaurant in Seattle. I'm dying to try this!

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  13. Oh my goodness you def know where to eat and what to eat! I need to explore more and eat different things! :)

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  14. Try Anything Once Terri says:

    Laksa…yummm….

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  15. I love laksa!!!! I really want a bowl of that :)

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