Laksa Recipe

Laksa - Spicy street food noodle dish popular in Malaysia and Singapore. This homemade curry laksa recipe is so easy and delicious!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Malaysian
Keyword Laksa
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 3 people
Calories 480 kcal



  • 3 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 1/2 pack Malaysian instant curry paste (120 g)
  • 2 cups chicken broth (1 can)
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 stalks lemongrass, white part only, pounded
  • 10 tofu puffs, cut into pieces
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • salt to taste

Other Ingredients:

  • yellow noodles
  • bean sprouts
  • 10 shrimp, peeled, deveined and cooked
  • 3 hard-boiled eggs, cut into halves
  • fish cakes, cut into pieces


  1. In a stockpot, add the oil and sauté the instant curry paste until aromatic. Add the chicken broth, water, lemongrass, tofu puffs and bring the soup to a boil. Lower the heat to simmer. Add the coconut milk and evaporated milk. Add salt to taste. Keep the stock on simmer.
  2. Rinse the yellow noodles and bean sprouts separately, drained and set aside.
  3. To assemble a bowl of laksa for serving, bring to boil some yellow noodles and a handful of bean sprouts. Drain the noodles and bean sprouts and transfer to a serving bowl. Top the noodles with 2-3 shrimp, a few pieces of fish cake, and some eggs. Using a ladle, pour the soup and a few pieces of tofu puffs on top of the noodles. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Laksa Recipe
Amount Per Serving (3 people)
Calories 480 Calories from Fat 801
% Daily Value*
Fat 89g137%
Saturated Fat 18g113%
Cholesterol 249mg83%
Sodium 903mg39%
Potassium 489mg14%
Carbohydrates 39g13%
Fiber 11g46%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 132g264%
Vitamin A 390IU8%
Vitamin C 13mg16%
Calcium 1843mg184%
Iron 19.3mg107%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.