1 package Singapore Laksa Paste
2 Boneless chicken breasts
1 can Whole Organic Coconut Milk
1 cup Water
125 grams Vermicelli
1 large Dried California Chili Pepper
2 Kaffir lime leaves
1 cup Bean Sprouts
2 tbsp Cilantro
1 tsp Salt
Have you ever tried Laksa Soup? It is a spicy noodle soup that has been one of the most popular soups from Singapore to Thailand and throughout Malaysia for centuries. And today has become very popular throughout europe and the west!
What gives it its unique taste is the fresh tamarind and dried shrimp. If your not sure what that is follow along, it’s pretty simple to find now a days in a simple pre made package.
Once you get familiar with the basic ingredients of thai cooking, you will be shocked at how easy it is to prepare these at home. Literally you can have this dish on the table in under 20 minutes.
Keep in mind a good coconut milk, will be half solid a half watery. One that is all watery does not work as well for this dish, typically organic varieties or thai have the best products so be sure to look for those.
Whenever I say I’m making fresh homemade Laksa soup for dinner I get those frantic calls from my partner to remind me that he’s fast on his way home and will be making no pit stops along the way. I guess he loves me so very. No really he loves me and this soup equally very much ha!
Before I learned to make homemade laksa soup we would go out pretty often for a big bowl at our local dinner. Now traditional Laksa soup has Tamarind paste along with dried shrimp, galangal, lemongrass and some other Thai ingredients.
You can always go to your local asian store and find those ingredients and add them one by one or you can just use the premade paste which has it all in it! Saving you a ton of time and effort.
This is my favorite Singapore Laksa paste, serves 2-3 people!
My soup is made with one fresh chicken breast, an egg, creamy coconut milk, a few kaffir lime leaves and is served over vermicelli rice noodles then topped with fresh bean sprouts, lime and cilantro. This soup is sure to satisfy even the pickiest of Laksa soup lovers out there, feel free to add shrimp to this as well if desired.
Even though we use the premade “Laksa paste” in this recipe, which has all the ingredients one needs. I also like to add a few Kaffir lime leaves if you have on hand. And since I always keep those lime leaves in my freezer I always have then for whenever I am making anything Thai.
I find it really enhances this dish even more, however this is optional of course. Also be sure to only squeeze the juice of a lime in at the end otherwise you will ruin the flavor of the soup.
Notes: Things to keep in mind 🙂
- Look for a good solid coconut milk, you do not want to use any low fat variety. One that is all watery does not work as well for this dish, typically organic or traditional Thai coconut milk varieties have the best products.
- “Lemongrass”, “Galangal” and “Kaffir lime leaves” can be found in most Asian stores. But the paste that I use has all those ingredients in it.
- Add in the lime last, you do not want to cook the lime because it will ruin the flavor.
- Do not eat the “Kaffir lime leaves” there just for flavoring, if you’re going to use these for added flavor. Make sure to bruise each leaf before adding to the pot.
- Want more heat, simply serve some red chili paste on the side like I do. I try to stay away from fresh thai chilies for this soup, because those babies are super hot and can burn the eyes and hands if not handle properly.
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Singapore Laksa Soup
- 1 package Singapore Laksa Paste
- 2 Boneless chicken breasts
- 1 can Whole Organic Coconut Milk
- 1 cup Water
- 125 grams Vermicelli
- 1 Egg
- 1 large Dried California Chili Pepper
- 2 Kaffir lime leaves
- 1 cup Bean Sprouts
- 1 Lime
- 2 tbsp Cilantro
- 1 tsp Salt
- Wash and chop the chicken breasts and in a non stick saucepan heat the oil over medium to low heat and add the chicken along with the "Singapore Laksa Paste" and California red chilis.
- Add in a can of coconut milk and the water, simmer on medium to low heat for 5 minutes.
- Meanwhile, boil some water and pour it over a shatterproof bowl of dried vermicelli noodles. Give them a couple minutes to tenderize, then drain and add them to the soup. Stir the soup and then turn off the heat!
- As the soup is cooling down some, in another small pot boil up some water and cook an egg for about 5 minutes. Once the egg is cooked rinse it over cold water, crack off the shell and divide in half and split into separate bowls.
- Ladle into two separate bowls, garnish with fresh bean sprouts and fresh cilantro. Then squeeze the juice from half a lime over each bowl. Enjoy!
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