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Malaysian Chicken Laksa



4 portion(s)

Basic Laksa Paste

  • 2 stalks lemongrass, white section cut, cleaned
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 3 pieces eschalots, (alternatively known as small red onions)
  • 1 piece tumeric, (approximately 3cm length knob)
  • 3 pieces large red chilies, (de-seed if you want to reduce spiciness)
  • 12 pieces dried red chilies
  • 10 pieces candle nuts (buah keras), (or macadamias)
  • 50 g Shrimp paste (Belacan)
  • 1 piece Galangal knobs, peeled, (approximately 4-5cm knob)
  • 20 g oil, (coconut oil or peanut oil will work best)

Noodles & Garnishings

  • 400 g rice noodles, fresh, (flat noodles, similar to pad thai or banh pho)
  • 1.5 litres Boiling water, (for preparing the noodles)
  • 40 g oil, (coconut oil or peanut oil)
  • 30 g chicken stock paste
  • 400 g coconut milk, (tinned)
  • 1.5 litre water, (for laksa broth)
  • 500 g chicken, (deboned thigh or breast meat)
  • soy sauce (to taste)
  • 250 g fried tofu puffs
  • 500 g bean sprouts, fresh
  • 3 sprigs vietnamese mint

Recipe's preparation

    Laksa Paste
  1. Place all the ingredients except the oil in the TM bowl.

    Blend 10 sec/speed 10.

    Scrape down ingredients with spatula.

    Add oil.

    Blend 10 sec/speed 10 - or until the paste is relatively smooth. It's important to ensure that most of the lemongrass, onions and chilies are blended smoothly. If not, add another 10-20g oil and blend again. The balance of wetness will help smooth the paste.

  2. Noodles Preparation
  3. Place the rice noodles in your ThermoServer. Add freshly boiled water into the ThermoServer with the noodles.

    Let this sit for approximately 5 minutes or until the noodles are loose.

    Then drain out the water using the TM Simmering Basket. Set aside.


  4. Laksa Soup
  5. 1. With the laksa paste still in the TM bowl, add 40g oil.

    2. Saute for 3-4 min / Varoma / speed 1. The oil should separate, and fragrant.

    3. Add chicken stock paste and water inside TM bowl. Close TM lid.

    4. Place chicken meat on the Varoma tray.

    5. Cook 15 min / Varoma / speed 1.

    6. Add soy sauce and coconut milk.

    7. Cook 5 min / Varoma / speed 1.

    Ensure chicken is cooked through, then prepare to serve.

  6. To Serve
  7. Portion noodles into serving bowls.

    Place fried tofu puffs and bean sprouts over noodles.

    Cut chicken meat into slices to place over noodles.

    Pour Laksa broth into respective bowls.

    Add Vietnamese mint leaves to garnish.


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If you'd like to keep some laksa paste, take half of the paste to freeze.

To control spiciness levels:

For a spicier laksa, use birds eye chilies.

For a less spicy laksa, add another 400ml tin of coconut milk or use 400ml of coconut cream instead.

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  • Thanks for your feedback

    Submitted by zoey-thermotiam on 3. November 2015 - 16:31.

    Thanks for your feedback Nancy! x 

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  • Great Laksa paste. Very spicy

    Submitted by nancylee151 on 30. October 2015 - 18:16.

    Great Laksa paste. Very spicy though! Reduce the dried chillies if you don't want it too hot.

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