A treat from the islands of Borneo, Malaysia – the traditional and authentic Sarawak laksa is a noodle soup that is cooked with a difference. Although the ingredients used are very similar to that of other laksa variants, the uniqueness lies in the method of cooking it.
Let us dive into a flavourful bowl of Sarawak laksa. It’s five simple steps to make Sarawak Laksa:
Prawns with the head (save the shells for the broth)
Sambal belacan paste
Salt and sugar for seasoning
Step 1 – Boil chicken in water till it is well-cooked. Then separate the stock and the chicken. Separate the bones from the chicken meat and shred the chicken into small pieces.
Step 2 – Saute the prawn shells and blitz it with some chicken stock and the chicken bones. Strain the mixture and add it to the remaining chicken stock. Bring it all to a boil.
Step 3 – To the chicken and prawn shell stock add the coconut milk, Sambal Belacan paste, sugar and salt and bring them to a boil.
Step 4 – While the broth is cooking, blanch the rice noodles, prawn and sprouts. Also, make an omelette and cut it into thin strips.
Step 5 – To finish, in a bowl place the cooked rice noodles, shredded chicken, prawns and sprouts. Add the spicy broth and omelette strips. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and chopped chillies.
Those were the five steps to making a bowl of heavenly Sarawak laksa right in your kitchen.
Here is another recipe of seafood laksa which you must try.
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