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Laksa- The Quintessential Malaysian Dish

Laksa is a spicy soup dish which is popular in Malaysia. It is a common street food and Malaysian families have their own way of preparing the dish. Typically the dish has a combination of rice noodles and Hokkien noodles, but also the dish can be eaten with a bowl of rice.

Laksa Siam

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There are many different versions to this delicious dish, which have are named according to the state or region that they come from. This includes Penang Assam Laksa, a sour laksa with seafood and Johor Laksa, which has a thick creamy soup. There are also Sarawak Laksa made with more spices than most other Laksas, and also Laksa Siam, which features a beautiful blend of Malaysian and Thai flavours.


You don’t have to travel to Malaysia to taste their delicious Laksa. Have that experience right in your own home. Here’s a quick recipe to prepare a delicious Laksa Seafood soup.

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