Monday, September 25, 2006

Looked OK, but didn't taste like much...


Had to have a laksa, just had to. Couldn't go and get one from the local Thai takeaway. Oh no. Had to make one. I don't know what I did or didn't do, but it was very bland. I did like the fresh pineapple in it though.

Note remote and TV guide ~ a night in front of the box.

Due to ongoing tooth problem, there is very little else to report. Hopefully that will be rectified very soon.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ah, I've just finished cooking a laksa. After raucous demands from the Food Fiend, I went to the trendy supermarket to discover
a) no bean turd and
b) no laksa paste.
c) no fresh coriander.

So, I went home and whacked into the wok a lump of tamarind paste, a lump of lemongrass paste, a lump of galingal and some grated fresh tumeric (yay! always a find in Melbourne).

Two secs of frying, add some fresh chillies and some fresh spring onions.

Then coconut milk, water and a fair splosh of very delicious lime juice from a bottle.

And a fish paste thingy, actually called Salmon XO sauce which is mildly Japanese, but it works okay.

Boil a bit.

Then add various veggys - beans, cabbage and broccoli in my case.

Then hokkien noodles and cooked chicken

Then beanshoots, more chilli and more spring onion.

Then hoover up.

Tasted okay. Didn't really go red-orange; probably should have used chicken stock; too much coconut cream went in.

Definitely needs coriander, a la your photo.

I prefer thinner noodles, or Udon, but this was a treat for the Food Fiend.

I got this combination by a random stagger through the internet after googling curry laksa - quick and dirty since I didn't try to google blogs.

Your fans will be disappointed if you stop after a year.

- barista

Barbara said...

I love laksa.