Saturday, July 28, 2007

Asam Laksa @ Laksa Asam @ Laksa Penang

This dish is very popular in Malaysia, err..Penang to be precise. What is laksa? Laksa is rice noodle. I've always loved Laksa Penang. I just enjoy its fish and sour taste and of course..extra hot! Hehehe....here's a recipe on how to make Laksa Penang that I want to share. I took this recipe from here.






LAKSA PENANG @ASAM LAKSA @ LAKSA ASAM

1 bungkus laksa basah (white rice noodle,you can substitute with instant rice noodle, boil till tender with lots of water, and then drained)
timun (cucumber, shredded),
nenas (pineapple,cut into small cubes)
cili merah hiris (red chilly,thinly sliced)
daun pudina (mint leaves)
bawang besar (onion,thinly sliced)
telur rebus (hard boiled egg, quatered)

4 ekor ikan kembung (rebus dengan 5 hingga 7 keping asam keping). ambil isi sahaja. jangan blend atau racik. just pecah2kan kasar2. simpan stock ikan untuk kuah (500g mackerel, boil with 5-7 pieces of dried tamarind,seperate the flesh from the bone and just break the flesh with fork )

cili kering blender (dried chilly,soaked in hot water and blend into paste)

A Ingredient (to be crushed)
10 - 15 biji cili api (bird chilly, but if you're not a hot person...you can just ommit this)
5 - 6 bawang kecil (shallots)
3 garlic
sedikit lengkuas (an inch of galangal)
sedikit halia (an inch of ginger)
belacan (a table spoon of shrimp paste)

1 serai - ketuk je (lemon grass, bruised)
1 bunga kantan belah 4
daun kesum (laksa leaves)
senggengam asam jawa buat jus (tamrind paste)
5 keping asam keping (dried tamarind)
4 sudu makan otak udang (shrimp paste)
garam secukup rasa (salt to taste)

Method (laksa sauce):
1. masukkan bahan tumbuk dan cili blender dalam stok ikan
2. masukkan serai ketuk, bunga kantan, daun kesum, air asam jawa, asam keping & otak udang
3. nak lebih sedap masukkan hirisan nenas
4. last sekali baru masuk isi ikan. isi ikan jangan masak terlalu lama sebab nanti keras
5. sedia dihidangkan

laksa ni paling senang buat. tak sampai sejam dah siap. kuah laksa yang sedap apabila dah bermalam sebab rasa masam akan mesra.

How to eat Laksa Penang?

- in a bowl, put it the rice noodle .
- followed by the shredded cucumber, pineapple, chilly, mint leaves , onion and egg.
- scoop in the laksa kuah (laksa sauce) into the bowl .Ready to eat. Nyum..nyum!

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