Edited to add : Beansprouts were part of the ingredients too!!
It was a last minute decision, when the parents gave a number of packets of fresh looking yong tau hoo to us for dinner.
Initially, i just wanted yong tau hoo soup with bee hoon.
But the sister and Darcy wanted something spicy.. like, chicken curry. Hmph! No advance notice, no cook… I need to gather the many ingredients required for chicken curry, you know!
Then, i thought of laksa yong tau hoo… Spicy and with yong tau hoo!
However, the duo wasn’t too optimistic. Grrrr! They were like, can or not you???
I retorted immediately, Tsk.. at most call Pizza lorrr…
Truth be told, be it laksa yong tau hoo or chicken curry, i still need to go for grocery shopping. But the thing is, i didn’t feel like chicken curry that night :P Importantly, i wanted to use up the yong tau hoo and not keep it till the next day.
As you can see above, my laksa turned out to be more than O.K. Heeeeeee!
Sheepishly, the pessimistic duo admitted that it tasted better than the ones sold outside. *grin*
Though i used instant paste — Yes! I do not make everything from scratch all the time.. sometimes, instant pastes can be just as good ;) — the soup was pretty impressive. I’m not sure if it was my lemongrass broth or the really power paste, but the thing is.. i really enjoy slurrrrping it!
It was quite spicy.
Laksa Yong Tau Hoo
For 4 – 5 pax
1 packet of Dancing Chef’s Laksa Paste
1 packet of Hai’s Laksa Paste
1 lemon grass
1.45L of water
Sufficient noodles (any noodle you fancy. i used a combi of bee hoon and yellow noodle)
Enough yong tau hoo for 4-5 pax (at least 3 pcs each, excluding fish ball)
200ml thick coconut milk (i prefer to use just 200ml, but you can add more as instructed)
200g beansprouts (to be added seconds before serving)
a dash or 2 of fish gravy (optional)
freshly chopped laksa leave – a MUST!
1. Boil water with squashed lemongrass for at least 15 minutes.
2. Mix both the paste in, and cook as instructed.
If you’re a laksa lover, give this a go.. It’s super easy and very scrumptious. You’ll not regret one bit!
ps : Darcy just requested for my laksa again today but guess what? I’m giving him chicken curry (gar lei kai) instead! *no pun intended* :P
pps : i personally feel this laksa leans more towards Malaysian side of curry laksa instead of the more diluted Singapore laksa.. Perhaps, cutting down on the coconut milk played the part?