Prawn Laksa

Shrimp Laksa

Prawn Laksa

Congratulate me. I feel energetic and I don’t feel sleepy…. not at all. Today was a no rice day for me. Lunch was this delicious hot bowl of Prawn Laksa and dinner was bread and Buffalo Wings. I tried a new hot sauce and a new recipe for Buffalo Wings and it works! Only peanutbutter was already hungry and I didn’t have time to take a photo so I’m saving that for another day.

Somebody has been craving for Laksa for more than a week now…..

Prawn Laksa

You might think it was me because I’m the one who’s pregnant but you’re wrong! peanutbutter‘s the one who’s craving. He even ordered a bowl of it last thursday at Rumah Saté at Ketchup Community in Baguio. I guess he wasn’t satisfied. It had to be cooked at home. So while I was busy being a judge at the 1st Navotas Food Festival Search for Navoteño Chef 2015 (whew! that was long) this morning, he went ahead and bought the ingredients for this Prawn Laksa — well, except for the Laksa paste ’cause we already have that at home.

Prawn Laksa

He did all the cooking….well, except for the tofu, which he said takes so long to fry. Yeah, tofu and peanutbutter never gets along and their problem dates waaaayy back..heehee. Tofu and I get along just fine so I did the frying and the plating, of course!

What a creamy, spicy, and flavorsome lunch! Judging from the smile on peanutbutter‘s face and the sweat on his forehead, I’d say he was satisfied with two big bowls of Prawn Laksa!

Prawn Laksa


Prawn Laksa

  • Author: Peachy Adarne


  • 1 60g packet Laksa Paste (I used Asian Home Gourmet)
  • 1 tbsp cooking oil
  • 250g Prawns, cleaned, peeled, and deveined but save the heads for the soup.
  • 1 chicken cube + 6 cups water or 6 cups chicken stock
  • 1 1/2 cups thick coconut milk
  • 2 pcs lemongrass, cleaned, peeled and chopped into 3s
  • 150g cups egg noodles, blanched
  • 100g bean sprouts
  • tofu
  • cilantro leaves, chopped


  1. Slice tofu, fry in oil until golden brown then set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a pot.
  3. Sauté prawns and prawn head for a few seconds then add lemongrass.
  4. Pour in water or chicken stock then add the chicken cube and the Laksa paste.
  5. Bring to a boil then pour in coconut milk.
  6. Simmer for 3 minutes.
  7. To serve, put 1/3 of your egg noodles in a bowl. Fill with Laksa soup and top with prawns, fried tofu, bean sprouts, and chopped cilantro leaves.

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130 Responses

  1. I absolutely LOVE Prawn Laksa but I’ve never made it myself (I guess I haven’t been able to find the right recipe!) This looks so yummy. I can’t wait to finally be able to make my own Prawn Laksa, thanks for this recipe <3

  2. I’m not one for trying new things, but that looks fabulous!! I’ve never had tofu, but might be willing to try it in this dish. Thanks so much for sharing!

    1. wow yummy nmn nito may procedure pa salamat mommy☺️☺️☺️?

  3. That looks absolutely warm and wonderful! What a great valentines day dinner that would be. Thanks for sharing. I just may try that!

  4. That looks both beautiful and delicious. I had never heard of it before now but it looks like something hubby and I both would love to try!

  5. OMG everything about this looks delish (minus tofu since I’m allergic LOL). But I love shrimp and all seafood so this is just perfect. And we have some amazing international markets around so finding the ingredients should be pretty easy.

  6. Omg!!! I’m not even a seafood fan and your dish has managed to make me want it 😉 looks delicious

  7. Oh this looks absolutely delicious. I’ve never heard of this variety before, but this looks GOOD! And anything with shrimp just has to be the!!

  8. I haven’t tried Laksa dish yet maybe because I’m not into spicy. No rice day? I can’t live without rice. lol

  9. I love Laksa! It’s my favorite dish whenever I’m in Malaysia or Indonesia. Great photos! Makes me hungry and crave Laksa now. Thank you for sharing! 🙂

  10. I love prawns and my hubby loves laksa! This is a recipe that both of us will like, for sure. 🙂 I better learn to cook it soon.

  11. This looks very delicious, I want to try making it at home (well, maybe without the tofu? hehehe) I wonder if any of our grocers here sell Laksa paste.

  12. Yummy yummy food! Can I feature/repost this recipe of yours at my food blog? Pretty please?

  13. Lovely photos! I am not really into spicy food but with your presentation, I might actually try this if you cook me one. hehehe

  14. Whenever I crave for laksa, I go to Pao Tsin and order their laksa soup. Cheap and delish, hehe. Or sometimes, I buy Koka instant noodles (laksa Singapura flavor) at the supermarket. Now, if I’d want to make laksa from scratch, this recipe will come in handy, so thank you for sharing it here! 🙂

  15. I love laksa but it’s really hard to find a good place that cooks it outside. Maybe will try making it with your recipe above when I get the time.

  16. This is a Malaysian dish Sis, am I right? I think I’ve already tasted it from one of the restaurants in Subic few years ago and this is really delicious and also spicy which I like (love spicy foods). Thanks for sharing the recipe. Might want to try this as well. 🙂

  17. I love laksa. I first time I tasted this was an instant version from Singapore. It’s a complete meal too!

  18. Look yummy mommy me and my husband favorite namin ang maanghang kaya for sure magugustuhan din namin ito mommy kaya screen shot ko yung recipes para try ko ito mommy.

  19. Thanks for sharing this recipe mommy .. finally I can be available to make Laksa at home (I wish) natitikman ko Lang Kasi to sa HAINANESE DELIGHTS (Singaporean resto)

    1. Saying Lang ako natututo ng kakaibang recipe mommy eh ..Salamat talaga !

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I'm a foodie mommy living in the Philippines. I'm a mom to two daughters named PURPLE SKYE and PERIWINKLE MOONE and wife to a loving husband I fondly call peanutbutter♥. I am a foodie by heart, a coffee lover and a froyo and yogurt junkie. Learn more →






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