Laksa – spicy coconut curry soup

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Laksa is a slightly spicy coconut noodle soup that's sure to please.

Laksa is a slightly spicy coconut noodle soup that’s sure to please.


  • Quick and dirty chili sauce
  • 3 tsp sambal oelek
  • 2 tsp sriracha sauce
  • 1 tsp laksa paste
  • Laksa
  • 4 chicken thighs boneless or bone-in, skin removed
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 2 tsp fish sauce
  • 1/2 cup laksa paste available at Asian grocery stores
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2-1 tsp kashmiri chili powder or a big pinch of cayenne
  • 1 14 oz can coconut milk
  • 3 fried tofu puffs cut in half (optional)
  • 6-8 oz rice noodles medium width
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • chili sauce, red chilies, cilantro and bean sprouts to garnish


  1. Pre-soak the noodles
  2. Soak the noodles in cold water for 30 minutes or so. Make sure they are fully submerged.
  3. Drain and set aside until you are ready to serve.


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