Is it possible to fall in love with instant laksa? And that noodle soup is readily available here in Manila. But what if it was a bit expensive? Doesn’t matter, right? As long as it’s good.
I experienced love at first taste when I opened a pack of this Coconut Curry Rice Noodle (laksa) after purchasing two packs at Santi’s Delicatessen. Can you blame me for wanting to try it as soon as I got home? I’ve been trying to recreate this whole laksa experience ever since coming back from our trip in Singapore and eventually running out of this Asian wonder stash.
So is it really any good? Yes, it’s good. It did settle my craving for Laksa. I did feel good and warm after. But I still love Prima Taste Laksa Sauce Kit. But since we don’t have that one here, this would do in the mean time.
Well, not really. More like laksa using a sauce kit. Visiting Singapore made me fall in love with their food. And this dish is one of my favorites. If I had known this would taste better than the Laksa variety being served in restaurants here, I would have bought a ton of it when we were in Singapore. It’s a good thing Prima Taste can be purchased online. I ordered a box two weeks ago and the package arrived last week.
So yesterday I made Laksa with tofu and baguio beans. The recipe calls for bean sprouts but they were not available in the grocery so I substituted baguio beans in the recipe. The finished product tasted just as good as the ones back in Singapore. In fact, even better.
baguio beans or bean sprouts
spaghetti noodles or rice noodles if available in your groceries
Prima Taste Laksa Sauce Kit
Cook the Laksa according to package directions. The kit has coconut powder, laksa paste and sambal chili. Mix the coconut powder and laksa paste in 600ml of water. Wait for it to boil before adding in the fried tofu.
Add the tofu once the sauce boils. Let it simmer for five minutes before adding the baguio beans. Once the beans are cooked, it’s ready to serve.
Add the sauce to the noodles and garnish with egg (optional).