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Homemade Laksa Noodles

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Homemade 'laksa' noodles which are soft and smooth which is normally used to create the famous authentic 'Asam Laksa', a famous dish known worldwide.

Total Time

Preparation 10 mins
Cooking 10 mins

Dish Type

Main

Alternate Names

Mee Laksa

Cuisines

Malaysian, Singaporean


Ingredients

Servings:
1 tbsp flour
315 g rice flour
salt
350 ml water
2 tbsp corn flour

Nutrition per Serving

Calories

617 kcal

Carbs

135 g

Fat

3 g

Protein

10 g

Background

‘Laksa’ noodles are made from rice flour, generally. These laksa noodles are the type used in assam laksa, which is usually cooked in a sour and spicy fish based broth and then topped with a bunch of fresh vegetables and herbs (e.g. julienned cucumber, chopped pineapples, lettuce, and mint leaves).

What kind of noodles are used in assam laksa noodles?

Laksa noodles are also know as rice starch noodles or rice noodles. Do not be mistaken as there are many types of rice noodles. Laksa noodles are thick and mainly made out of rice flour.

What kind of flour to make assam laksa noodles?

When I first made these noodles, I encountered a lot of problems due to the all purpose flour (wheat flour) which was used. It can be quite a headache to decide on the type of flour which was sold in most of the supermarkets here. When I finally settled for flour type 550 which contains up to 11% of gluten, the noodles turned out to be very hard. I tried adjusting the amount of flour but still did not get the consistency that I wanted.

Finally, using the Asian all purpose flour (or German flour type 450) which contains a lower amount of gluten yields the outcome I wanted. It resulted in the noodles being soft and smooth, just the way it should be.

How to substitute assam laksa noodles?

All these while, I have been using udon noodles sold at Asian grocers. That's a decent substitute.

How to make assam laksa noodles

Assam laksa noodles are made out of a fish based broth. Learn how to cook a bowl of assam laksa from scratch here.


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How to Prepare

Homemade Laksa Noodles Step 1

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  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 315 g rice flour
  • salt
  • 350 ml water
  • 2 tbsp corn flour

Mix all purpose flour, rice flour, corn flour and salt together evenly. Bring the water to a rolling boil. Then, add water to the flour mixture a little at a time. Stir mixture using chopsticks.

Homemade Laksa Noodles Step 2

Step 2 of 3

Using a cookie press or potato press, create noodles by pressing flour mixture directly into a pot of boiling water.

Homemade Laksa Noodles Step 3

Step 3 of 3

The noodles will float after 2-3 minutes indicating they are cooked. Then, shock noodles in cold water bath. They can be kept refrigerated for up to 3 days.

Published: May 15, 2016