Makan Malaysia Assam laksa

Makan Malaysia Assam laksa


  • 2 tablespoons - Woh Hup Laksa Paste
  • 2 sticks of lemongrass
  • 1.4L fish stock
  • 100ml tamarind
  • 50g smoked mackerel, flaked
  • 400g cooked thick rice noodles
  • Salt and sugar to taste
  • Garnish:
  • Cucumber julienned
  • Pineapple julienned
  • Sliced Red onion
  • Lime wedges
  • Chopped Spring onion
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Serves: 2

Cook Time: 30 mins

“Assam laksa is a heart-warming, noodle soup dish made with fish broth. It is spicy and flavourful from the paste, tangy from tamarind and well balanced with a bit of sweetness from the pineapple and cooling cucumber. This dish is comforting and nostalgic and the best part is that it can be done in 30 minutes!” – @makanmalaysiauk


  1. Fry the paste and lemongrass in oil until fragrant using a large saucepan.
  2. Add fish stock, mackerel and tamarind.
  3. Leave to cook for 20 minutes in medium heat, covered with a lid.
  4. While the soup is simmering, prepare garnish and noodles.
  5. Taste the soup and adjust seasoning with salt and sugar.
  6. To serve, divide the noodles evenly between two bowls, add soup on top and layer with garnish.

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