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Beef Laksa: the very best recipe, simply delicious


Brian Kennett

Brian Kennett

Amateur Chef and Boozy Traveling Foodie Extraordinaire

Best Beef Laksa Recipe: from me to you...

Beef Laksa Recipe: My poor little Amy was sick sick sick, yep for three days. 39.7 was the worst temperature of the first two days and then she was physically sick on day three. She did the cute baby voice (her ill voice), and rolled those puppy dog eyes; “I want some noodles, and some soup and some beef please Dad…” How could I say no, but what on earth to cook?

Off to the supermarket, I trotted. I got front and centred by laksa noodles – PING!!! But Amy wanted beef. So I created this Beef Laksa. For a 6-year-old to wolf it all down after being sick all night and morning has to be a good sign yes? And she sure did that.

Beef Laksa Recipe

Beef laksa is a flavorful and aromatic Malaysian-style dish that combines tender beef, coconut milk, and a blend of spices to create a rich and satisfying noodle soup. This dish is known for its balance of sweet, savory, and spicy flavors, making it a favorite among food enthusiasts.

To prepare this delightful dish, you will need ingredients such as beef balls, kailan, laksa noodles, bean sprouts, and various seasonings. My Best Beef Laksa Recipe typically involves a fragrant laksa broth, then serving it over noodles with an array of toppings like bean sprouts, crushed peanuts, lime wedges, and Thai basil leaves. It’s a hearty and comforting meal that’s perfect for any occasion.

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Here she blows. My Best Beef Laksa Recipe for my poor sick Amy.

For a huge serving of my Best Beef Laksa, easily enough for 4-6, you will need to purchase;

  • 2 litres of beef stock,
  • 1 packet Laksa Curry Paste
  • 1 small carton of coconut cream,
  • 1 packet salted peanuts – whilst in the bag give them a good bash-up, you want crunchy not powder though,
  • 2 thinly sliced small red onions,
  • 1 egg per person – for perfect boiled eggs, simply stick them in cold water, set the timer to 10 minutes spin on the heat, shell them and cut them in half,
  • 1 tablespoon of finely chopped garlic,
  • 1 packet of baby Kailan, sliced thinly,
  • 1-2 packets of beef balls,
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce,
  • 1-2 finely chopped chilli padi for those that want heat,
  • 1-2 packets of laksa noodles,
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice, and
  • 1 packet of silken tofu.

I suppose you could call this Beef Laksa a fake. That’s not real laksa you’ll be saying. But I have to say the taste when done was not far from it. Just beefy goodness. So I am still calling it my Best Beef Laksa Recipe. It is so simple to make.

I made my Beef Laksa in a wok, but you could use a pan or soup pot of course.

  1. Add in the beef stock, laksa curry paste, garlic, coconut cream, noodles, beef balls, tofu, fish sauce, and lime juice,
  2. Bring that to a slow boil, and let it simmer for 10-15 minutes, and
  3. Add in the greens and let them wilt for 5 minutes and you are done.

Serve in bowls. Put two egg halves on top. Sprinkle some onion, and crushed peanut, and the chopped chilli on top and there you have it, my version of Best Beef Laksa.

Best Beef Laksa Recipe = BOOM. Go on give this a go. It cannot be easier, truly, and it came out so nice, just ask Amy. Best Beef laksa Recipe. Who’d have thought it? ENJOY!!!

People also asked about Laksa

1. What is Laksa and where does it originate from?Laksa is a spicy noodle soup originating from Southeast Asia, particularly Malaysia and Singapore.
2. What are the main types of Laksa?The main types of Laksa are Curry Laksa, Asam Laksa, and Sarawak Laksa, each with unique flavors.
3. What are the key ingredients in Laksa paste?Laksa paste typically contains dried chilies, shallots, turmeric, lemongrass, tamarind, galangal, and shrimp paste.
4. Can I make Laksa with chicken instead of beef?Yes, you can substitute chicken, seafood, or tofu for beef in Laksa to suit your preferences.
5. What kind of noodles are used in Laksa?Laksa is traditionally made with rice vermicelli or egg noodles, but you can choose your preferred type.
6. Is Laksa a spicy dish?Yes, Laksa is known for its spiciness; you can adjust the spice level by varying the amount of chili peppers used.
7. What are some common Laksa toppings?Common Laksa toppings include bean sprouts, tofu, boiled eggs, lime wedges, Thai basil leaves, chilies, and more.
8. Can Laksa be made vegetarian or vegan?Absolutely, Laksa can be made vegetarian or vegan by using vegetable broth and omitting animal products.
9. What’s the best way to balance Laksa flavors?Balance Laksa’s flavors by incorporating sweet (coconut milk), sour (tamarind or lime), salty (fish sauce), and spice.
10. Is Laksa gluten-free?Laksa can be gluten-free with gluten-free noodles and ensuring other ingredients like soy sauce or broth are safe.

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