Assam Laksa

Assam laksa Penang style is a flavourful spicy soup noodle with fish base. If you are craving for Penang Assam Laksa, why not simply cook it yourself!

Wah, mouth watering Penang Assam Laksa!

Oh Yes! This is foodscream… so how do you cook Penang Assam Laksa?

With patience and love…. Here are what you need to prepare for the Penang Assam Laksa

Assam Laksa Ingredients

Assam Laksa Penang Ingredients

  1. 5 Selar or Kembung or Kuning Fish ( If you cannot find fresh fish, you can use sardine tin fish), I personally prefer fresh fish!
  2. 200 gm of Tamarind and 8-10 Bowls of Water (can used the boiled fish water) for Soup Base
  3. 3 Big Onions
  4. 10 Small Onions or Shallots
  5. 15-20 pcs of Dried Chillies
  6. 4 Lemon Grass
  7. 2 Tablespoon of Salt or to taste
  8. 5 Tablespoon of Sugar or to taste
  9. 1 Gallangar
  10. A Bunch of Laksa Leaves (About 100-150gm)
  11. Peppermint Leaves
  12. One Cucumber
  13. 2 Pcs of Pineapple
  14. 1 Bunga Kantan (also known as Torch Ginger or Ginger Lily) (optional – hard to find this treasure!)
  15. Prawn Paste or Hae Kor

How to Prepare Assam Laksa Soup Base

Blend chilli food base for assam laksa
Blend the chilli soup base for assam laksa , I added a few laksa leaves for the nice fragrant smell in my soup. Remember you will have a bunch of them which are not blended in the soup aldy!
  1. Blend 1 Big Onions, Small Onions or Shallots, Dried Chillies, Galangar & Lemon Grass (Blended Item)
  2. Boil Fish, can use the boiled water for soup base (Make sure you clean or sieve the water)
  3. Separate fish meat from bones, use fish meat for soup base
  4. Use 8-10 bowls of water to dilute tamarind sauce
  5. Add blended item into soup base
  6. Add sugar and salt to taste
  7. Boil for about 45 mins to an hour
Cooking assam laksa
Boil the soup base and fish for about 45 mins to an hour till fragrant

How to Prepare Assam Laksa Noodle and Condiments

In the mean time, prepare your noodles, boil water and soften your laksa noodle or bee hoon, sieve the water away and put aside

Cut 1 cucumber, 2 big, 2 pcs of pineapple into small pieces, clean peppermints leaves and bunga kantan.

Assam Laksa
Assam Laksa ready to eat – put in lots of cucumber and onions

Penang Assam Laksa – you can add in laksa noodle or bee hoon. Do note that bee hoon absorb the soup, so you would need more soup for bee hoon noodle. But, I love it with bee hoon. Taste so good!

Penang Assam Laksa
Assam Laksa Penang, Penang Assam Laksa