Authentic laksa: Laksa Noodle Soup | RecipeTin Eats

Laksa Noodle Soup | RecipeTin Eats

Laksa – the iconic Malaysian spicy coconut noodle soup! An incredibly rich, fragrant, complex flavoured broth loaded with all the essential classic Laksa toppings. This is an easy Laksa recipe because it’s made with a store bought Laksa paste which is spruced up to make a restaurant quality Laksa.

You can’t just dump laksa paste into coconut milk!!

Laksa recipe

I am obsessed with Laksa.

My Japanese mother will disown me for saying this, but I am pretty sure that Laksa would be my Last Meal.

She will also be able to attest to my obsession with Laksa. Because approximately once a month, I trek wide and far as required to get my Laksa fix. I have been known to drive an hour to a place called Temasek in Parramatta which I think has one the best Laksas in Sydney

Let me put that another way. I drive a 2 hour round trip for a bowl of Laksa that takes 15 minutes to consume and I’m booted out of my seat the minute I finish slurping the soup. This place is in hot demand!

What is Laksa?

Laksa is a spicy noodle soup from Malaysia, also found in other South East Asian counties including Singapore and Indonesia.

Laksa as we know it here in Australia is made with a coconut broth that is spicy and fragrant. However, there are actually quite a few different types of Laksas and those who travel to Malaysia are often surprised to learn that the most popular Laksa has a much stronger curry flavour and is not made with a coconut broth.

So the coconut broth Laksa that is so wildly popular here in Australia is actually not widely available in Malaysia. Nevertheless – doesn’t it look ridiculously delicious??

If the jar instructions says to dump paste into coconut milk – ignore it. Follow my recipe!

Making a Laksa from scratch requires speciality ingredients such as dried shrimp, dried shrimp paste, candlenuts and galangal. I’ve only made it a handful of times. And it’s always a big occasion when I do – I make a big deal of it. “I made that from scratch”, I’ll say smugly, repeatedly.

How to make Laksa

Today, I’m sharing a Laksa recipe that starts with a store bought Laksa paste. If you’ve ever tried to make laksa at home using a store bought paste and just added that to coconut milk like it says to do on the jar, you’ve probably been sorely disappointed with the outcome.

That’s because like all curries (red curry, green curry), Laksa paste benefits greatly from some freshening up. Just a bit of garlic, ginger, lemongrass and chilli sautéed before adding the store bought paste will take this Laksa from meh to mind blowingly delicious! 

Best Laksa paste

  • The best (Asian stores only) – Por Kwan Laksa Paste (A$2.80). At the time of writing, is still only sold at Asian grocery stores. It has more depth of flavour than other brands, the proper Malaysian “funk” that is so addictive about Laksa.

  • Very good (supermarkets) – Ayam Laksa Paste (Woolworths, Coles 🇦🇺). It’s actually quite good nowadays. I’d happily use it for a Laksa fix if I can’t get to an Asian store.

  • Avoid – Valcom, the other mainstream brand sold in supermarkets. Remains a no-go zone for me (way, WAY too sweet and westernised)

What’s in Laksa?

For me, the crowning glory of Laksa is the spicy coconut broth. I want it on tap. I could happily drink it every day for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Here’s what you need for the Laksa broth. What we’re doing here is making a semi-homemade chicken broth by cooking drumsticks (or other bone in, skin on chicken) in chicken broth/stock to inject extra flavour and richness.

Laksa paste – see above for my recommended brands.

And here’s what goes ON and IN Laksa. Just a note on a couple of things:

  • Noodles – The common noodles found in Laksa is vermicelli noodles (thin white noodles). However, “serious” laksa joints serve laksa with both vermicelli and Hokkien Noodles. Hokkien Noodles are optional – I only use it when making laksa for company.

  • Fried Tofu Puffs – these are fried tofu pieces. They’re spongey, don’t taste of much and they look weird, but they’re an essential part of the Laksa eating experience!

It’s not the end of the world if you can’t find them….but you’ll miss that glorious moment when you bite into a tofu puff and the laksa soup squirts into your mouth ***and her knees go weak at the thought….***

  • Crispy Fried Shallots – crunchy, salty, oily bits of fried shallots, a common garnish in dishes across South East Asia.

Nowadays found in large supermarkets, but cheaper in Asian stores. It makes an appearance regularly around here eg Chinese Chicken Salad, Nasi Goreng, Chinese Ham Bone Rice Soup, Asian Slaw, Amazing Easy Thai Coconut Soup – to name a few!

And lastly, but certainly not least is the Chilli Paste that is always served on the side (at good Laksa joints!) so you can add more flavour and heat into your Laksa.

The Chilli Paste is made with more than just chilli and I’ve never come across a recipe for it so I made my own up. This stuff is gold, and a little dab of this added into the coconut broth is one of my secrets. 🙂

Phew! Who knew that I would be able to write almost 1,000 words about a humble noodle soup without pausing for a breath??

But honestly, if there is one soup to write an essay about, it’s got to be Laksa.

Big punchy flavours. Fragrant, rich and spicy.

This soup is me in a bowl. – Nagi x

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Laksa Noodle Soup

Author: Nagi | RecipeTin Eats

Prep: 15 mins

Cook: 45 mins

Total: 1 hr

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Recipe video above. This is a recipe for a real Malaysian restaurant quality laksa made by sprucing up store bought laksa paste! You can’t just dump store bought laksa paste into coconut broth! The key is to freshen up the paste by sautéing it with garlic, ginger, chilli and lemongrass. Makes a world of difference! This makes 2 large bowls. Because large is the only way to go with Laksa!


Laksa Chilli Sauce (Note 8)


Chicken Stock
  • Place Chicken Stock ingredients in a medium saucepan over high heat. Bring to simmer, then reduce to medium high. 

  • Cook for 25 minutes or until chicken flesh is falling off the bone and liquid reduces by about 1/3.  

  • Discard skin, pull flesh off the bone and place in bowl, discard bone. Set broth aside.

Laksa Broth
  • Heat oil in a large saucepan or small pot over medium low heat. Add garlic and ginger, sauté for 20 seconds, then add lemongrass and chillis. Cook for 1 minute.

  • Add laksa paste. Turn heat up to medium and cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly, or until fragrant.

  • Add chicken stock, coconut milk, fish sauce and 2 tsp of Laksa Chilli Sauce. Place lid on and simmer on for 10 minutes.

  • Adjust to taste using lime juice (for sour) and fish sauce (for saltiness). Add tofu puffs. Leave on turned off stove with lid on for 5 minutes.

Assemble Laksa
  • Prepare noodles per packet directions.

  • Divide noodles between 2 bowls. Top with shredded chicken.

  • Pour broth over chicken. Top with beansprouts. Sprinkle with Garnishes you choose to use. Serve with Laksa Chilli Sauce on the side.

Recipe Notes:

1. Chicken – I love making this with drumsticks or bone in skin on thighs because the flesh that falls off the bone looks and tastes like the chicken in Laksa that is served at proper Malaysian joints. Also the chicken skin adds richness to the broth. It can be made with chicken breast and boneless thigh, poached per recipe and sliced, but the broth flavour isn’t quite as good.
2. Lemongrass – peel the outer layer off then use just the juicy white bit on the bottom, usually around 3-4cm / 1.5″. Don’t use the green reedy parts. Can sub with 1 tbsp lemongrass paste.
3. Chilli – Birds eye chillies are small red chillis that are commonly found in Australia. Around 3cm long, they are spicy! Deseed them to reduce hear – I leave the seeds in. Feel free to substitute with any spicy chilli you have.
4. Laksa Paste -My preferred Laksa Paste is called Por Kwan (see photo in post) which is available at most Asian stores. Best supermarket brand is Ayam Laksa paste available at Woolworths and Coles in Australia, but it is a bit sweeter than Por Kwan – balance it out with a bit more fish sauce or a squeeze of lime juice. Avoid Valcom – far too sweet and westernised.
The amount of laksa paste required will depend on the brand you use – some have more intense flavours than others. Start with 1/2 cup for sautéing, then after you add the coconut milk, have a taste test and if you want a stronger flavour, add more laksa paste to taste. Also add fish sauce for saltiness.
5. Coconut milk – My preferred is full fat coconut milk. If I’m desperate and trying to be healthy, I will use low fat. I find coconut cream too rich for me.
6. Noodles –  The “best” serious Laksa joints in Sydney serve laksa with both vermicelli and hokkien noodles. However, most laksa places only use vermicelli. So Hokkien is optional – add more vermicelli.
7. Tofu puffs are essential for a true laksa experience! They are deep fried tofu that are “sponge-like”. They soak up the broth so when you bite into them, the broth squirts out in your mouth. They are sold at Asian stores and at Harris Farm Markets in Sydney, in the fridge section with the noodles.
They don’t need cooking, they just need to be plonked in the soup to heat up as they soak up the broth.
If you really can’t find it, the laksa will still be gorgeous. Tofu puffs are more about the laksa experience rather than flavour. 🙂
8. Laksa Chilli Sauce –  Part of the laksa experience in Sydney includes the chilli sauce that is served on the side of the Laksa which I always dollop generously onto my Laksa.
It is not just plain chilli, it has much more flavour. I’ve never found a recipe for it so have created my own. Some of it is used to add more punch to the laksa broth, and the rest is used to serve on the side.
9. Crispy fried shallots can be purchased at Coles/Woolworths in Australia and Asian grocery stores. They are crispy salt fried shallots pieces that are used to garnish laksa.  
10. Nutrition per giant bowl. Worth every single calorie, I swear! If you use light coconut milk, it reduces to 516 calories per serving with 34.3g fat.

Nutrition Information:

Serving: 582gCalories: 780cal (39%)Carbohydrates: 36.8g (12%)Protein: 18.9g (38%)Fat: 62.9g (97%)Saturated Fat: 37.9g (237%)Trans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 35mg (12%)Sodium: 2374mg (103%)Potassium: 775mg (22%)Fiber: 4.5g (19%)Sugar: 6.1g (7%)Vitamin A: 50IU (1%)Vitamin C: 26.4mg (32%)Calcium: 60mg (6%)Iron: 6.3mg (35%)

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Originally published September 2016. Updated with new photos, new writing, brand new video. No change to recipe – I wouldn’t dare touch it!

Life of Dozer

I’m sure onlookers were thoroughly unimpressed at the sight of his dusty paws on the park bench that people sit on to watch the sun set over Pittwater…… (I think he jumped up so he could see over the shrubs to watch the pelicans frolicking on the sand flats!)

And from when I first published this Laksa recipe….

Spotted FOOD in the water….(i.e. fish!)



How to Make an Authentic Prawn Laksa –

This is a recipe for a simple but authentic prawn laksa lemak is a lot easier than it looks. You could easily add chicken or other seafood to this recipe if you preferred.



1 kg raw, unpeeled large prawns

4 tablespoons vegetable oil

½ cup dried shrimp, soaked in hot water

2 teaspoons salt

2 teaspoons sugar

1 teaspoon fish sauce

2 x 425 ml tins coconut milk

250 g fried tofu puffs, halved

1 kg fresh Hokkien noodles

200 g dried rice vermicelli noodles

200 g fried fish cakes, sliced

300 g bean sprouts

8 eggs

1 cup loosely packed Vietnamese mint leaves, finely shredded to serve

1 Lebanese cucumber, shredded, to serve

Prawn Oil

1/3 of the reserved prawn heads and shells

about 1/2 a cup of vegetable oil

a pinch of salt

1 tbsp tomato paste (optional)

Prawn Stock

2/3 of the reserved prawn heads and shells

Laksa paste (makes double)

15 dried chillies, seeded and soaked in hot water for around 20 minutes

4 large red chillies, seeded

1 tablespoon belacan (shrimp paste)

6 shallots, or 1 large brown onion, peeled and roughly chopped

10 garlic cloves, peeled

5 cm piece of fresh ginger, peeled

5 cm piece of fresh galangal, peeled

5 cm piece of fresh turmeric, peeled

3 lemongrass stems, white part only

2 tablespoons ground coriander

6 candlenuts, or macadamia nuts

Chilli sambal

5 dried chillies, soaked

3 large red chillies

2 eschallots, or 1/2 small onion, roughly chopped

1 teaspoon belacan (shrimp paste)

½ cup peanut oil

a pinch of sugar


Peel the prawns, leaving the tails on if you like. Add two-thirds of the shells to the a pot with 2.5L of water and simmer for about 20 minutes. Stand for at least 10 minutes, then strain, discarding the shells and reserving the stock. Devein and butterfly the prawns and refrigerate.

Blend all the laksa rempah ingredients into a smooth paste, adding a little of the dried shrimp steeping liquid if you need to help the blades catch. Any remaining steeping liquid can be combined with the prawn stock.

Heat a large saucepan over medium heat and add a little oil for the prawn oil. Fry the remaining prawn heads and shells until very fragrant, then add the salt and remaining oil and cook on low heat for about 10 minutes. Certain varieties of prawns have more red colour than others, so if your prawn shells are not very red and you prefer a more vibrant red oil you can add a little tomato paste when frying the prawn heads. Strain to remove remove the heads and shells, reserving the oil.

Heat 4 tablespoons of vegetable oil in a large pot (you can use the prawn oil for this if you like, or save it for adding later). Add half the laksa rempah (refrigerate or freeze the rest for another laksa) and fry for about 10-20 minutes, stirring frequently, until the oil separates from the paste. Add the prawn stock and bring to a simmer.

Stir in the salt, sugar, fish sauce and coconut milk and simmer for about 20 minutes. Add the tofu puffs and simmer for a further 10 minutes. Simmer the prawns in the soup for 3 minutes, or until just cooked, then remove and set aside. Taste the soup and adjust the seasoning as required.

While the soup is cooking, prepare the remaining ingredients. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook the noodles according to the packet directions. Boil the fish cake for about 2 minutes, or until puffed, then drain. Blanch the bean sprouts for 30 seconds. Boil the eggs for 7 minutes, then refresh in a basin of iced water and peel. Halve the eggs.

For the chilli sambal, blend all the chillies together with the shallot and belacan. Heat a small saucepan over medium heat and fry the paste in the peanut oil for about 10 minutes, or until very fragrant, stirring frequently. Stir in the sugar and set aside for serving.

To assemble each laksa, warm a noodle bowl. Add some hokkien noodles, vermicelli, bean sprouts, egg, and prawn to the bowl. Ladle in some soup, then garnish with Vietnamese mint, cucumber and a big spoon of chilli sambal. Serve immediately.


  • For a chicken and prawn laksa use a mixture of chicken stock and prawn stock, and add shredded chicken as a topping.
  • There are many variations of laksa pastes and you can feel free to experiment and make your own. Add the Vietnamese mint to the paste if you like, change the proportions of the spices etc. None of these recipes are set in stone.

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There’s a restaurant just off Oxford Street in London, called Laksamania, whose name sums up the correct response to this aromatic noodle soup, the national dish of both Malaysia and Singapore, found from Thailand to Indonesia, and deeply comforting whether you’re in Kuala Lumpur or Kings Langley. Yet, as MiMi Aye notes in her book Noodle!, “There seem to be as many variations … as there are stars in the sky”, thanks to the migration of the Peranakan people from China throughout the Malay archipelago.

By far the best known in this country, however, is probably laksa lemak, sometimes called curry or nyonya laksa, which I first fell in love with in a black and-white bungalow in Singapore on a day when the humidity topped 90%. Rich with coconut milk and salty with shrimp, with a pinch of hot chilli on top, it’s as good on a hot summer’s afternoon as it is in the depths of winter, and not half as much work as it looks, I promise.

‘The cook responsible for my first laksa’: Sylvia Tan uses dried shrimp, soaked first, in her noodle soup. Thumbnails by Felicity Cloake.

The paste

Like any curry, laksa is defined by the base paste that’s diluted to form the gravy. Dried chillies and salty, fermented shrimp paste feature in all the recipes I try, and fresh ginger (or galangal), garlic and onion or shallot are also very common. I find, like the dried shrimp that Sylvia Tan, the cook responsible for my first laksa, uses in her book Singapore Heritage Food, the dried chillies benefit from soaking first; it makes them easier to blend into the paste. Tan’s is also the only recipe to use candlenuts, so-named for their high oil content, which give her gravy a lovely, nutty richness. They’re hard to get hold of in this country, possibly because they’re mildly toxic when raw, but macadamias make a good substitute.

Where the recipes diverge, however, is in their use of dried spices. Malaysian chef Norman Musa uses sweeter aromatics such as star anise and cinnamon along with the coriander seeds and turmeric found in Tan’s version, as well as that from Mandy Yin, the Kuala-Lumpur-born chef at my favourite laksa joint, north London’s Sambal Shiok. In fact, Musa uses the most spices of all, also adding cumin, black peppercorns and cardamom to the paste – his laksa is delicious, more savoury and complex to my and my testers’ minds than some of the others, but doesn’t quite hit the classic, comfortingly creamy notes we like so much in Yin’s. For a less rich take, however, I’d highly recommend it.

Norman Musa uses sweeter aromatics such as star anise and cinnamon, along with the coriander seeds and turmeric.

Two potential shortcuts: Mandy Lee of the website Lady and Pups uses ready-mixed curry powder instead of the dry spices, which may save you shopping, if not a great deal of time, while Olive magazine has a quick recipe using ready-made laksa paste, whizzed up with extra garlic, ginger and chilli powder, which does save a considerable amount of the latter. We all find the one I use a bit bland, but this could be adjusted to taste.

Frying the paste is an important step if you’re not to end up with a raw-tasting gravy; Yin recommends half an hour of patient stirring until it’s really dark, but it dries out under my inexpert care – half that time seems to yield a pretty decent result.

The broth

Because this is a seafood dish, I don’t think you need to add chicken stock to the broth, unless you want it to be very meaty indeed – in which case, you could do as Lee does and poach a chicken leg in it, then serve the sliced meat on top. It’s simpler, and more appropriate here, to make a prawn stock by adding their shells to plain water, along with some lemongrass for freshness and Yin’s laksa leaves, all of which can be strained out before serving. Laksa leaves are hard to come by unless you have a south-east Asian grocers nearby (ask for hot or Vietnamese mint), so if you can’t find them, do as Yin suggests, and use mint and coriander instead.

Mandy Yin’s soup uses laksa leaves, but if you can’t find them, use mint and coriander instead.

The strained prawn stock can be diluted with coconut milk to make the gravy (I wouldn’t recommend the light version I try in the Olive recipe: it’s quite thin and bland. If you’re after health food, a fishy assam laksa is probably a better bet, and seasoned according to whim: Yin, Musa and Tan all add sugar as well as salt and pepper, but taste it and see what works for you. You can also add tamarind at this point, if you’d like to make it sourer as well as saltier and sweeter, but I prefer to serve it with fresh lime on the side, not least because it’s easier.

One excellent tip from Lee: strain the paste through a fine sieve before diluting it; not only is this the easiest way to remove the shells and stalks, but unless you have the most powerful food processor in the world, it gives a much silkier texture to the finished dish.

Olive magazine has a quick recipe using ready-made laksa paste, whizzed up with extra garlic, ginger and chilli powder.

The noodles

I’m surprised that there is no one standard noodle used for laksa: egg noodles, rice sticks, vermicelli and glass noodles all feature in the recipes I try. All have their fans, but my favourites are the rice sticks and glass noodles, both of which provide a chewier counterpoint to the rich, coconutty broth than soft egg noodles or delicate vermicelli. But use whichever you prefer.

The toppings

Lee says the only two mandatory toppings are prawns, which are “important for flavouring the broth”, and tofu, “to suck it up”. You’ll need to get big prawns for this, unless you do better than me at finding smaller raw ones with their shells still on, and I’d shell them and blanch the meat separately, rather than simmering them whole for half an hour as some recipes do – it makes them very tough and woolly. That said, because I don’t think these big prawns have a great deal of flavour however they’re cooked, I like Lee’s idea of turning them into shrimp meatballs; that might sound a faff, but they take only a minute to make, and they’re exponentially more delicious. Tofu-wise, if you can find tofu puffs (and this shouldn’t be hard – they’re fairly standard in south-east Asian supermarkets), they’re the best choice here, because, as Lee says, they soak up the gravy like a delicious sponge.

Otherwise, you can add an almost infinite array of things to laksa: blanched vegetables such as beansprouts, runner beans or sugar snap peas supply a pleasing crunch, while testers particularly liked the cool contrast of Olive’s shredded cucumber. Extra protein, such as Tan’s cockles or Lee’s chicken and her spicy pork sauce, is also a possibility; a boiled egg, of course, would be the simplest option.

Mandy Lee strains the paste through a fine sieve before diluting it with coconut water.

To serve

Curry laksa is such a rich dish that I like to serve fresh chilli, pounded with a little salt, as in Tan’s recipe, as well as fresh lime wedges and a handful of coriander or laksa leaves. Oh, and a napkin to tuck into your collar. Turmeric is a devil to wash out.

Perfect laksa

Soak 30 min
Prep 25 min
Cook 55 min
Serves 4

8 large raw, shell-on prawns
4 tbsp neutral oil
1 litre water
2 lemongrass stalks, lightly crushed
50g laksa leaves (hot mint), or a mix of coriander and mint, plus extra to serve
400ml coconut milk
Sugar, salt and pepper, to taste
8 cubes deep-fried tofu (shop-bought is fine)
¼ cucumber, deseeded and finely shredded
200g wide flat dried rice noodles or vermicelli

For the paste
10 dried chillies, soaked
30g dried shrimp, soaked
75g ginger, peeled
6 garlic cloves, peeled
4 small Asian shallots (about 50g), peeled
30g shrimp paste
2 tbsp ground coriander
1 tbsp ground turmeric
5 macadamia nuts

For the prawn balls (optional)
100g pork mince
2 tbsp cornflour
1 tsp fish sauce
¼ tsp white pepper

To serve
4 red bird’s eye chillies, chopped
1 lime, cut into wedges

Soak the chillies and dried shrimp in hot water for 30 minutes, then drain. Put in a small food processor with all the other paste ingredients and whizz fairly smooth.

Peel the prawns, then fry the shells and heads in oil.

Shell the prawns and set the meat to one side. Heat the oil in a large saucepan, then add the paste and prawn shells, and fry, stirring, until dark and aromatic – about 10-15 minutes. Beat in the water, then add the lemongrass and laksa leaves, and bring to a boil. Turn down the heat and leave the broth to simmer gently for 30 minutes.

Add water, lemongrass and laksa leaves, and cook for 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, if you’re making the prawn balls, put the prawn meat in a food processor with all the remaining prawn ball ingredients and whizz to a chunky paste (otherwise, keep the prawns whole and add to the broth for the last minute of cooking). Form the prawn mixture into eight balls; wet your hands first, to make it easier to handle.

Blitz the prawn meat with pork mince, cornflour, fish sauce and pepper, then form into balls.

Pass the prawn stock through a fine sieve to remove the solids, squeezing out as much liquid as possible, then return the broth to the pan. Whisk in the coconut milk, return to a boil, then stir in the tofu puffs and prawn balls, and simmer gently for 15 minutes.

Strain the prawn stock through a sieve, then stir in the coconut milk. Once simmering, poach the prawn balls and tofu.

Meanwhile, cook the noodles according to the packet instructions, then divide between four bowls.

Pound the fresh bird’s eye chillies with a little coarse salt to make a coarse paste. Check the broth for seasoning, then pour it all over the noodles. Top with the tofu and prawn balls (or whole prawns), shredded cucumber and a little fresh coriander.

Ladle the broth over cooked rice noodles, top with the tofu, prawn balls and herbs, and serve with lime and chilli.

Serve with the fresh chilli paste and lime wedges on the side.

Curry, nyonya or laksa lemak – whatever you call it, how do you like yours, and where makes the best? And what other laksas would you recommend to noodle soup novices?

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Singapore Laksa Recipe by Tasty

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for 2 servings

  • 8 king prawns, de-shelled
  • 1 tablespoon palm sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 ¼ cups coconut milk (400 mL)
  • ¼ lb tofu puffs (100 g), tau pok, halved
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 8 king prawns, head and shells
  • 5 cups water (1.2 mL)
  • 2 cups chicken stock (480 mL)
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 15 dried chillies
  • 2 red chillis
  • 3 tablespoons dried shrimp, soaked
  • 1 teaspoon shrimp paste, belacan
  • 8 cloves garlic
  • 1 shallot
  • 1 ginger, 1 in (2.5 cm)
  • 1 blue ginger, galangal – 1in (2.5 cm)
  • turmeric root, 2 in (5 cm)
  • ¼ cup candle nuts (30 g)
  • 1 stalk lemongrass
  • 2 cups vermicelli rice noodle (200 g), cooked
  • 1 cup bean sprout (100 g), blanched
  • 1 fish cake, sliced, heated
  • 8 cockles
  • 1 bunch laksa leaves
  • 2 tablespoons chilli paste
  1. Remove the heads and shells from prawns and set aside in a bowl, then devein and set the prawn meat aside in a separate bowl.
  2. To make the prawn stock, add cooking oil to a large saucepan on medium-high heat. Add prawn heads and shells then stir for 5 minutes, crushing the heads to release the flavour.
  3. Add water and chicken stock, then simmer for 45 minutes allowing the stock to reduce.
  4. Remove prawn shells then strain the broth into a bowl through a sieve.
  5. In a food processor, add dried chilli, red chilli, dried shrimp, shrimp paste (belacan), garlic, shallot, ginger, blue ginger (galangal), turmeric root, candle nuts and lemongrass stalk, then pulse for 5 minutes until a thick paste forms.
  6. Add cooking oil to a large saucepan then add the laksa paste and cook for 5 minutes until fragrant. Add palm sugar, fish sauce, coconut milk and prawn stock stirring to combine. Simmer the mixture for 15 minutes then add the prawns and tofu puffs, cooking for 3 minutes to finish.
  7. To serve, add vermicelli noodles to a bowl then top with bean sprouts, cockles and slices of fish cake. Ladle in scoops of the laksa making sure to include tofu puffs and prawns. Top with a handful of finely chopped laksa leaves and optional chilli paste.
  8. Enjoy!

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Curry Laksa Noodle Soup Recipe

Nutrition Facts (per serving)
592 Calories
23g Fat
57g Carbs
40g Protein

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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 592
% Daily Value*
23g 29%
Saturated Fat 12g 62%
156mg 52%
968mg 42%
57g 21%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 38g
Vitamin C 8mg 42%
Calcium 88mg 7%
Iron 3mg 19%
Potassium 595mg 13%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Laksa noodle soup is a super-flavorful Malaysian dish. The soup is thought to be a blending of Chinese and Malaysian or Javanese cuisines, either through the merging of cultures or intermarriage.

There are two significant kinds of laksa, each with several variants, depending on the region. The basic laksa is sometimes called curry laksa. The most popular curry laksas include a paste made up of shallots, garlic, turmeric, lemongrass, candlenut or cashew, and galangal. Coconut cream or milk, stock or broth, lime juice, and bean sprouts balance the bold paste along with chicken, shrimp, or tofu, or some combination thereof. Garnishes can include crispy fried shallots, cilantro, sambal or a similar chili paste, and sliced hard-boiled eggs.  

This version is a curry laksa. The balanced flavors of the soup are complex, but using a store-bought laksa paste makes the soup surprisingly fast and easy to make. This recipe for prawn curry laksa, however, includes a homemade spice paste.

Laksa Soup Recipe |

Starting Monday with a flavorful meatless vegetarian coconut curry soup made with Malaysian-style red curry paste called Laksa. Just like any other glorious bowl of Curry Soup, I like to eat Laksa soup loaded with zucchini simmered in creamy spicy coconut-curry broth, topped with silky rice noodles and fresh tofu.

Topped with crunchy peanuts, fresh cucumber and generous splash of lime juice… this soup is bowl-of-heaven for curry lovers! 

Oh, you know the best part?! I often ready the Laksa paste over the weekend and then enjoy Laksa soup, any day of the week, in just 10 minutes! An amazingly flavorful subtle-spicy broth comes together with Laksa paste, coconut milk, vegetable stock, and splash of lime juice. That sounds easy, isn’t it?

I’m sure you thinking red-curry paste and subtle spicy? I agree that red-tone curry pastes are mostly considered spicy due to use of lot of chilies… but laksa soup is not different and has flavor of chilies yet it is not that hot spicy. Actually the sweetness of coconut milk, and hint of sugar balance the spice and makes Laksa broth savoury. 

However, if you like heat, you can use more Laksa paste too. Then just dunk-in some rice noodles and slurp!

First time, I tried Laksa soup in London, UK. We had a 12 hours layover in London. Of course, we got short visa and decided to explore the city a bit. Vishal had lived in London for sometime. So finding our way around, with all train-network of London, was fairly easy. It was cold winter evening and our first stop was in small eatery in busy part of the city. All they sold was some pastries, soups and sandwiches. And Vishal’s favorite fish and chips. I think, every eatery in London has fish and chips in their menu. 🙂

So, shivering in the cold, I was scanning the menu for a familiar soup. Reading the world “curry” I stopped at Curry Laksa Noddle Soup. There was option to add chicken or veggies and I decided to keep it veggie-only. Even talking about that soup bowl reminds me of rich, creamy, aromatic soup. I don’t even remember breathing few times before I finished that bowl. And in minutes of, feeling harsh winter, I felt warm head to toe. Indeed it was an unforgettable experience. In-fact, pictures of the soup today are totally inspired from the bowl of soup I drank that day. 

I never thought to try and make it at home until last year when UK Chef and TV personality Nigella Lawson shared the picture of Laksa Soup she had in a London restaurant. That day I spent lot of time researching for the recipe… and spent hell lot of time trying to create that silky smooth soup with amazingly beautiful color.

I’m happy to say, after a number of tries, I found the taste and balance of flavor I was looking for. This recipe is very close to my original experience and I love it. Since early this year, it has become a staple in our home. 

How to make Laksa Paste?

Laksa paste is essentially a red curry paste and is back-bone of Laksa soup. Hence the name – Laksa. You will be surprised that such simple 6 ingredients provide depth of flavor and rich color to laksa soup.  If you look at the list in recipe below, all are easy to find pantry-staples. I mean, we all have lime, onion, garlic, dried chilies in our kitchen? Right? If you don’t have **Sambal Oelek (chili paste) in your pantry? You can replace it with sriracha or any regular Asian chili-garlic paste.

Now, I must tell you that authentic Laksa Paste or laksa recipe uses Lemongrass instead of lemon or lime. I had full plans to use lemongrass too. But, thing is, it is not that easy to find everywhere. Also, lemongrass paste, which is often used to avoid hard stems of lemongrass in soups/curries, is not that easy to find either. So I decided to switch to my trusty ingredient that I often use when recipe calls for lemongrass and I don’t have any.

Let me tell you, if you are every  get stuck on a recipe due to not finding lemongrass? Just do this: zest a whole lime and mix with three tablespoon of lime juice. For every 1 tbsp of lemongrass paste use 1 tbsp of this mixture. And you will not notice difference in the flavor.

To make paste, I process all ingredients in food processor until smooth paste forms. If mixture looks too thick, I add a little more oil or lime juice. Laska paste stays good in refrigerator for 1 week. Recipe below is good to make soup twice.

Originally, Laksa soup is from Malaysian/Singapore region but this recipe is my taste of Laksa from London. I adapted the recipe from a number of sources in attempt to create these flavors. In no particular order, the list of sources referred are listed in the Recipe Notes. During my research, I also came to know that there is a similar version of Laksa soup in Asaam, India. I think, every country leaves their mark on a recipe as it travels.

So friends, a bowl of laksa soup is perfect to way to enjoy cold fall-winter or evening. Blend a batch of laksa paste in advance, then make vegetarian laksa soup for dinner in just 10 minutes. Find you favorite comfy couch in house… Sip the soup and slurp the noodles. Enjoy!

Wish you wonderful day ahead. -Savita x

Homemade Laksa Curry Paste

(Last Updated On: September 12, 2021)

Laksa is a noodle soup originating from descendants of early Chinese migrants who settled in Penang, Malacca, Singapore and Indonesia.


The laksa paste used to make the soup is full of aromatic Southeast Asian ingredients, such as Kaffir lime, lemongrass, galangal and turmeric root.


While it is possible to buy a pre-made laksa paste in Asian markets, making it fresh will always yield the best results.


For all of those enthusiasts who are motivated to make fresh laksa paste, I recommend doubling the recipe.


Many Laksa Paste’s contain a common ingredient in Malaysian cuisine – Shrimp paste.


This version omits the shrimp paste, and suggests the option of using Soy Sauce instead of Oyster or Thai Fish Sauce in the recipe.


Thos variations make this a laksa paste recipe with a vegan option and can be safe for those with seafood allergies.


You can then take half and freeze it in ice cube trays, then transfer them to freezer safe bags when frozen.


They can be used when preserved that way for up to 3 months.

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The recipe will yield enough paste to make 4 portions of laksa soup

Prep Time
10 minutes

Total Time
10 minutes


  • 5 Long Red Chiles *, chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon (1 inch or 5cm square cube) Fresh Turmeric (peeled and chopped) or 1 Teaspoon (3.18g) Ground Turmeric
  • 3/4 Teaspoon (2.4g) Ground Cumin
  • 1 Small Brown Onion or 4 Shallots, chopped
  • 2 Lemongrass Stalks, white part only, chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons Galangal or Fresh Ginger (about 1 inch or 5 cm square piece), peeled, chopped
  • 6 Cashews, Macadamia Nuts or Peanuts
  • 3 Cloves Garlic
  • 2 Tablespoons (30ml) Oyster Sauce or Thai Fish Sauce or Soy Sauce **
  • 2 – 4 Tablespoons (30-60ml) Vegetable Oil
  • 2 Kaffir Lime Leaves, ribs removed or Zest of one Lime
  • 1 Handful Fresh Cilantro (leaves and stems)
  • 1 Tablespoon (14g) Tamarind Paste (or 2 tsp (8.3g) Light Brown Sugar & 2 tsp (9.8ml) lime juice)


  1. Place all ingredients (except the oil) in a food process and blend. Add oil in small amounts until a smooth paste is formed. Using all of the oil may not be necessary.
  2. Place the paste in an airtight container. It can be used up to a week.


* Indonesian Cabe Merah peppers are used in traditional Laksa pastes, but they can be challenging t find. You can substitute Cayenne pepper, Cihie de Arbol, Guajillo chiles (which will result in less heat. For milder heat overall, remove the seeds and membrane of the chiles. You can also used dried chiles. If using dried chiles, heat water to boiling and cover the peppers for 10 minutes to revive their texture.

** I have opted to use oyster sauce or Thai fish sauce instead of traditional shrimp paste in this recipe. The shrimp paste can be difficult to find, and can have a strong fishy flavor which is balanced by using lime juice in the laksa soup. If you opt to use the traditional shrimp paste, substituted 1 teaspoon of the paste for each tablespoon of oyster or fish sauce.

90,000 order and home delivery in Yekaterinburg – Zhiznmart

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90,000 CarJEN instant noodles nyonya curry laksa – “Love Tom Yam? Then it’s definitely time to get acquainted with laksa, for example CarJEN nyonya curry laksa. ”

Good day everyone !!
There are doshiraks, there are all sorts of popular and super popular Samyangas and other hellish things.
And there are such types of noodles that they seem to know, such as the MAMA brand, which can be found even in our regular supermarkets.But they are not particularly widespread, although they can be much better and more interesting in composition, taste and exoticism .
But enough of that, I’d rather just show her.
*** Malaysian noodles. Lax. Curry. What are you ?! ***

It looks very modest, the bag may well fit on the palm of your hand. And for this they ask for more than a hundred square meters? For what?
Do not get me wrong, but usually all sorts of Thai, Indonesian and other homeless packages do not exceed 50-60 rubles in value.Okay, when it’s Korea / Japan, they stuff narutomaki there, or even pieces of something meat, fish. Plus the quality of a well-known brand, and the countries are not poor either. Need to feel …

And there is clearly not one bag with the seasoning-base of the soup, but something even more substantial and interesting. I think the photo shows the thickness of our whip.

Ingredients: noodles – wheat flour, salt, palm oil (contains antioxidant E320), stabilizers E 501, E339, E450, sodium bicarbonate; Curry Paste – Shallots, Garlic, Palm Oil Extract, Dried Chili Peppers, Shrimp Paste, Salt, Sugar, Lemongrass, Brown Sugar, Palm Oil sauce – shrimp paste, dried chili peppers, shallots, garlic, palm oil, salt; creamer – coconut milk powder.

Similar in composition to the red curry paste that is used for many Thai dishes, ala – add a spoonful of spicy, spicy mixture to anything, soups, stews and stir-fries. But our product is called varnish.

Laksa is a Peranakan dish common in Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia, which is a spicy noodle soup.
The etymology of the name “laksa” is unknown. According to one version, it comes from the Persian “lakhshah”, meaning the type of noodles used for cooking [1], according to another [2] – from the Chinese word “辣 沙”, meaning “hot sand” due to its use in the preparation of the seasoning to freshwater shrimp soup.
The main ingredients of the soup, in addition to noodles, are various seafood – fish, shrimp, shellfish, although laksa can also be prepared with chicken. There are many regional variations of the dish, the recipes of which can vary greatly. One of them, “asam laksa”, a fish noodle soup with a characteristic sourness, in 2011 was ranked 7th in the list of 50 most delicious dishes compiled by CNN Go
(infa from Wikipedia.)

So it is approximately and it turned out. Wangyu that will be very similar to his brother, Tom Yam soup.That is, sour, spicy and pronounced shrimp flavor in the taste.
Let’s look at the components of this set:
*** Internals. ***

O la la …
At first I decided that this is a way of filling. There are such sets, usually glasses with noodles, where the dry soup set has already been poured into the noodles itself and you just have to pour boiling water over it. But upon further examination, it turned out that the main package was torn, and the creamer with coconut milk partially poured out into the briquette.

Apparently at the factory, one of the packs lay crookedly on the conveyor belt, and the machine safely glued it in the wrong place. Internal marriage. I was lucky, it happens.
In general, everything is whole.

So, in a bag with red lettering we have laxa pasta, green dip sauce, and the rest – with coconut powder.

*** Taste. ***

I will use the manufacturer’s recommendations and boil the noodles with spices – curry paste and coconut milk.

No complications. Pour water into a small ladle, 300 ml volume, bring to a boil. We throw a briquette of noodles there, squeeze out a weighty bag of pasta and fill it all with dry coconut milk. And move, of course, when the noodles are soft enough. Everything will take 3-5 minutes.

Looks pretty good.
There is still sauce left for the final dressing …

The texture is uneven, with visible blotches, it smells strongly of shrimp.And as it usually happens to me, I try first of all on my finger. Makayu and lick
– “God, how delicious! Spicy. Shrimp meat.”
Yes, this is a hike of ground sea creatures with spices, oil and chili. Such a thing can be eaten without any soups there))

But I will still do everything according to the rules – and this wonderful mixture will also go to the cooked soup.

As a result, we get just a super rich, dense broth, sour-spicy (even hot!).The taste of seafood, natural grated lemongrass, fishy taste. (Although there is no fish in the composition, shrimp does not count.) In fact, these are the best spices that I have come across in instant noodles. This is no longer just pampering and imitation, but the real taste of Pan-Asian cuisine. (loud statement, but that’s how I felt.) Plus it’s all complemented by the creamy flavor of coconut milk.

However, I bet 4.
Noodles , with such a simply awesome composition of spices and dressings.This frankly cheap, penny noodle looks so alien compared to the rest that turn back the clock, I would rather boil the rice noodles separately. A trifle, but the impression spoiled a little. Much more critical than a torn bag of coconut creamer.
I have nothing against inexpensive budget products, the same Thai MAMA with a simple powder soup and such noodles comes in. But here, it’s like eating fried chicken in teriyaki with a doshik.

But in general, I would recommend this product to everyone who loves Thai, or even just exotic cuisine, something new and unusual.
Thank you for reading! If you are also interested in other types of noodles, or just something interesting, take a look at my profile, your Barayka.

Lax: reporting and accounting: abugaisky – LiveJournal

I ate Laxa a couple of times with delight in Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, but I forgot the name until Bourdain reminded me of it, in his playful book “Medium Raw” he described in a delicious way how he ate Laxa from a big hangover in the morning in hotel, all in sweat, sweat dripped from the nose into the plate, but the chakras opened one by one, the consciousness was cleared and living life returned to the exhausted body of Bourdin.
A very correct description, in these things Anthony perfectly understands and you can completely trust him, even more than yourself.
So we recently started a lax with our Partnership with Culinary Responsibility, and showed and fed. The audience reacted favorably, but, of course, we had to make such a childish version, like 6+ as they are now forced to write, and here I will tell you how it really is. Yes, we thought for a long time whether to cook Penang Laksa with curry and coconut milk, or Assam Laksa on tamarind (by the way, they got hold of tamarind, they were quite ready), but settled on Penang all the same.

First we cooked chicken broth. Such an adult, no fools. We bought a soup laying hen at Dorogomilovskiy from a 10-year-old friend of the saleswoman. A tight one, with rubber skin in a large pimple. Poured cold water and cooked on a low flame for three hours, probably. I must say that during this time the chicken has changed little in appearance. If at all. See for yourself:

Coarsely chopped carrots, green leeks, ginger, cloves, allspice and black pepper, salt, of course, were added to the broth.
After the specified three hours, they strained the broth through a colander (it would be nice to strain through a napkin, but not critical, because the soup is not transparent), mercilessly parted with all the solid components. (But not quite – Dima and I later ruffled the kuru, of course – when you’re finished, you suddenly really want to eat normally, but there’s nothing left, so we ditch something if we succeed).
Here’s a chicken from an unexpected side, and this is after 3 hours of cooking, note:

Muscle tone has not gone anywhere and the skin is almost intact.That’s what a laying hen means without cheating! The broth, of course, the aroma was stupefying, everything is very adult at this stage. It turned out to be 3 liters from that chicken, a good output.

Next. Peanut butter was warmed up in a wok (mind you, all without cutting corners by components!), Fried with yellow curry paste. They also added shrimp paste and Chinese chili paste. You can easily make curry paste yourself, especially since we had all the constituent parts – ginger-galangal-curry leaves-onion-garlic-chili, etc., but it is also ready-made quite decent, we found authentic suppliers. The pasta was diluted with broth, stirred well and poured back into the pan. A saucepan on the fire, poured in 4 more cans of coconut milk, left to boil.

Cooked according to the instructions of rice noodles. Three minutes in boiling water, thrown away, washed, lies waiting in the wings. In general, we had a lot of all kinds of Chinese-Thai-Malay gadgets. Everyone and different. Fresh and dried. Here’s a small part:

In the meantime, they poured a kilogram bag of tails of king prawns into the broth – a friendly “Agama” threw one.The tails are already boiled and peeled, with only the last link of chitin with raking blades. We used them instead of a part of shrimp paste, otherwise it is too unusual for our Russian nose and palate, although you can learn to love everything. We cooked them for 5-7 minutes, probably – nothing will be lost from them, but they will give the spirit.

Meanwhile, a Chinese omelet was fried from 10 eggs in succession, two per frying pan. Cast-iron skillet, omelette, it is a pancake, with low sides, heat up strongly, shake two eggs in a cup lightly with salt and pepper, in a pan, grab immediately, go in large bubbles, roll up and onto a plate.Within a minute for one batch.

Crushed fresh lemongrass was added to their broth at the same time – with shrimps first, and fresh leaves of kaffir lime – for flavor. Squeezed out a couple more fresh limes there, for sourness. It smelled really exhausting. A couple of pods of red and green fresh chili were cut into rings to make it beautiful, the seeds were shaken. It turned out beautiful, I must admit:

Now we had the main shrimps, raw tiger tails, cleaned ourselves, also leaving the tail.Handsome men on their own:

They threw them, stirred and waited until it boils again and blush evenly. They removed it from the fire and began to collect it.
The noodles were rinsed with boiling water, drained, and put in bowls. The omelet was also cut into noodles and on top of rice. Broth was poured on top, shrimps were caught and upstairs with a slide, lime slices were placed, cilantro was fresh with sprigs. The beauty turned out.

Well, we tried. Very tasty stuff. But – unstoppable! Because they also put sambal in real varnish – these are pods of red hot pepper with a thin skin rubbed with salt, I can’t name the variety, but not “bird’s eye”, larger, closer to the “anaheim” we know.And they put a lot, the broth is already red all over, ours is still yellow. But this is especially for the hungover, but still strong in spirit, 18+ on PG. If you want – try it. Thing!

UPD: Well Nina reminded me – there was also a squid in rings. Squid fillets were cut into rings, blanched separately and then introduced into the soup already at the serving. In the photo you can see it, by the way.



  • G.B. Bauyrzhan

    Eurasian National University named after L.N. Gumilyov

  • K.R. Esmakhanov

    Eurasian National University named after L.N. Gumilyov

  • K.K. Yerzhanov

    Eurasian National University named after L.N. Gumilyov


Lax pairs, isomonodromic deformation, area, Gaussian curvature, soliton, first and second fundamental forms


Physical processes are described using mathematical models.
Many of them are non-linear. For this reason, the theory of nonlinear media is relevant
and is very extensive. From a mathematical point of view, the subject of the physics of nonlinear phenomena are
systems described by nonlinear partial differential equations, which have
partial solutions – solitons. A traveling wave rapidly decreasing at infinity is called a solitary
wave or soliton. Soliton theory has many fundamental methods for detailed analysis of
processes.One of these methods is the geometric interpretation of a physical process
This work is devoted to the study of the Lax pair of isomonodromic deformation. The isomonodromy condition
is equivalent to the existence of a compatible pair of linear equations, the Lax pair. In
this pair, one of the equations undergoes deformation, and the other describes deformation.
Isomonodromic deformation is the theory of isomonodromy (that is, the conservation of monodromy) deformation of ordinary differential equations.
expressions for the coordinate angle were obtained by this method. It is proved that the deformation of the system is isomonodromic if and
only if the first and second fundamental forms defining the given deformation,
satisfies the integrability condition. It is shown that, similarly, the area of ​​a soliton
surface is represented as a half-saddle graph.

90,000 Where to Eat Cheap Authentic Laksa in Kuala Lumpur?

As you already learned, laksa is not a separate dish, but a combination of them – in Malaysia alone there are about a dozen main varieties, plus in Singapore, Indonesia, etc.D. Wikipedia has a fairly comprehensive presentation. Oddly enough, Kuala Lumpur does not have of its own variety, which explains why you don’t see laksha joints around every corner like in. Singapore.

Australian laxa is usually closest to laxa lemak , laxa based on curry with coconut milk (in this case lemak means coconut cream), which is mainly associated with Singapore. Katong Laksha , after Singapore’s Katong district, especially famous:

(kindly me!)

Note the rare toppings compared to the Australian style of playing anything and everything: a real katong laksha only has a few slices of fish pie and a few raw seashells (shivers) or shrimps (my preference!).

Another basic style is assam laksha (lit. Sour laksa or tamarind laksha), which uses sour tamarind paste instead of coconut milk plus mixing with bottom fish. It tastes very different and is often very spicy, but it is also addictive once you get used to it. This is Penang’s specialty.

(courtesy of MichaelJLowe / Wikipedia)

And then you have Sarawak laksha, a crazy mixture of the two; Johor laksa cooked with Italian spaghetti (I’m not kidding!), Kelantam laxam (no typo) which has fettuccine-style wide rice noodles in tender stewed coconut instead of soup, Betavi laksa with chunks of intestines floating around (don don’t worry, you won’t find this outside of Jakarta) etc.etc. etc.

One good place to try all of this is Laksa Shack, which has outlets in many of Kuala Lumpur’s malls, including a food court at KLCC (below the Petronas Towers). Their website is useless, but all they do is laksha in a dozen or so varieties. Compared to Jalan Alor, the ambiance is not too big, but the food is quite cheap and authentic (about RM10 per bowl, IIRC) and the air conditioner is very helpful if you decide to assam laksa! The Kelantanese sit-down restaurant on the top floor of the KLCC also makes pretty spiteful lax .

90,000 Lax Submissions – Encyclopedia of Mechanical Engineering XXL

In both case (A) and case (B) C.-G. at. admitting the Lax representation

Alternatively, the method of the inverse scattering problem can be formulated on the basis of the Lax representation.

Special analytical techniques that made it possible to find the separation of variables for a number of problems of rigid body dynamics, including nonholonomic systems, were perfectly mastered by S.A. Chaplygin. The well-known works of S. V. Kovalevskaya [86, 87] also still remain an example of unsurpassed analytical skill. In the twentieth century, the technique of exact integration for finding separating transformations was partially lost, and its place was taken by the general procedure of integration using the methods of the inverse scattering problem and finding the Lax representations. In this approach, the problem is considered to be solved if a Lax commutation representation is presented (see [31]) with a spectral parameter that allows, in principle, to obtain a general solution in theta functions.From the point of view of algebraic geometry, here we are talking about a possible linearization of the flow on Prym (Jacobi) manifolds and, proceeding from the analysis of pole expansions of divisors), a conclusion is made about the possibility of representing the solution in terms of Riemann, Baker – Akhiezer, etc.

The Lax representation for this integrable case is given in [208].

The Lax representation for this case is given in [208]. [c.198]

Leibniz’s rule 28 The limiting case of Poincaré-Zhukovsky equations 199 Lax representations 83 Galileo transformation 336

Equations (4.12) can also be represented as a Lax pair with the spectral parameter A included in this representation in a rational way

Thus, we have two completely different approaches to constructing solutions of exactly integrable nonlinear dynamical systems, namely the method in the classical domain based on the Lax-type representation and the technique of ordinary perturbation theory in the classical and quantum domains. [c.7]

Representation of the Lax type. The method is based on the general properties of graded Lie algebras and a representation of the type

The left-hand sides of the equations of system (4.6) take values ​​in different subspaces (+ b-i and o, respectively) of the algebra, the grading of which is given by the element H of the subalgebra Su (2). Taking this into account, system (4.6) can be rewritten as a Lax-type representation (1.1) with operators =

Construction of solutions without using a representation of the Lax type).In a number of cases, in particular for calculations in specific physical applications related to the classical series of simple Lie algebras, it turns out to be preferable to use explicit expressions for solutions of systems (III. 1.9) or (III. 1.10) in terms of determinants of some matrix, rather than the general formula ( 1.11) or (1.12). For this reason, we are here

Naturally, the solutions constructed within the framework of the reduction scheme completely coincide with the expressions following in the case of the Ar series from the general formula (1.12) obtained on the basis of a Lax-type representation. In order to verify this, one should use an explicit expression for the highest vectors of the fundamental representations of the algebra A, in the form of a polynomial in the corresponding multiple integrals.

V. 5. Representation of the Lax type of systems (A1.2.8) and an explicit solution of the Cauchy problem for them [107]

This chapter proposes a general scheme for constructing soliton solutions of dynamical systems without referring to the matrix implementation of the Lax-type representation.If in the method of the inverse scattering problem, with the help of which the soliton solutions are found, a successful choice of the A-pair greatly facilitates all calculations and, in general, allows them to be carried out, then the construction developed below is invariant with respect to the choice of a specific representation of the algebra of internal symmetry and refers directly to the properties of the algebra. The L-pair in this construction is replaced by a system of linear equations of higher dimensions by one single scalar function, the compatibility condition for which is the equation of the original dynamical system. [c.192]

By the time of writing, the Introduction and the main text of this monograph are separated from the Conclusion by about three years. Naturally, during this period a number of new results were obtained, which were not reflected in the book. In addition, due to the limited volume of the manuscript, the authors were forced to omit the chapter devoted to methods of studying and finding the internal symmetry algebra of a predetermined dynamical system.The direction of these studies is in a sense opposite to that developed in the book, that is, it goes from a system of equations to an algebra of internal symmetry, a Lax-type representation and solutions, and not vice versa. Therefore, here we briefly list some results that the authors, without being limited by time and volume, would include in the monograph.

Exercise. Show that in the model equation the representation of the convective term according to the Lax scheme, and the diffusion term by the central differences leads to an unconditionally unstable scheme.Indication. Use the study of the scheme with forward differences in time and central differences in the spatial variable, replacing a with a -f a.

In this section we will talk about an effective method of integrating Hamiltonian systems based on the Heisenberg representation (equivalent terms are Lax representation, isospectral deformation method, L – A pair method).

At the same time, on the basis of completely different concepts, very effective methods arose for constructing exact solutions of Ernst’s equations.So, based on the analogy of matrix equations equivalent to Ernst’s equations and the equations of the nonlinear spectral problem, but also using the dressing method for it, we explicitly calculated the LG-soliton solutions, and also reduced the problem of constructing solutions of nonsoliton type to the matrix Riemann problem on the auxiliary complex plane ( spectral) parameter.

The rise of interest in integrable problems of rigid body dynamics in 1970-1990, which led to the discovery of a whole series of new integrable cases, is associated with the development of the isospectral deformation method (Lax representations, L – A pair).As a rule, most of the works of this period are associated with multidimensional generalizations of already known natural physical analogs. The development of this line of research is also associated with the penetration into the dynamics of the ideas of the theory of Lie groups and algebras, as well as the analysis of general (nonlinear and degenerate) Poisson structures. The current state of these issues can be found in our book [31].

Indeed, as for the well-known integrated problems, the critical levels of the set of integrals can be determined from the condition of the multiplicity of roots in the characteristic polynomial of the Abel-Jacobi equations, and directly from the condition of the fall of the rank of the integral manifold, which apparently allows restore the separating transformation with some arbitrariness.Complex methods based on the study of full-parameter Laurent expansions are apparently also effective [243]. They, like the Lax spectral representations, are capable of giving an idea of ​​the spectral curve in the hyperelliptic case; along this path, one can unambiguously restore the separating transformations and obtain the Abel-Jacobi equations (M. Adler, P. van Moerbecke [186, 188], P. Vanek [ 279]). However, this approach has also failed to integrate any new systems.

The quantization of the Kovalevskaya top is also a question that has been discussed since the inception of quantum mechanics (Laporte, 1933), but it is still not completely clear [106, 258]. In [204], the Picard-Fuchs equation arising in the integration of the Kovalevskaya case was written out. The first Lax representation for the n-dimensional Kovalevskaya case, which does not contain a spectral parameter, was constructed by AM Perelomov [142]. A representation containing a spectral parameter in a general setting (when moving in two homogeneous fields) was proposed by A.G. Reiman, M. A. Semenov-Tyan-Shansky [147]. This generalization of the Kovalevskaya case has been little studied so far (in particular, it has not been integrated in quadratures, and there is also no topological and qualitative analysis).

A generalization of the cases of Clebsch integrability to a pencil of Poisson brackets (in particular, the Schottky-Manakov system) is given in Chapter 2. 3, where the retraction and linear isomorphism of these cases are also indicated.An integrable Clebsch family admits two different Lax representations with a spectral parameter, which are given in the book [31].

An integrable generalization of the Clebsch case is not known, a generalization of the Steklov-Lyapunov family was obtained by V.N. Rubanovskii [149], and the corresponding Lax representation is indicated in [208]. A gyrostatic generalization of the Chaplygin case (I) was obtained by X. Yahya [285] (cited

For the first time, the Lax representation with a rational spectral parameter (for the general n-dimensional case) was found in the work of S.V. Manakov [121]. Equations of motion (2.3) with Hamiltonian (2.11) can be represented in the Lax form on matrices that linearly depend on an arbitrary parameter

In the original paper [185] an additional integral of the fourth degree was indicated in a very cumbersome and asymmetric form. A. Reiman and M. Semenov-Tyan-Shansky somewhat later indicated the Lax spectral representation for this case, using the special algebra 02 [260] to construct it.In [24], a similar L – A-pair was obtained in a more natural way; the corresponding construction is also related to the algebra 02 and the presence of a compatible Poisson structure. However, the integral obtained from the L – A pair requires additional and nontrivial simplifications that we have made – after which the form indicated in Table 3.2 is obtained.

Lax representation and first integrals ([21, 31]). Consider a Hamiltonian system in the variables M, a, / 3.7, defined by the equation

The bifurcation analysis of the system (7.5) (both for A = 0 and A 7 0) is also not fulfilled, and the question of the (trajectory, topological) isomorphism of systems at x = 0 and at x Φ 0 remains open. It can only be shown that they do not translate into each other using an inhomogeneous real linear transformation. The question of bi-Hamiltonian property and the presence of the Lax spectral representation also remains open here.

Rosohatius established the integrability of the system (10.19) using separation in spherical coordinates (similar to the n-dimensional Neumann system 7 Ch. 1). The Lax representation and the complete set of involutive integrals were indicated by J. Moser in [128].

Bolsinov AV, Borisov AV Lax representation and compatible Poisson brackets on Lie algebras. Mat. notes (in print).

Lax representation and stationary configurations. This section is preliminary in nature, but may be able to provide an impetus for some new research related to the deeper penetration of modern algebra into vortex dynamics.Indeed, as we have already seen in Ref. 5, as a result of the reduction, the equations of motion can be written in the orbit of the coadjoint representation of the Lie algebra m (n – 1). This orbit is singular and consists of matrices of the form

The monograph is devoted to the study of the problem of integrability for a wide class of nonlinear two-dimensional and one-dimensional dynamical systems with a nontrivial group of internal symmetries. It gives a consistent presentation of a new algebraic method for constructing integrable systems associated by means of a Lax-type representation with Lie algebras and superalgebras.The proposed group construction allows one to obtain explicit solutions of the corresponding differential equations, which are determined by the supply of arbitrary functions sufficient for the statement of the Cauchy and Goursat problems.

The systems of nonlinear equations arising in the framework of the approach developed in the book are generated by representing the Lax type in two-dimensional space by elements of graded Lie algebras or superalgebras. Depending on the choice of an adequate algebraic structure and grading in it, they describe a wide class of nonlinear phenomena in various areas of theoretical and mathematical physics in elementary particle physics (gauge fields and monopole configurations), in solids and plasma, electrolyte theory, nonlinear optics, aerodynamics. , cosmological models, environmental problems (dynamics of coexistence of species), in radio engineering, etc.etc.

The approach developed in the book is connected with the method of the inverse scattering problem, roughly speaking, as follows. As noted above, exactly and completely integrable systems differ significantly in the properties of their internal symmetry groups. A consequence of this is the fact that in cases where the spectral parameter in the Lax-type representation is excluded by a transformation from the internal symmetry group, the inverse scattering method is powerless, while the methods developed in this book lead to success.The converse is also true, if the spectral parameter cannot be excluded in this way, then the methods of the inverse scattering problem lead to a nontrivial spectrum of soliton-like solutions, and the approach we develop allows us to obtain a solution to the Goursat problem of the corresponding system in the form of infinite absolutely convergent series. ) remains open. Thus, the two approaches are complementary.

Representation of Lax type as realization of the condition of self-duality of cylindrically symmetric configurations of gauge fields)

At this point it is pertinent to dwell on the question of the relationship between different forms of Lax-type representation (111.1.1), namely, the realization of operators of the form (III. 1.7) in an infinite-dimensional simple Lie algebra of finite growth, which reduces to (1.1 ), and a representation associated with the corresponding finite-dimensional simple Lie algebra and its finite-dimensional representations leading to system (1.2), which differs from (1.1) by only a conformal transformation. To this end, I remembered that the demon…. The non-dimensional simple graded Lie algebras used in this book are generated by their local

Now each element of algebra contains the parameter k in the quality of a factor to the present degree, and thus, all elements begin to differ from each other. The only thing that cannot be distinguished with the help of H is the element of the subspace σ of the sum of Cartan n x generators of simple roots. The Lax-type representation in the form (1.3) coincides

Representation (1.3) means, as before, the gradient of the Lax operators, that is,

Of course, the variability of the velocity both in the spatial coordinate and the large dimension of the problem can lead to a quantitative change in the described behavior of the solution. In particular, at a variable velocity and, it is possible to assume that the grid Reynolds number exceeds the value Re> 2 outside the vicinity of the outlet boundary, and sawtooth oscillations do not arise if near the boundary Re of the Navier – Stokes equation for two-dimensional calculations of the flow of several fluids in the boundary layer, A.Rousseau (personal communication) encountered one-dimensional sawtooth oscillations in each direction – parallel to the wall and perpendicular to it. The sawtooth oscillations in each direction were eliminated either by changing the boundary condition to the Neumann condition, or by switching to a scheme with upstream differences in one such direction. Another effective tool used by Rousseau is a local decrease in the grid spacing near the wall (see Section 6.1), which locally led to a decrease in the grid Reynolds number to Re values ​​in the Lax scheme (Section.5.5.4), but the upstream difference scheme (Section 3.1.8) would also work in this case. (In the linear one-dimensional problem shown in Fig. 3.26, the use of a scheme with differences upstream at r = 10 almost completely eliminates the sawtooth oscillations.)

Laksa –

For other uses, see Laksa (disambiguation).

75 9048 Food Serves

Course Lunch
Place of Origin Seaside Southeast Asia
Singapore National Cuisine 9047 Malaysia

Singapore Malaysia

Main Ingredients Laksa Noodles or Rice Vermicelli, Coconut Milk, Curry Soup Base
Variations Laksha, Asam Laksha, Curry Laksha, Nyonya Laksha, Laksha Lemak
700 kcal (2931 kJ)

Laksa is a spicy noodle soup popular in Southeast Asian Peranakan cuisine.Laxa consists of thick wheat noodles or rice noodles with chicken, shrimp or fish, served in a spicy soup based on fatty and spicy coconut milk curry or sour Asam (tamarind or Gelugur ). Laksa is commonly served in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore (which has its own version of katong laksa) and southern Thailand.


Laxa is one of the most popular cuisines in Southeast Asia; There are various types of laksha, Peranakan laksha and local thick and spicy fish soup noodles.The word Laksa comes from the ancient Persian word for noodles.

There are various theories about the origin of laksha. One theory for this dish dates back to the 15th century Chinese naval expeditions of the Ming, led by Zheng He, whose armada traveled across the seas of Southeast Asia. Foreign Chinese migrants settled in various parts of the Primorye Territory of Southeast Asia long before Zheng He’s expedition. However, it was after this that the number of Chinese migrants and traders increased significantly.These Chinese mingled with the local population, and together they formed a mixed race called the Peranakans or Strait Chinese. Some are the local spicy fish soup noodles with coconut milk and spices, there are many differences between the Peranakan laksha and the local laksha, the local laksa have a thick, creamy, spicy and aromatic soup. And Peranakan laksa is more like curry noodles with fried cottage cheese and shrimp.

In Malaysia, Malacca laksa is believed to have been introduced by the Peranakan Chinese Malays to Malacca.

In Singapore, this dish (or its local version “katong”) is believed to have been created after the interaction of the Peranak people with local Singaporean Malays.

In Indonesia, it is believed that this dish was born from a mixture of cultures and culinary traditions of local people and Chinese immigrants. Historians believe that laksha is a dish that was born as a result of real marriages. In early coastal Beijing (Chinese settlement) in maritime Southeast Asia, only Chinese traveled overseas from China for trade.After settling in the new city, these Chinese merchants and sailors set out to find local wives, and these women began adding local spices and coconut milk to the Chinese noodle soup served to their husbands. This creates a hybrid Sino-local (Malay or Javanese) culture called the Peranakan culture. As the Peranakan Chinese communities merged the culture of their ancestors with the local culture, the Peranakan communities in different places now display a variety in accordance with the local flavor.

Since there are different varieties of laksa in the region, it is difficult to determine the exact origin of this dish. However, a number of laksa recipes have been developed along the trade canals of Southeast Asia, where the ports of Penang, Medan, Malacca, Singapore, Palembang and Batavia (now Jakarta) are the main stops on the historic spice route. Intensive trade links between these port cities allow exchange ideas, including exchange of recipes.


Various lakshasa recipes have gained popularity in Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia; and subsequently international recognition.Originally in July 2011, CNN Travel ranked Penang Asam Laxa as the seventh most delicious meal in the world. However, its ranking dropped to 26th place after CNN conducted an online poll of 35,000 people published in September 2011. On the other hand, Singaporean Curry Laxa was ranked 44th.

In Indonesia, laksha is a traditional comfort food; The spicy warm noodle soup is highly prized on cold, rainy days. However, its popularity is somewhat overshadowed by soto , a similar hearty, warm soup dish often eaten with rice instead of noodles.It is common in modern households to mix and match lakshasa recipes; If traditional laksa noodles are not available, Japanese udon noodles can be used.

Laksa is a popular dish in Darwin, Australia and the first Darwin International Laksa Festival took place in November 2019.


There is a wide variety of laksha in Southeast Asia, with differences between regions and suppliers. Laksa can be divided into two main categories: noodles and soup.


Thick rice noodles, also known as laksa noodles, are most commonly used, although thin rice noodles (bee hung) are also common. Some recipes can even create their own rice noodles from scratch. Laxam, on the other hand, is a unique type of noodle that resembles the thick noodles that are used exclusively in Kelantan cuisine. Certain types of noodles may also prefer using wheat flour instead of rice flour.Although rice noodles and wheat noodles are made from different ingredients because they are difficult to distinguish, they are called laksa noodles in Malaysia.

In some forms of laksha, other types of noodles may be used; Johor Laksa, for example, uses spaghetti, while Curry Laksa can use eggs and alkalized noodles (“mi”).


The Laksa type is usually based on the soup base used in its recipe; fatty and spicy coconut milk, fresh and sour Asam (tamarind, tamarind slice) or a combination thereof.There are two main types of laksha: Asam Laksa and Curry Laksa . Asam Laksa is served with a sour soup, most often tamarind-based, while Curry Laksa is served with coconut milk-based soup. With so many variations, some variants can even be identified as Curry Laxa or Asam Laxa.

  • Asam Laksa is a spicy, spicy, sour noodle dish. Asam is Malay for any ingredient that makes a dish sour (for example, tamarind (Malay: Asam Java ) or tamarind slice (Malay: Asam Gelugor ), both come from different trees, despite the names).The main ingredients for Asam Lax are grated fish, usually mackerel ( Icahn Kembung ) and finely chopped vegetables including cucumber, onion, red chili, pineapple, mint leaves, lax leaves and ginger. Asam Laksha is usually served with either thick rice noodles (laksa) or thin rice noodles (mi hun) and ends with Otak Udang or he ko (蝦 膏), a thick sweet shrimp paste.
  • Curry Laxa is a curry soup based on coconut milk.The main ingredients of most versions of Curry Lux include hard-boiled egg, deep-fried tofu, bean sprouts, and shellfish. Curry Laxa is usually served with a spoon of sambal chili and garnished with Vietnamese coriander or “lax leaf”, which is known in Malay as Daun Qesum . This type of lakshi is commonly known as “curry laksa” in Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, but is known as “curry-me” in Penang due to the different types of noodles used (yellow me or bee hung , as opposed to thick white laksa noodles).Curry Mee in Penang also uses frozen pig blood, a delicacy for the Malaysian Chinese community.

In Indonesia, most varieties of laksa are soups based on coconut milk. Common spices include turmeric, coriander, candle, lemongrass, garlic, shallots, and peppers cooked in coconut milk. The widely available Daun Kemangi (basil leaf) is commonly used instead of Daun Qesum is commonly used in Malaysia. Most often, thin rice noodles (“bee hun”) are used instead of thick rice noodles (“laksa”).Some recipes may even add pieces of ketupat or longong rice cake.

Regional variations

Bowl of Penang Lakshi, varieties of Asam Lakshi.

Curry Laxa sold in Bukit Batok, Singapore.

Katong Laxa and otak otak from Singapore.

Laksa Sarawak from Kuching.

Betavi Laxa served with emptying ( Melinjo cracker).

Laxo of Palembang.

Banjar Laksa of Banjarmasin.

Laksa Kelantan.

Laxam from Kelantan and Terengganu.

Asam Laksa

  • Penang Laksa (Malay: Laksa Pulau Penang ), also known as Asam Laksa , is a specialty of the Malaysian island of Penang. The soup is made from mackerel, and its main distinguishing feature is Asam or tamarind, which gives the soup a sour, appetizing taste. The fish is boiled and then separated.Other ingredients that give Penang Laxa its characteristic flavor include mint, pineapple slices and Otak Udang . It was ranked 7th on CNN Go’s July 2011 list of the 50 Best Products in the World.
  • Kedah Laksa (Malay: Laksa Kedah ) is similar to Penang Laksa and is sometimes known as Asam Laksa in Malay style. Kedah Laxa soup is usually made with eel rather than mackerel, and differs from it by using Asam Gelugur instead of Asam Java this is commonly used in Penang Laksa.Kedah Laksa, a major rice grower in Malaysia, uses rice flour to make laksa noodles. Chopped boiled eggs are usually added to the dish.
  • Perlis Laksa (Malay: Laksa Perlis ) is very similar to Kedah Laksha. The Perlis Laksa gravy is quite concentrated because every ingredient, such as mackerel, selayang fish, ginger and laksa leaf, is crushed before being chopped and mixed well. The amount of fish used is also higher than the laksha in other states, and because of this, the broth turns out to be bright and not reddish (i.e. red chili) like Kedah Laksha.
  • Ipoh Laksa (Malay: Laksa Ipoh ), a specialty of the Malaysian city of Ipoh, similar to Penang Laksa, but tastes more sour than sweet and contains shrimp paste. The side dishes used in Ipoh Laksha may differ slightly from the side dishes used in Penang Laksha.
  • Kuala Kangsar Laksa (Malay: Laksa Kuala Kangsar ) also known as Perak Laksa (Malay: Laksa Perak ), consists of handcrafted light wheat noodles.Kuala Kangsar Laksa Soup is much lighter than Penang Laksa and Kedah Laksa and is very different from Ipoh Laksha, especially in terms of appearance, taste and smell.
  • Sarang Burung Laksa (Malay: Laksa Sarang Burung ) is similar to Kuala Kangsar Laksa, but unique in that there is such a “nest” of fried eggs at the top of the laksha.
  • Pangkor Mi Laksa (Malay: Laksa Mi Pangkor ), a specialty of the Malaysian island of Pangkor and adjacent Perak mainland.It consists of special white noodles topped with a clear seafood soup made from fish, crab, squid or shrimp cooked with dried tamarind apples and salt. Sambal and stewed vegetables such as beans and carrots are also added to laksha. The dish is a must for the festive seasons.
  • Medan Laksa (Indonesian: Laksa Medan ) from the Indonesian city of Medan, North Sumatra. It is similar to the northern Malaysian Asam Laxa in terms of the ingredients used.

Curry Laksa

  • Curry Laksa (Selangor) is a variety of laksha with rich coconut sauce. A distinctive ingredient in Curry Lax in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur includes thick coconut sauce, deep-fried tofu, clams and long beans. It is served with yellow mi noodles and / or bee hun rice noodles instead of laksa noodles. In 2018, Kuala Lumpur Curry Laxa was named the second best food deal in the world on the Lonely Planet Ultimate Eatlist.
  • Laksa Lemak also known as Nyonya Laksa (Malay: Laksa Nyonya ) is a variety of laksha with a rich and heavily flavored coconut sauce. Lemak is a Malay culinary description that specifically mentions the presence of coconut milk, which gives the dish its special richness. The distinctive ingredient in this laksha is the use of shrimp paste, lime, shellfish and fresh shrimp. While it is considered a variant of curry laxa, curry paste is not used to make real nyonya laxa.
  • Katong Laxa (Chinese: 加 东 叻 沙 ; Malay: Laksa Katong ) also known as Singapore Laksa (Chinese: 新加坡 叻 沙 ; Singapore Laksa ) is a variant of Lax Lemak originating from the Katong region of eastern Singapore in the 1960s. Lax noodles in Katong Laksa are usually cut into smaller pieces so that the whole dish can be eaten with one spoon, without chopsticks or fork.Another distinctive feature of laksha is the gravy, thickened not only with coconut milk, but also with dried shrimp, which gives the soup a characteristic “sandy” texture. Singapore’s Curry Laxa has been named one of CNN’s “50 Best Foods in the World”.
  • Sarawak Laksa (Malay: Laksa Sarawak ) comes from the Malaysian state of Sarawak. Its uniqueness lies in its mixture of spices, which are not found in laksha dishes in other states. Apart from these spices, the main ingredients of Sarawak Lax are rice noodles, chicken, fried tofu, scrambled eggs, bean sprouts, black mushrooms, shrimp, boiled eggs and musk.The broth is prepared from a mixture of Sambal Belakan , coconut milk, tamarind juice, garlic, galangal and lemongrass. Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain called Sarawak Laxa “Breakfast of the Gods”.
  • Bogor Laksa (Indonesian: Laksa Bogor ) is perhaps the most famous variant of laksa in Indonesia from Bogor, West Java. The thick, yellowish coconut milk soup is a blend of shallots, garlic, candles, turmeric, coriander, lemongrass and salt.Has a distinct earthy and nutty flavor acquired with onk (orange fermented bean pie, similar to Tempe but made from different types of mushrooms mixed with soy pulp) and served with ketupat and Sambal Chuka (ground chili pepper in vinegar).
  • Betavi Laxa (Indonesian: Laxa Betavi ) Laksa variant from Jakarta, Indonesia, similar to Bogor Laxa. However, Betavi Laxa is accompanied by basil leaves, garlic, rice noodles and perkedel.The thick, yellowish coconut milk soup contains ground (dried shrimp) for a unique flavor.
  • Cibinong Laksa (Indonesian: Laksa Cibinong ) from Cibinong, a city between Bogor and Jakarta, similar to Bogor Laksa, however no oncom added. The soup is a mixture of spices in coconut milk and served with bean sprouts, rice noodles, hard-boiled eggs, grated chicken, fried shallots, and Indonesian lemon and basil leaves.
  • Tangerang Laxa (Indonesian: Laksa Tangerang ) is a variant of the Laksha from Tangerang, Indonesia. Tangerang Lax’s main ingredients are chicken broth, mung bean, potatoes and garlic. Tangerang Laksa consists of handmade noodles made from boiled white rice flour and a thick yellow gravy similar to Bogor Laksa. In addition, grated coconut and green beans are added to add a sweet taste. Tangerang Laxa is prized for the balanced consistency of coconut milk soup that is neither too thick nor too watery.
  • Palembang Laksan (Indonesian: Laksan Palembang ) is a specialty of the Indonesian city of Palembang. It consists of sliced ​​fish cakes served in a soup based on coconut milk and shrimp broth, sprinkled with fried shallots.
  • Palembang Chelimpungan (Indonesian: Celimpungan Palembang ) is also a Palembang specialty. The dish consists of a Laxan-like gravy with a ball or oval-shaped fish cakes.
  • Palembang Burgo (Indonesian: Burgo Palembang ) is a variant of Palembang laksha. Burgo itself is a filling made with rice flour and sago flour that is processed to resemble a thin omelet. The broth is pale white, made from coconut milk and various spices. It is usually served with fish sauce, boiled eggs and fried onions.
  • Palembang Lakso (Indonesian: Lakso Palembang ) is a variant of the Palembang lakshi.Unlike Laksan, Lakso consists of steamed sago pasta, similar to noodles, but served in a coconut milk soup similar to burgo, with only turmeric added and topped with fried shallots.
  • Banjar Laksa (Indonesian: Laksa Banjar ) is a variant of Laksha from the Indonesian city of Banjarmasin that has a snakehead ( Ikan Haruan ) as one of its ingredients. Similar to Palembang Lakso, instead of rice noodles or noodles, Banjar Laksa uses steamed noodle-like balls made from rice flour paste served in a thick, yellowish soup made from coconut milk, ground spices, and snake head fish broth.Sprinkle with fried shallots ( Bawang Goreng ) and hard-boiled duck egg.


  • Siamese Laxa (Malay: Laxa Siam ) is similar to Penang Laxa with the same ingredient, but more creamy and less pungent due to the addition of coconut milk and various herbal varieties. Siamese Laksa, like most other curry laksa, its spice paste needs to be fried to reveal its flavor – a step that doesn’t exist in Penang Laksha.
  • Johor Laksa (Malay: Laksa Johor ) from Johor State in southern Malaysia resembles Penang Laksa, but is very different because it is eaten with spaghetti and the broth is made from fried parang fish, concentrated coconut milk onion and spices. Johor Lax’s uniqueness lies in the use of spaghetti and the concentration of its gravy. Johor Laksa is usually served during the holiday season and on special occasions. Long ago, the inhabitants of Johor ate this dish with their hands, because, as they said, it tasted better.
  • Laxam , also known in Thailand as Lasae (Thai: ละ แซ), a specialty of the northeastern Malaysian states of Kelantan and Terengganu, made from thick flat noodles made from white rice flour served with a rich, rich white sauce from boiled fish and coconut milk. Although it is usually made from fish meat, it is sometimes made from eels. Traditionally, laksham is eaten by hand rather than in a bowl due to the thick consistency of the sauce.
  • Kelantan Laksa (Malay: Laksa Kelantan ) from Kelantan state in northeastern Malaysia, similar to Laksam, but instead of thick Laxam noodles, Kelantan Laksa uses the same noodles as Penang Laksa.Served with ulam, belacan and a pinch of salt, slightly sweeter as it contains palm sugar.
  • Terengganu Laxa Kuah Putih (Malay: Laxa Terengganu Kuah Putih ) is the simplest laksha recipe known among the inhabitants of the Malaysian state of Terengganu. Laxa Kuah Putih gets its name from a thick white creamy sauce made from coconut milk. The main ingredient in Laksa Kuah Putih is boiled and chopped mackerel. The sauce is made by mixing coconut milk with hot water and usually without cooking.The broth is then mixed with black pepper, onion and minced fish and served by adding ulam (raw vegetables) and mixed chili.
  • Terengganu Laxa Kuah Merah (Malay: Laxa Terengganu Kuah Merah ) is similar to Johor Laxa. The gravy is made with spices and a curry mixture and resembles Johor Lax gravy. Laksha Kuah Mera is also served with laksha noodles and ulam on the side, similar to Laksha Kuah Putih.
  • Pahang Laksa (Malay: Laksa Pahang ) from the Malaysian state of Pahang is similar to Laksa Terengganu Kuah Merah, but using salted fish, coriander, fennel, cumin instead of the curry mixture used in Laksa Kuah Terengh.
  • Laksa Kuah The signature dish of the Indonesian island of Natuna is a variety of laksha, similar to Terengganu Laksa Kuah Merah. The dish consists of sago noodles and mashed potatoes. tongkol pulp and served in a spicy coconut milk gravy made from a mixture of spices. Lakse Kuah is usually served with Sambal Terasi and Down Salaam.
  • Tambelan Laksa (Indonesian: Laksa Tambelan ) Tambelan from Indonesia uses flaked Ikan Tongkol as soon as possible instead of fresh fish.The dish consists of sagu noodles served in a savory coconut broth from Kerisik (grated coconut, pounded or mixed with pasta).

Results Table

General Differences Between Laksha Species in Malaysia; Sarawak Laksa , Nyonya Laksa , Curry Laksa , Laksa Kuah Merah , Laksa Kuah Putih and also Asam Laksa the following:

5 Saqyo

964 Ingredients 364 Laksa (Malacca version)

Used 9047 used

noodles Only 9047 noodles 9047 Noodles 9047

Spice 904 Sambal belakan and lime

Curry Laxa (Selangor version) Laxa Kuah Merah (Terengganu version) Laksa Kuah Putih (Terengganu version) Peksam Laxaenga (

Coconut milk Used Used Used Used Used Not used
curry powder Not used Not used
Cottage cheese puff with beans Not used Used Used Not used Not used Not used
Egg Egg Omelet

Hard-cut Egg

9 used

Not used Not used
Topping (vegetables) Bean sprouts and coriander Bean sprouts and cucumbers Bean sprouts and beans Bean sprouts, long beans, etc. ulam Bean sprouts, beans, etc. ulam Fry the ginger, cucumber, mint, pineapple, onion and chilli
Topping (protein) Shrimp and prickly chicken 9047 stick, shrimp, shells None None Serrated fish
Noodles Noodles only Laksa, noodles or yellow noodles Laksa, noodles Lax noodles only
Broth Chicken or shrimp based Shrimp based Shrimp based Fish based Fish based Fish based
Sambal belakan 90 479

Nobody Sambal belakan Sambal belakan Otak Udang
Variants of a similar type of lax

9 Laksa

  • Pahang Lax
    • Lax Kelantan
    • Lax
    • Kedah Lax
    • Perlis Lax
    • Ipoh Lax
    • Kuala Kangsar Lax
    • Sarang Burung Lax
    • Pangkor Ni Lax

    Similar dishes

    • Mie Aceh , Aceh spicy noodle dish
    • Mi Selor , Palembang spicy noodle dish
    • Soto mi Indonesian Mokhman noodle soup
    • fish noodle soup
    • On no hao sue , Burmese version of coconut noodle soup
    • Khao Soi Northern Thai noodle dish
    • Khow Suey , noodle dish native to Shan State in Burma.
    • Khao Pun , a dish in Laos, also known as Lao Laksa

    Laksa Products

    Laksa paste for making laksa can be bought in supermarkets. Laksa flavored instant noodles are also available in supermarkets.

    Controversy with the Malaysian Tourism Board

    In 2009, as part of a national food branding project, Malaysian Tourism Minister Ng Yen Yen attempted to claim ownership of regional dishes such as laksa, Hainan chicken rice and bak Kut Teh, stating that others “stole their food.”This led to dissatisfaction with the neighbors in the region. Ng later clarified that she had been misquoted about her intention to patent the products, and that there would be research into the origin of the products, “and would apologize if it was not stated correctly.” To date, the results of the study have not been released to the public.

    See also

    • Coconut soup
    • Peranakan cuisine
    • Malay cuisine


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