Monday, June 22, 2009

Paotsin Dumpling Noodle Laksa

Laksa is a popular spicy noodle soup from Peranakan culture also known as Baba and Nyonya, which is a merger of Chinese and Malay elements found in Malaysia and Singapore - Wikipedia

The origin of the name "laksa" is unclear. One theory[1] traces it back to Hindi/Persian lakhshah, referring to a type of vermicelli. It has also been suggested[2] that "laksa" may also be derived from the Chinese word "la sha" (辣沙; pronounced "latsa" in Cantonese), meaning "spicy sand" due to the ground dried prawns which makes the gravy taste extremely sandy. The last theory[3] is that the name laksa is derived from the similar sounding word "dirty" in Hokkien due to its appearance - Wikipedia

Noodles with pork and beef wantons and sliced egg in a coconut curry broth. Served with soy sauce and chili.

It smelled of fish sauce but tasted of coconut.

Based on smell alone, you might rethink on eating it but as soon as you start sipping the broth you'll never stop. Even if it's in between thick and thin and was very oily, it was very flavorful.


Happy Eating!


1 comment:

patricia victoriano said...

I love laksa, im so glad that pao tsin is offering this kind of meal, its very affordable and the taste is great, you can really taste the coconuty seafood curry taste, great for rainy days and when your craving for noodles. Thumbs up

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