It is difficult to make Assam laksa from scratch so we enjoyed using this recipe base for our favourite laksa, the Penang Assam Laksa using the pre-made Paste.
The recipe traditionally calls for the use of ikan kembung or mackerel but we’ve found that sardines work pretty well as a substitute. The paste is brilliant and the Assam laksa we made tasted completely authentic. Highly recommended!
Richmond Penang Assam Laksa Paste 250g from Oriental Merchant
Cap Nelayan Petis Udang (hae koh) from Oriental Merchant
De-boned ikan kembung/ mackerel/ sardines
Finely sliced cucumber, onions, red chillies. pineapple, lettuce, mint, "
Thick rice noodles
Hae koh (蝦羔) - thick sweet prawn/shrimp paste.