July cooking club - laksa

My new blogger friend over at Lucent Imagery invited me to join her cooking club and it is with great pleasure that I join her and the other club cookers in their cooking adventures starting from this month. July's challenge was to cook a dish from a current favourite recipe book.

For me, the choice was obvious; it had to be laksa from Wendy Hutton's Singapore Food cookbook.
SingaporeFood by Wendy Hutton
Homemade laksa noodles
Everytime I think of Singapore food, laksa is the first dish that pops into my head. It is also the one dish I have to have when I visit Singapore. Not surprisingly, I cook laksa very frequently at home - I'm glad that Stu loves it just as much as I do.

The original Singapore version calls for cockles and thick rice noodles, both of which are unavailable in Australia. So I make do with my own version, featuring wontons and egg noodles, which works a treat too. If you haven't tried laksa before, I recommend that you try this at least once. It is noodles cooked in a spicy coconut milk broth - a very warming and fragrant dish that has me slurping the contents of my bowl in no time.

Now it's time to check out what the other club cookers have made for this month's challenge.

Lucent Imagery
Bakery Bookery
Down by the Sea
Anything Squirrel Squirrel
Chi Garden

I would like to say thanks to cooking club host Lucent Imagery for inviting me to be part of this neat little club. Looking forward to more challenges ahead!

47 Responses to July cooking club - laksa

AVY said...

Oh, now I'm hungry!


/Avy

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lucent imagery said...

So happy to have you join in lovely lady! This sounds yummy. I think being on this allergy diet makes my mouth water even more! I can't wait to be off it and able to eat more variety, now you've got me craving noodles! :)

Shoe Bell(i)e said...

Oooh, I love laksa! I'm pretty sure the Asian supermarket nearby will have everything I need so not sure why I haven't tried to make this at home. Thank god for restos:p That looks yum indeed!

Erica said...

A cooking club sounds like so much fun. I can't wait to see all the cooking adventures. :)

rooth said...

Oh my! I've never had laksa before and I'm such a big fan of Singaporean food. Must find!

Hanna & Christel said...

it looks delicious!

<3

Rowantree Design said...

Laksa is such a favourite in this house. so quick and easy to put together at the last minute!

Antonella C'est moi said...

It look delicious!!!kisses

Diva In Me said...

Ooo..yummy! It is one of my favourite dish too..especially the one with cockles! =D

miss luxurylavishlife said...

Thanks for your comment, I followed you. Hope you make the same!

Miss K said...

This looks very delicious! Great idea to have a cooking challenge.

Ann said...

I love Laksa,
I love eating it when its really hot.

EstelleFashion said...

Thanks for your comment ;*

Nicole Sanders said...

Yum I love a good laksa. Look forward to following more of your inspirational good:) Nx

Anthea Lau said...

ohh the laksa looks pretty nice:)
would you like to follow each other?
A
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Pink Ronnie said...

Oh wow, I love laksa as well but I've never even attempted making my own. You and Rooth are both blowing my mind as to how talented you guys are in the kitchen. In awe. :)
Ronnie xo

Katie Frank said...

mmmmmmmmmm it looks delicious and i'm so hungry hahaha<3
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Katherine / Of Corgis and Cocktails said...

i've never tried those - but they sound really good. you always make the best looking foods.

<3 katherine
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Marta @ What Should I Eat For Breakfast Today said...

Great idea with a cooking club. And I loved food in Singapore as well. I was there like 2 years ago so I think this book could be useful to refresh my memories.

Bree said...

Looks a bit I-don't-know, but I think that I'd like it :) Congratzz on the cooking club :)

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Y said...

ooo your version looks very tastey :) I'm planning a trip to Singapore next year and now I'm excited to try this dish!

xoxox

Beauty Box said...

Looks so delish! It's hard to find the right noodles outside of Singapore but great effort and I feel like eating my screen. Laksa is my favouritest food in the wooooorld!

rolala said...

That looks delish! I haven't had laksa in ages but now I want to pop down to the Singaporean restaurant and order up a bowl.

Rowena @ rolala loves

S said...

I didn't know laksa, but looks delicious!!!
xxx

S

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Miek said...

You're so talented in the kitchen!!
I can only dream of being that great a cook.
Eet smakelijk! (<- enjoy your dinner)

yiqin; said...

love laksa <3

Lucía said...

mmm...!! i´m hungry!!

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Down by the sea said...

I'm so glad you have joined the cookery club. Living in England I have never tasted any dishes from Singapore or laksa. I shall have to try making this.
Sarah x

Gillian said...

That looks so delicious! I am loving the idea of a cookery club, what a great idea.

Liv Lundelius said...

Mhmmmm I love laksa, Dave actually makes a fantastic one! I am surprised though that you can't find the right ingredients in Australia, I always thought these Asian grocers have everything.

blackberryfashion said...

It looks so delicious :)

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Faz said...

Yum looks great! I love Laska!

honey my heart said...

oh wow, that laksa looks so good. i need to find some for dinner this week.

Sam said...

The cooking club sounds so fun, especially for all foodies out there. I am not familiar with Singaporean cuisine but this dish looks super yummy!

Shelley Anne said...

Cooking club is such a cute idea! =) I'm one of those people that are never really bothered to cook, but i should! Your meal looks like it would be so tasty!

Audrey. said...

The cooking club sounds like a cool idea!The laska looks so yummy!(:
ps.I'm following dearrr!!!
greetings from Italy xx

María Lapetiteblonde said...

umm..so delicious dear!!
xoxo=)

blondebenedicte said...

thanks dear! :)

omg, looks so damn tasty, yummi! :P
bisous xxx

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

I just love the idea of a cooking club! I think I might need to start one in the fall :) xoxo

Shop N' Chomp said...

I love laksa too! Great job :D

Wynne Prasetyo said...

haha this is fun! ah gosh i wish i could cook it seems like such an interesting thing to do with a friend or whatnot.




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Vicky said...

Thank you :)
xx

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Chocolate, Cookies & Candies said...

I tend to cook Sarawak laksa but then again, I've been eating it since I was a wee girl It's quite different from the Singapore or Penang Laksa. I have to get the spices in Sarawak as nowhere else sells it.

Bo's little house said...

yummy that looks nice

t said...

Looks good!

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Debie Grace said...

That looks delicious!!

Chisa said...

I love laksa, but have never attempted to cook it at home before! I think I have a recipe in one of my books somewhere, will ahve to give it a shot. Did you find it difficult?