Saturday, February 18, 2017

Recipe | Filipino Laksa

Difficulty Level: Medium

Actually, this recipe is easy.  The only tedious part is 'deveining' your shrimp.

You can omit pork, but the taste would be different as pork fat gives a distinct taste on your sauteed veggies.  So, this is a surf and turf dish. :)

Since it's weekend and we're currently experiencing a gloomy and rainy weather, this recipe is perfect for you and your family!

For Taglish recipe, click here.

Yield: Good for 2


1/8 pork cubes

1/4 shrimp, deveined

3 small red onions, sliced

4 cloves garlic, chopped

2 small tomatoes, sliced

2-3 cups water

1 small pack of vermicelli (sotanghon)

2-3 cups hot water (para sa sotanghon)

1 small puso ng saging o banana blossom, chopped

Rock salt

1-2 tbsps soy sauce

Salt and Pepper to taste

*optional: chopped onion leeks*


  • Take off the shrimp's head and shell.  Keep the heads aside.
  • Devein shrimp by slicing the middle top part of it, not too deep, and discard the black vein.
  • Salt shrimp and rinse thoroughly.  Set aside.
  • Evenly coat chopped banana blossom with rock salt.  Let it sit for 5-15 minutes before rinsing thoroughly.  Drain.
  • Render pork in a pot.  Add salt.
  • While rendering pork, place vermicelli in a bowl and pour hot water in it.  Let it soak until you need to stir it in on the laksa soup.
  • Keep stirring your pork cubes until cooked.  Set aside.  You'll use it as a topping later.
  • Saute shrimp heads.  Squeeze out its juice as it has more flavor by pressing down your ladle.
  • Once cooked, you can discard the shrimp heads.
  • Then saute your sliced onions, chopped garlic, and sliced tomatoes.
  • Add in your chopped and rinsed banana blossom.
  • Pour water until it covers the rest of the ingredients.  Cover and let it simmer.
  • Once banana blossom is cooked (wilted), you can add water if necessary, and 1-2 tbsps of soy sauce.
  • Don't forget to taste your soup.  Add salt and pepper if necessary.
  • Optional: add in chopped onion leeks.
  • Top your laksa with cooked pork and serve!

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