Traditional Sarawak laksa is a famous Sarawak noodle dish which looks like the normal curry laksa. However, the Sarawak’s version of this dish is slightly subtler compared to the normal curry laksa. It is made using a laksa paste consisting of sambal belacan, tamarind, lemongrass, herbs and spices with a little coconut milk. Hence, it has a fine balance of aromatic herbs and spices with a subtle hint of sourish and chili note and not overly rich and creamy.
A typical bowl of Traditional Sarawak Laksa usually consists of rice vermicelli, omelette strips, shredded chicken, beansprouts, prawns, fresh coriander and lime. I have included yellow noodles in this recipe just for variety though. Be sure to use a good brand store-bought laksa paste if you aren’t making your own to ensure a delectable potion of its reddish-brown broth, which can be so fulfilling and addictive. Enjoy!