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~~Malaysia Exortica Food III~~

Try my delicious collection of Malaysian Exortica Food III.
I sure you will like it after you try this recepe.

~ LAKSA ~

Ingredients :~
1/2 fist-sized galangal, sliced}
1 thumb-sized turmeric }
5 candlenuts }
20 dried chillies, blanched }grind into a paste.
10 red chillies }
2 tablespoon crushed belacan }
300g shallots }
1 tablespoon coriander seeds }
50g dried shrimps, pounded
1kg grated coconut
3 tablespoon salt
3 tablespoon sugar
300g prawns, for garnishing
2 stalks lemon grass, bruised
bean sprouts
rice vermicelli or noodles

Method:~
Squeeze coconut for milk. Set aside. Add 2.5 litres of water to coconut and squeeze a second amount of milk.

Boil 500ml of water. Cook the prawns, remove prawns, shell and set aside for garnishing.

Heat 225ml of oil in a wok and fry ground ingredients till fragrant and the oil is separated from the paste. Add the diluted coconut milk and prawn stock and bring to boil. Add the pounded dried shrimps and simmer over low heat for about 10 minutes.

Add the first coconut milk and stir continuously to prevent curdling. Add seasoning and lemon grass.

Pour over prepared bean sprouts and rice vermicelli. Garnish with prawns and daun kesom (Kesom leaf).