Monday, June 24, 2013

Recipe: Laksa Johor and Churros

I'm back! Alhamdulillah I'm done with my second semester. So now I'm pretty much free but I got heaps of things in my sleeve like cooking project, sewing project, reading books, cafe hopping and etc. Phew! Anyway I finally got my mojo back for cooking and thank goodness I started it with Laksa Johor for dinner last night. It was really easy and tasted far more better than those I had previously back in Malaysia, even though I lacked few ingredients like sambal belacan and all those ulams. And best of all, husband loved it so damn much and he's not even a laksa fan!

So here's the recipe which I tweaked a bit from Himpunan Resepi Bonda's blog in order to accommodate my preference and the ingredients I have at home. 

Laksa Johor


A pack of spaghetti
600g of canned mackerel flakes
200ml of coconut cream/coconut milk
2 red onions**
3 cloves of garlic**
an inch of ginger**
3 pcs of lemongrass**
3 tbsp of blended chili**
1/2 cup of dried shrimp**
3 tbsp of curry powder (for fish)
Vietnamese mint (daun kesum)


1. Blend all the ingredients marked "**".
2. Heat oil and saute the blended ingredients.
3. Put Vietnamese mint in pan
4. Mix curry powder with water a bit and pour it in the pan. 
5. Keep on stirring until the sambal cooked thoroughly.
6. Add in fish flakes and pour coconut cream into the pan.
7. Season with salt accordingly.
8. Boil spaghetti as per packet's instruction and serve your laksa with onion, Vietnamese mint, taugeh, sambal belacan and etc. 

As for quick sweet treat after our dinner, I managed to make a very simple churros to complement my delicious Laksa Johor. But apparently I ran out of icing sugar and had to have it with chocolate sauce. Sigh...

Simple Basic Churros


1 cup of water
1 tbsp of white sugar
1/2 tsp of salt
1 tbsp of vegetable oil
1 cup of all-purpose flour
oil for frying


1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine water, sugar, salt and vegetable oil.
2. Bring to boil and remove from heat.
3. Stir in flour until mixture forms a ball.
4. Heat oil for frying in deep-fryer to 190 degrees C.
5. Pipe strips of dough into hot oil using a churros maker.
6. Fry until golden. 

And now what I wanna plan to cook for tomorrow and the day after?