Authentic Coconut and Seafood Laksa Recipe

Authentic Coconut and Seafood Laksa Recipe


This Authentic Coconut and Seafood Laksa is a rich and aromatic dish, perfect for a hearty meal. It combines spicy laksa paste with creamy coconut milk and fresh seafood, topped with vibrant garnishes. Enjoy the complex flavours and textures of this traditional Southeast Asian soup.


  • 1 kg large green King prawns
  • 8 fresh mussels (to garnish)
  • 200 g laksa paste
  • 400 ml can coconut milk
  • 3 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 200 g rice vermicelli noodles
  • 1 tbs peanut oil
  • 200 g fresh bean sprouts
  • ⅓ cup chopped fresh mint


  1. Prepare Noodles:
    1 Prepare Noodles:

    Soak vermicelli noodles in a large bowl of boiling water until cooked, approximately 8 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water. Divide between 4 bowls.

  2. Cook Laksa Paste:
    2 Cook Laksa Paste:
    • Heat oil in a wok over medium-high heat. Add laksa paste and cook for 1 minute.
    • Stir in sugar, salt, and coriander. Add stock and bring to a boil. Then add coconut milk and simmer for 5 minutes.
  3. Cook Seafood:
    3 Cook Seafood:

    Add prawns and cook for about 2 minutes, or until they turn pink.

  4. Assemble and Serve:
    4 Assemble and Serve:

    Pour or ladle the hot laksa over the noodles in the bowls. Garnish with mussels, fresh bean sprouts, and mint leaves. Serve immediately while hot.

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