Food Around Me: Lakse for breakfast

Let me introduce you to Malaysian food that you cannot find anywhere except in Malaysia. Originally the food is from Kelantan which is north-east of Peninsular Malaysia. It is called Lakse for the Kelantanese (pronounce as Luck-say) or some of the non-Kelantanese would call it Laksam (pronounce as Luck-some). My family would eat Lakse for breakfast. Am not sure if other people would eat Lakse other than breakfast though – maybe some would eat it for dinner I guess.

Lakse

Lakse

Lakse - up close

Lakse – up close

Lakse is made with very thick flat white rice flour noodles. Soaked in a rich, full-bodied white gravy of boiled fish  flesh and coconut milk. It is then garnished with raw vegetables like shredded cabbage, cucumber, bean sprout and long beans. To add the some adventure, we normally have it with blended red cili padi (translation: Bird’s eye chili) to add in the spiciness. Traditionally Laksa is eaten with hands rather than with eating utensils.

A must try in Malaysia!

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