Dry tuna laksa pasta
This tasty Dry tuna laksa pasta is a meal for two and on the table in just 20 minutes. A meal for any time and it’s full of Malaysian flavours. Make it as mild or spicy as you like!
Did you know: Laksa is a popular dish in Darwin and the first Darwin International Laksa Festival was held in November 2019.
Laksa is one of the most popular Southeast Asian cuisines. There are various types of laksa, the Peranakan laksa, and the local thick and spicy fish soup noodles. The word laksa comes from an ancient Persian word for “noodles”.
There are various theories about the origins of laksa. One of the theories of the dish goes back to the 15th century Ming Chinese naval expeditions led by Zheng He, whose armada navigated Maritime Southeast Asia. Overseas Chinese migrants had settled in various parts of Maritime Southeast Asia, long before Zheng He’s expedition. However, it was after this that the number of Chinese migrants and traders significantly increased. These Chinese men intermarried into the local populations, and together they formed mixed-race communities called the Peranakans or Straits Chinese. Some of them are the local savoury fish soup noodles with coconut milk and spices, there’s a lot of differences between the Peranakan laksa and local people laksa, local people laksa has a thick, creamy, spicy and fragrance soup. While the Peranakan laksa looks more like curry noodle’s with fried beancurd and prawns.