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authentic laksa noodle soup with seafood

Laksa Noodle Soup

Delicious southeast Asian flavor curry laksa noodle soup is great for lunch and dinner. This laksa recipe is very easy and simple. Hope you enjoy this rich and spicy seafood laksa soup noodles.
Course Main Course, Noodles
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 434kcal
Author Tracy O.


  • 15 pieces

    Raw whole shrimp

    with head on

  • 10 pieces

    Deep fried tofu 

  • 1 cup

    Bean sprouts

  • 10 pieces Fish balls
  • 1 pack

    Rice vermicelli noodles

    Dried (small pack 10.58 oz or 300g)
  • ½ bunch




  • Boil a pot of water and wait until water is boiling. Then, add rice noodles. Let it boil for 5-8 minutes. Drain water and rinse under cold water. Set them a side.
  • Cut deep fried tofu into half.
  • Peel shrimp heads and set them a side.
  • In a pot, add 15 shrimp heads and stir fry them a little bit. After that, add 5 cups of water. Let it boil and simmering for 15 minutes. Then, remove the shrimp heads.
  • Next, add 3 tablespoons of Thai red curry paste (suggest to add ½ tablespoons at a time) and 2 tablespoons of sha cha sauce. Stir until it mix well. Then, add 1 can of coconut milk, 2 tablespoons of fish sauce and ½ teaspoon of salt to your taste. After that, add deep fried tofu, fish balls and shrimp cook until it boils again.
  • While cooking the broth, put cooked rice noodles, bean sprouts and cilantro into the bowl. When deep fried tofu, shrimp and fish balls are done, put them on the rice noodles. Then, pour laksa soup over the noodles and ready to serve.



Cooking tips for how to make laksa?

  • Remove shrimp heads and use to make broth by simmering for 15 minutes.
  • Drain the shrimp heads. Then, add Thai red curry paste, sha cha sauce, coconut milk and mix them well. Wait until it’s boiling and add deep fried tofu, shrimp, fish balls until they are cooked.
  • I like to cut deep fried tofu into half because it absorbs the soup better when cooking it.  Also, it tastes better.
  • Remember to add Thai red curry paste to your spiciness. You can add ½ tablespoon at a time.
  • Cooking the rice vermicelli noodles drain and rinse under cold water
  • When the broth is ready, pour the curry laksa soup over the rice noodles with bean sprouts, cilantro, shrimp, deep fried tofu and fish ball.


Calories: 434kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 1261mg | Potassium: 319mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1890IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 4mg