Fry off laksa paste for a minute until it becomes fragrant
Add the palm sugar and dissolve
Add the fish sauce – and fry for 5 seconds to release the flavour
Add the coconut milk, and bring to the boil for 5 minutes
Add the stock, bring to the boil and simmer for 10 minutes
Season with the lime juice
Turn heat off and place in the prawns for a few minutes until just turned opaque – they will continue to cook in the bowl
Place noodles in each bowl (about a cup each)
Place the bean sprouts on top
Place the cucumber on top
Place the prawns on top
Pour in the soup
Garnish with, kaffir lime, Vietnamese & corriander leaves, chili & fried shallots.
You can substitute the prawns, with chicken, tofu, mushrooms or fish or combine them all.
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