Dec 27, 2020

Recipe: Fried Penang Asam Laksa


I suddenly had cravings for the Subang SS14 fried asam laksa from Well Cook Gourmet Restaurant. Since it is still not safe to travel, moreover Klang Valley is currently a red zone, I try to recreate the recipe. I'm glad to share that my first trial was a success. My family keeps refilling their plate, which is a good sign.

If you're looking for a twist to the regular asam laksa, you can try this fried asam laksa recipe. It is so simple and it doesn't take much time to prepare and cook. You can try this for pot luck as the non-cook ingredients can be prepared the day before. And your guests can add as much (or skip) the non-cook ingredients. The dish is customizable and it is really delicious to eat as a main dish. 

Non-cook ingredients:

1 red onion
3 slices of pineapple (I purchased the pre-cut from the fruit stall to save time)
2 red chilies 
1 stalk torch ginger flower
1 cucumber
Some lime cut in half 

Slice all these ingredients. These can be prepared the night before cooking and kept in the fridge. 

Cooking ingredients:

1 pack of laksa noodle (I use the Jati brand)
2 tablespoon of cooking caramel (Lee Kum Kee)
1 tablespoon of oyster sauce
6 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
Olive oil for frying

1 can of Ayam Brand Mackerel Fillet

5 tablespoon of Pinxin Penang Asam Laksa paste. You can buy it from <<here>>

Cooking steps:

  1. Soak laksa noodles in water until soft. It takes about an hour, so prepare before you start to cook.
  2. Heat up the wok with olive oil. Add chopped garlic and fry until fragrant.
  3. Add the soft laksa noodle into the wok. Add the oyster sauce and cooking caramel.
  4. Add the mackerel fillet into the wok and break it into smaller chunks with your cooking spatula. 
  5. Lastly, add the Pinxin Penang asam laksa paste.
  6. Serve on a plate and add the non-cooking ingredients as much as you please.


  • If it is too dry, you may add more olive oil or water. In my case, I didn't strain the laksa and immediately scoop it into the wok to retain some water. 
  • You may add bean sprout into the cooking ingredients. 
  • I use the Pinxin vegetarian asam laksa paste because it contains only the freshes ingredients and no additives. Although my fried asam laksa is not vegetarian per se (I added fish) but I can still use the vegetarian asam laksa paste as it tastes the same. 
  • If you do not have laksa noodles, you can substitute it with pasta. 

If you try this recipe out, don't forget to tag me on IG @queenjerine. I'd love to see your version. 


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