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A Slightly Surreal Singapore Chicken Laksa

A Slightly Surreal Singapore Chicken Laksa

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Sometimes life throws bizarre situations at us. Patrick experienced this in Singapore airport recently when he was sitting in the food hall and suddenly saw himself on the television. Turns out his Italian cooking show had made it over to the Far East and it wasn’t long before the staff in the restaurant were piling his plate high with all sorts of local deliciousness. One of the 6 main courses (!) was a mouthwatering Singapore Laksa - practically a national dish. This one’s for the team at Singapore airport! In hindsight, probably not the wisest decision before enduring a 12 hour flight back to London.

Tags:HealthyLactose FreeSpicy
Preparation Time30 minutes
Difficulty levelLevel 2
serving amount
Ingredientsarrow down iconarrow down icon
serving amount

2 unit(s)

Spring Onion

1 unit(s)

Garlic Clove

½ tbsp


1 tbsp

Red Curry Paste

100 milliliter(s)

Coconut Milk

½ unit(s)

Chicken Stock Pot

1 unit(s)

Kaffir Lime Leaf

¾ tbsp

Peanut Butter


½ unit(s)


3 unit(s)

Chicken Thighs

2 unit(s)

Egg Noodle Nest

(ContainsEgg, Gluten)

2 tbsp


Nutritional information/ per serving
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/ per serving
Energy (kJ)2460.192 kJ
Energy (kcal)588 kcal
Fat25.0 g
of which saturates12.0 g
Carbohydrate41 g
Protein47 g
Boxes and ingredients are packed in facilities that handles Peanut, Nuts, Sesame, Fish, Crustaceans, Milk, Egg, Mustard, Celery, Soya, Gluten and Sulphites.
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Frying Pan
Instructionsarrow up iconarrow up icon
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Finely chop the garlic
Finely chop the garlic

Bring 400ml of water to the boil in a kettle. Finely chop the spring onions widthways into ½cm discs, separating the white from the green parts and peel and finely chop the garlic. Peel the ginger using the edge of a spoon and then grate or chop it very finely.

Add the paste to taste
Add the paste to taste

Meanwhile, heat 1 tbsp of oil on medium heat in a saucepan big enough to hold the soup. Add in the whites of the spring onions, the garlic and the ginger. After one minute add the red curry paste and stir. Tip:If you are sensitive to spice add the paste bit by bit to taste.


After another minute add in the coconut milk and stir until smooth. Add the half of the chicken stock pot with 400ml of water and bring to a simmer.

Squeeze half the lime
Squeeze half the lime

Add the kaffir lime leaf, the peanut butter and 1 tsp of sugar(if you have some). Roll the lime firmly between the flat of your hand and the work surface. Once you’ve loosened it up, cut it in half and squeeze half of the lime juice into the laksa. Simmer gently for 10 mins.


Meanwhile, trim any fatty bits from the chicken. Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a non-stick frying pan on medium-high heat. Once hot, add the chicken and cook for around 4 mins on each side then remove. Tip: The chicken is cooked when it is no longer pink in the middle.

Add the noodles
Add the noodles

After 10 mins add the egg noodles to the soup and cook for around 4 mins, or until the egg noodles are soft enough to eat.


Lastly thinly slice the chicken and add it to the soup. Serve into big bowls with a topping of chopped coriander and the greens of the spring onions.