Yes. You read it right. Apparently, my love is not always unconditional. They comes with conditions…especially when Laksa is involved. 😀 Pete posted Laksa in his blog, and it reminds me that I’ve been going nuts over Laksa these few days, and one pack is simply insufficient for me. Thankfully, my husband has grown immune to my craziness for Laksa after being together for so long, and he had somehow acquired the same taste for Laksa like me.
Growing up in Penang, Laksa and I often walk hand in hand. I had to have some Penang Laksa fix at least 3-4 times a month, a few bowls at one sitting or I’ll be a horrid person to deal with.
Some people may complain that I eat very little in one sitting, but one could be horrified on how I could lick my bowl clean, and ask for at least two more bowl of Laksa after finishing off my first one. Terrible, terrible, gluttony me…my mum used to make Laksa for us on weekends when i was still living with my parents. She’ll make one whole pot full of Laksa soup, and it’ll be licked clean within the first hour!
(Sorry for the awful presentation… It was midnight, and I was half way through my Laksa when I suddenly remember to take this picture. Too hungry. LOL)
But my love for Penang Laksa comes with condition. They’re these:
1. The soup must me thick, slightly creamy, and no sight of bones inside. No watery, darkish soup of for me, thank you. They repel me.
2. They must not have pieces of fish/fish flakes on top of it. They turned me off, and if I found any chunks of fish on top of my Laksa, I wouldn’t even touch it the Laksa, what more eat it.
3. They must be served with some green chillies vinegar.
4. They must have bits of pineapples on it.
5. The laksa MUST be served with prawn paste and generous servings of shredded salad, cucumber and onions.
6. They MUST be served with boiled eggs. That’s right. Plural. Eggs. A few boiled eggs, and not just one. (now, don’t go on a few hours of lecture on the calories on me. It would be a huge waste of your breath)
7. The Laksa noodles must not be the ‘wet rice’ kind… that leaves heavy taste on my mouth. They must be the regular, dried ones that you have to boil in hot water before serving them.
8. The Laksa must have the correct combination of spiciness and sourness, or I won’t even finish the Laksa.
So, how do you like YOUR Laksa? Oh yes, mind you… in my humble opinion… this is Laksa. Those that comes with curry and yellow noodles are not Laksa. They are MEE CURRY. Get it?
Cleffairy: I want it right. Or I won’t have it at all. I won’t settle for the second best!