ABOUT CURRY LAKSA & YONG TAU FOO
Curry Laksa is listed in Lonely Planet’s Ultimate Eatlist book lists as the second best food experience in the world. The soup is made from spices and coconut milk; while the ingredients include noodles, fried tofu, cockles, long beans, and chicken. It’s a complicated dish that’s why it’s so delicious!
When you order a bowl of curry noodles, the cook will ask whether you want egg noodles (mee) or rice noodles (mihun), and whether you want cockles or not. Cockles is a kind of marine mollusc; Malaysians like to eat them half-cooked and sometimes bloody. It’s an acquired taste; so this is something we won’t use in our class.
We will make the curry paste from scratch using tropical herbs such as lemongrass, galangal, and candlenut. Though this is a curry noodle and should be spicy enough, Malaysians still eat it with a side of chilli: Shrimp Sambal Chili. We have a many types of chilli sauce in Malaysia, this particular one is made with dried shrimps.
This noodle goes extremely well with Yong Tau Foo (literally means ‘stuffed tofu’). Fresh vegetables such as red chilli, ladies fingers, brinjal, and tofu are stuffed with fish paste and then pan-fried. In Malaysian hawker stalls, it’s normally served with chee cheong fun (rice noodles) with Sweet Sauce or curry noodles.
Yong Tau Foo is a traditional food for the Hakka Chinese ethnic group (which my family is). My family used to make this at least once every week!
These two dishes are some of the hardest and most time consuming traditional food of Malaysia. Not many Malaysians cook these at home often, but they are the top choices when eating out!
WHAT WILL YOU LEARN
In this menu, you will learn to make:
- Curry Laksa
- Shrimp Sambal Chili
- Yong Tau Foo
- Sweet Sauce
- Calamansi Lime Juice
You will learn how make curry paste from scratch using 10 different local spices. We will then make fish paste from a whole fresh fish and stuff them into fresh vegetables.
- 9:00 am: Meet at our home. Enjoy a glass of flower tea & appetiser from our organic garden
- 9:15 am: Garden tour
- 9:45 am: Cooking Class
- 12:30 pm: Eat!
- 1:00 pm: End of session
Note: Market tour (at an additional price) starts at 8 am
Afternoon Class at 2 pm is available with minimum of 3 people.
- Your booking will be confirmed via email within 48 hours
- Payment of USD 85 (RM 350) is then made via Paypal or Bank Transfer
- Additional charge for market tour with breakfast (USD 20/RM 100) and hotel pick-up (USD 25/ RM 100)