Tuesday, November 30, 2010


Laksa is a popular spicy noodle soup which may include bean sprouts, fishcakes and cockles. Laksa has a very unique taste to it with "the key ingredient Laksa leaf, locally known as the daun kesom (Polygonum Hydropiper) or the pepper plant or water pepper." The noodles that are usually found when eating Laksa are vermicelly and egg noodles.  Katong Laksa originated from Joo Chiat area. The hawker was nicknamed 'Jangok" by the peranakan, because he had a few strands of hair at his chin. He was an itinerant hawker and lived in Tembling Road/Joo Chiat Terrace. Later he moved his business into the eating house at East Coast Road/Ceylon Road. Because the Katong people loved his laksa, it has come to be known as the Katong laksa throughout the world in Hong Kong and New York.

There are a variety of Laksa.
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We have did a mind map according to what we have found out. There's a huge variety of laksa as different cultures and countries have altered the recipe to suit their own taste.

Here's a few links you can find out more about Laksa.
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laksa


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