Good morning dudes,

Today I will go to the Albert Cuyp market and buy fresh fish and prawns for the next recipe. Albert Cuyp is a big street market in the south of Amsterdam. It is located in the district called “De Pijp”. During the day it is pretty crowded, so it’s a good idea to go there in the morning. You can buy there almost everything. Starting from fish, meat, vegetables and herbs, you can also buy bikes, clothes and kitchenware there. In the neighborhood you find many small shops and restaurants.

The market is open from Monday to Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm and is closed on Sunday. Here you can find the official website of the market: 

For the next recipe we need the following ingredients.

For 2 people:
Prawns / 250 g
Whitefish / 250 g 
Glass noodles / 80 g
Chicken or vegetable bouillon / 750 ml
Spring onions / 2 
Lemongrass / a stalk of 6 cm
Curry paste / 0,5 tbsp
Sambal oelek / 0,5 tbsp
Shrimp paste / 0,5 tbsp
Coconut milk / 150 ml
Soya sauce / 1 tbsp 
Lettuce / 100 g
Fresh mint leaves / 1 tbsp

If you want you can cook rice as a side dish, but in my opinion you don’t need it.


You don’t have to pre-heat any plates this time 😉

– The glass noodles are doused in a bowl with hot water for 10 min. Take them out of the water and put them aside.

– Cut the spring onions and boil them together with the chicken bouillon, curry paste, sambal oelek, shrimp paste, soya sauce and lemon grass in a pot or pan. Let it boil for 3 min.

– Cut the fish in small pieces (3- 4 cm), peal and clean the prawns and add them to the pot. Boil for another 4 min. Add coconut milk at the end.

– Use soup plates and cover the bottom of the plate with the salad, that you have cut in stripes. Next layer are the noddles and finally the Laksa. Decorate with mint leaves.

Sounds weird, but tastes delicious!

2 thoughts on “Indonesian Laksa with prawns and whitefish (003)

  • September 10, 2013 at 8:49 am

    Hallo Stefan,
    das sieht so lecker aus, ich werd es auf alle Fälle nachkochen. Dein Blog ist echt ne klasse Idee.
    Liebe Grüße aus Konstanz

  • September 11, 2013 at 10:19 am

    Hi Moni, freut mich, dass Dir mein Blog gefällt. Viel Spaß beim Nachkochen! Grüße aus Amsterdam, Stefan

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