Saffron Laksa Soup

By Alex Zar

Saffron Laksa Noodle Soup: A Southeast Asian Symphony

"Colorful bowl of Laksa Noodle Soup with Saffron"

Ready to slurp up some fun? Introducing our Saffron Laksa Noodle Soup - it's like a party in a bowl, but the guests are prawns and noodles dressed in saffron! This isn't just soup; it's a flavor fiesta that'll dance on your taste buds and do the conga line down to your belly. Grab a spoon (or chopsticks if you're feeling fancy) and dive into this Southeast Asian sensation. It's not just soup; it's a saffron-splashed adventure in every spoonful! 🍜🌶️🎉

Serving Size: Yields 3 servings.

Saffron Laksa Soup brimming with spices and prawns


  • King Prawns (de-shelled): 8
  • Sea Salt: 1 teaspoon
  • Palm Sugar: 1 tablespoon
  • Fish Sauce: 1 tablespoon
  • Coconut Milk: 400 mL (1 ¼ cups)
  • Tofu Puffs: 100 g (¼ lb)
  • Cooking Oil: 4 tablespoons (divided)
  • Vermicelli Rice Noodles: 200 g (2 cups)
  • Bean Sprouts: 100 g (1 cup)
  • Fish Cake: 1, sliced
  • Laksa Leaves: 1 bunch
  • Saffron Laksa Spice Mix: 2 tablespoons
  • Water: 1.2 L (5 cups)
  • Chicken Stock: 480 mL (2 cups)

Prawn Stock Preparation:

  1. Shell and Devein Prawns: Separate prawn meat, heads, and shells.
  2. Prepare Vermicelli Noodles: Soak in hot water, then drain.
  3. Blanch Bean Sprouts: Briefly blanch in hot water, then set aside.

Soup Cooking Instructions:

  1. Create Stock: Sauté prawn shells and heads in 2 tablespoons oil. Crush heads, add chicken stock and water, simmer, then strain.
  2. Simmer Soup Base: In the same pan, sauté Saffron Laksa Spice Mix, salt, fish sauce, and palm sugar. Add coconut milk and prawn stock, simmer.
  3. Add Prawns and Tofu: Add prawns and tofu puffs, cook until prawns are done.

Serving Instructions:

  1. Assemble Bowl: Place noodles, bean sprouts, and fish cake in a bowl.
  2. Pour Soup: Ladle the hot soup over the contents.
  3. Garnish: Top with Laksa leaves.

Saffron Laksa Soup brimming with spices and prawns

Cheeky Serving Suggestion: "Ladle in some love, sprinkle a bit of spice, and slurp away to noodle nirvana! Remember, the best Laksa is the one you can’t resist to sip, slurp, and smile about. 🍜😋✨"

Savor the rich and aromatic Saffron Laksa Noodle Soup, a delightful blend that brings the essence of Southeast Asia right to your dining table! 🌶️🍤🥥🍲

Checkout our other Saffron Recipes Here