I am missing the foodie's heaven of Ramadhan evening markets back home! It's been pretty quiet here and easy to forget that the muslim fasting is even going on (unlike all the hoo-hah in Msia but that's only because a majority of the citizens are muslims).
Anyways, jaunts to the Asian Food shops leave my pocket lighter for good reason - I excitedly spot a familiar brand or food product and think that I must buy it... and then end up with a whole bagful. Case in point last week when I came across several "made-in-malaysia" currypaste bottles by Ayam brand that interestingly enough is not available in malaysia.
Seafood Laksa - Ayam Brand (serves two)
150g Mixed "marinara" seafood (there was squid, prawns, mussels, tuna, salmon, white fish etc)
3 - 4 tablespoons Ayam Brand Malaysian Laksa "medium-hot" paste
Onion - chopped
4 medium sized cherry tomatoes
Garlic - chopped
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup water
8 Fried tofu balls (Taufu-pok)
Salt to taste (if needed)
1. Saute onion, garlic, tomatoes in some oil.
2. Add seafood, laksa paste and 1/4 cup water. Cover and leave to cook.
3. Once seafood is cooked, add in milk (i wanted it slightly thicker than soup). Give it a good stir, then add tofu balls (they are pre-cooked so you don't have to leave them in for long).
4. Serve with rice noodles.