Vegan Laksa is a comforting Malaysian noodle soup with coconut milk-based broth, veggies, and tofu puffs. It's a hearty, colorful, and nutritious dish.
What is Laksa?
Laksa is a spiced noodle soup dish made out of aromatic paste, and coconut milk from Southeast Asia. It has an origin in Malaysia but is also very popular in Singapore, Thailand, and Indonesia.
This recipe of Vegan Laksa
Laksa is native to Malaysian & Singaporean cuisines and the original Laksa paste contains shrimp paste. It’s also more challenging to find a vegan version of this dish in restaurants. In this recipe, we veganized it very easily by omitting it!
Thank you to Ramya from Brown Girl Vegan who created this amazing recipe with me – for authentic vegan recipes, go to Brown Girl Vegan Eats!
Ingredients and substitutions
The vegan Laksa paste of this recipe contains:
- Flavorful aromatics that are roughly chopped: shallot, garlic, galangal, Thai chili, kaffir lime leaves, lime zest
- Spices: coriander, cumin, paprika, turmeric
To make the Laksa broth:
The Laksa broth has:
- Coconut milk
- Season with soy sauce, salt, and pepper
- Fried tofu: I use pre-fried tofu puffs, but you can also fry your firm tofu
- Bok choy: Alternatively, you can use broccolini, spinach, or snap peas.
- Bean sprouts