8 medium size sardine fish Laksa noodles (as needed or any other choice of noodles) 3 asam keping/dried tamarind pieces 3 stalks of daun kesum/Vietnamese mint or laksa mint (pluck the leaves out) 3 tbsp oil salt to taste
Spices To Blend 10-15 dried red chillies 1 lemongrass 4 shallots 1/2 inch roasted belacan/shrimp paste
For Garnishing/Topping 1 red onion (sliced) 1 bunga kantan/ginger bud 2 red chillies 1/4 cucumber 2 stalks mint leaves Otak-otak/ready-made shrimp paste (as needed) All these ingredients to be sliced thinly except for the mint, just pluck the leaves out.
Boil the fishes in 1 litre of water until cooked. Remove and let it cool down. Pull out all the fish flesh carefully without any bones. Add back all the flesh/pieces into the pot again. Include in the blended spices, tamarind pieces, salt and the daun kesum and let it simmer over low heat until a boiling point.
To Serve In a bowl, add the needed amount of noodles and all the garnishing/topping ingredients as well as 1/2 tbsp or 1 tsbp otak-otak.