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A Malaysian dish of Chinese origin, consisting of rice noodles served in a curry sauce or hot soup.
- ‘The old Indonesian and Malaysian name laksa shows that this pasta originated in Persia, not from a Chinese source (as in the case of the modern Indonesian name mie).’
- ‘It reminds us of laksa (egg noodles in a coconut sauce).’
- ‘I sat in a cafe, glowing from my head massage, reading my novel and eating a bowl of curry laksa.’
- ‘As to what to do with the rest of the coconut milk - you could make laksa tomorrow, or maybe a Thai curry, or just more of these light, sweet little fritters.’
- ‘Vicky ordered the king prawn and salmon laksa with noodles, while I went for the cod fillet with chorizo, garlic, spring onion mash and thyme.’
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