A quick and easy soup recipe (apart from making the stock!) that has really fresh flavours from the coriander and mint
Since visiting Tampopo restaurant I’ve wanted to learn how to make my own laksa, a kind of curry spiced soup with noodles. Laksa originally refers to the noodles used, but over time has come to mean the soup. I took this recipe from my 1950’s recipe book, although I’ve tweaked it a fair bit.
This is one of my absolute favourite things to eat, plus it’s really healthy too. I learned to make this whilst I was travelling, at a little place called Pum’s on Kho Phi Phi island. This soup isn’t so much sour as zingy – make sure you use fresh kaffir lime leaves, it really does make a difference to the taste.
On Sundays we’re usually recovering and can’t be bothered to do much except mooch around on the sofas and drink a lot of cups of tea. But we always want something to eat that’s healthy and doesn’t require a lot of effort. Enter: soup. This recipe is an adaptation of my family’s “Grandad soup”.