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Where can I get Laska in Basel/Zurich?

Sorry for creating this kind of thread Deeply ashamed, but I have done a search through the forum before I posted.

A friend of mine from Singapore gave me two packs of Laksa paste, and now I'm addicted. She already told me it was not possible to buy it here, but as stubborn as I am, I am not taking her words for it.

But I have already tried to find it in two big Asian stores in Basel and they really don't seam to have it. Does anyone recall seeing it? Since I'm quite frequently in Zurich, it's okay to mention shops in Zurich as well.

It really must be existing somewhere!?

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Old 14.09.2010, 17:54
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Sorry for creating this kind of thread Deeply ashamed, but I have done a search through the forum before I posted.

A friend of mine from Singapore gave me two packs of Laska paste, and now I'm addicted. She already told me it was not possible to buy it here, but as stubborn as I am, I am not taking her words for it.

But I have already tried to find it in two big Asian stores in Basel and they really don't seam to have it. Does anyone recall seeing it? Since I'm quite frequently in Zurich, it's okay to mention shops in Zurich as well.

It really must be existing somewhere!?
Ok Begga I'll bite, what is laska paste?
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Old 14.09.2010, 17:54
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Re: Where can I get Laska in Basel/Zurich?

I know, I know! Asian shop (Philip Trading) in Rhein center, Weil am Rhein, has it. (well they have Singapore Laksa, but I guess it's the same thing you meant?)
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Old 14.09.2010, 17:56
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Ok Begga I'll bite, what is laska paste?
Typo I meant Laksa of course!
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Re: Where can I get Laska in Basel/Zurich?

I was wondering...Laska means "love" in czech, I thought I found a fellow country people and it's food, arghhhhh.
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Re: Where can I get Laska in Basel/Zurich?

Begga, come to Chez summerrain. I did some last night and I will definitely let you know if I am cooking another batch again.

All of the ingredients can be found in Asian supermarkets. The paste if you want to make it yourself takes much more work. The paste differs with each different family's secret recipe (which usually consists of lemongrass, red onion, dried shrimps, laksa leaves, fennel seeds, cummin, etc etc etc) and need time to do if you want to DIY. Those ready made packs your friend gave you are readily available in Asian supermarkets. Look out for YEO's or Prima Taste brand. YEOs is much more widely available - Lien Hwa supermarket here in Wiedikon Zurich will have it. Add coconut milk (which is what I do for mine - Peranakan style), as well as some other ingredients together with the vermicelli, and voila!

Ingredients consists of:

1. dried tofu
2. prawns
3. boiled egg
4. fish cakes
5. cockles - optional but I love them!

For the rest of you who havent got a clue what I am waffling on about: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laksa

And those who are lazy to cook it, the owner of Teoh's Restaurant here in Zürich near the Volkshaus does a decent laksa on demand - if you manage to get more than 10 people.
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Re: Where can I get Laksa in Basel/Zurich?

Cheers summerrain! I'm getting hungry from reading
Last time (the first time) I did it I kept it simple just to try it, with the noodles, tofu and prawns. It was quite good never than less and I was surprised how little I needed to eat to feel full. This one cooking lasted for few days.
Eggs sounds a bit weird, but I guess I should try it before judging it.
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Cheers summerrain! I'm getting hungry from reading
Last time (the first time) I did it I kept it simple just to try it, with the noodles, tofu and prawns. It was quite good never than less and I was surprised how little I needed to eat to feel full. This one cooking lasted for few days.
Eggs sounds a bit weird, but I guess I should try it before judging it.
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Re: Where can I get Laska in Basel/Zurich?

Hmmm.. laksa.. I just had that for lunch (hehe.. i am in SG now )

You can try Lian Hua @ Wiedikon. I've seen xo sauce, char siew sauce and some other 'lee jing ji' sauce etc.. but can't remember if they have laksa sauce.

If you r craving badly for laksa, just pop by TEOH (malaysian restaurant). It's run by a malaysian couple. The lady boss is very nice and food are pretty authentic. If you can't find what you crave on their menu, just ask the lady boss, she can do some magic!

Hope u can ease your craving soon!
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