Pancit Laksa Recipes

Pancit Laksa is a fusion dish combining the flavors of Filipino pancit and the aromatic spices of Malaysian laksa. Here’s a recipe to create Pancit Laksa:


For the Laksa Paste:

  • 4 dried red chilies, soaked in hot water and deseeded
  • 3 shallots, peeled and chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic, peeled and chopped
  • 2 stalks of lemongrass, white part only, chopped
  • 1-inch piece of ginger, peeled and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon of ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon of ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon of shrimp paste (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil

For the Pancit Laksa:

  • 250 grams of rice vermicelli noodles, soaked in hot water until softened
  • 200 grams of chicken breast, thinly sliced
  • 200 grams of shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 200 grams of tofu, cubed
  • 1 cup of bean sprouts
  • 1 cup of coconut milk
  • 4 cups of chicken or vegetable broth
  • 2 tablespoons of fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of brown sugar
  • Salt to taste
  • Hard-boiled eggs, halved, for serving
  • Lime wedges, for serving
  • Fresh cilantro leaves, for garnish
  • Fried shallots, for garnish


  1. In a blender or food processor, combine all the ingredients for the laksa paste and blend until smooth.
  2. Heat the vegetable oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the laksa paste and cook for 2-3 minutes until fragrant.
  3. Add the chicken breast slices to the pot and cook until they start to brown.
  4. Add the shrimp and tofu to the pot and cook for another 2-3 minutes until the shrimp turns pink and opaque.
  5. Pour in the chicken or vegetable broth and coconut milk. Stir well to combine.
  6. Season with fish sauce, brown sugar, and salt to taste. Allow the broth to simmer for 10-15 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.
  7. Add the softened rice vermicelli noodles and bean sprouts to the pot. Cook for another 2-3 minutes until the noodles are heated through.
  8. Ladle the Pancit Laksa into bowls. Top with halved hard-boiled eggs, lime wedges, fresh cilantro leaves, and fried shallots.
  9. Serve hot and enjoy the aromatic flavors of Pancit Laksa!

Feel free to adjust the ingredients and spices according to your taste preferences. This Pancit Laksa recipe offers a delightful fusion of flavors from both Filipino and Malaysian cuisines.