Story of Curry Laksa
Curry laksa ranks at the top of the must-eat list for many visitors to Singapore and it's not hard to see why it’s so popular with one and all. Thick white noodles in a rich, coconut-based curry broth topped with tofu puffs, beansprouts, hard-boiled eggs, and sometimes shrimps or fish cake present a fiery and delightful adventure for the taste buds. Because many different types of laksa can be found across southeast Asia, it’s hard to pinpoint the dish’s exact origins and history. Most, however, believe the dish came about when Chinese migrants settled across southeast Asia and intermarried with the local population. This intermarriage gave rise to a mixed-race community known as the Peranakans (or Straits Chinese), through which laksa was born.