There was a good Malaysian restaurant in town we loved to visit. The owner was a Malaysian and the food was great. Knowing that we were Indonesian, he talked to us in Malay and offered things that were not on the menu. Those were kind of food that would be too weird for most people here and wouldn't sell well. Unfortunately, the owner decided to merge his business with his brother's. The new restaurant is in a different location. Much bigger place, and offer more variety of food other than Malaysian. We tried his new restaurant once but it was so so. They might have different chef.
Since then, I often crave laksa. I've tried several different restaurants in town but haven't found any that suits my palate. My craving had made us walking 2 miles one way in the middle of the day with empty stomach when we were in Minneapolis just to get laksa from a great Malaysian restaurant. So one day, I made it my own.
The recipe? I didn't follow any recipe nor wrote down what I did because it was all spontaneity.
Ingredients: 1 lbs salmon, divide to 8 pieces
2 big potatoes
2 stalks lemon grass
7 red onion, chopped
5 garlic, chopped
1/2 can of coconut milk (fair, not the thick one)
Dried red pepper, finely chopped
It surely wasn't a Malaysian laksa nor any place's laksa, but it was good enough to satisfy my craving. Hm...now I am even wondering if I can call it laksa.