My girlfriend Val"s gave me a big bundle of bunga kantan (phaeomaria) and the fragrant flower smell make me wanting to have my favourite assam laksa noodle. Hmmm...........looking..looking.....at my kitchen shelfs...hurray! there are cans of tuna. OKay, going to give it a try since I want my assam laksa noodle in the fastest way. Here what I manage to cooked for 3 persons and it is good.
1 small can of tuna in oil/water
2 stalks bunga kantan (phaeomaria)- halved
4 stalk daun kesum (polyganum)
1 pc assam keping -shredded
5 nos. shallot- pounded coarsely
1 tbsp. chili paste
1 tbsp belachan (shrimp paste -omit if you do not like the taste)
4 cups water }-mix water and assam jawa paste
4 tbsp. assam jawa (tamarind paste) }-together and sieved into a pot.
Beehoon - soaked and blanch in hot water to cooked.
Garnishing: mint leaves, polyganum leaves, bird eyes chili, sliced onion, shredded cucumber(use whatever you have) and heh koh (black prawn paste)
1. Put in everything into the tamarind water and bring to a boil.
2. Low heat simmer for 15-20min (since I want it fast)
3. Add in sugar, salt and anchovy granules to taste.
4. Serve hot with beehoon.