The Antigua Curry Club Meeting       August 13, 2009


Non Vegetarian

Laksa with chicken or prawn /fish balls

Jasmine rice

Yam Nua (marinated beef salad)

Q 95  + 10% service


Laksa, vegetarian

Jasmine rice

Yam Nua, vegetarian

Q 85  + 10% service

Laksa is a popular spicy noodle soup from Peranakan culture, which is a merger of Chinese and Malay elements found in Malaysia and Singapore.  The origin of the name "laksa" is unclear. One theory traces it back to Hindi lakhshah, referring to a type of vermicelli. It has also been suggested that "laksa" may also be derived from the Chinese word "la sha", meaning "spicy sand" due to the ground dried prawns which makes the gravy taste extremely sandy.

Yam Nua Yang  is a spicy salad of sliced beef or pork, marinated in minced chili, parsley and lemon juice, garnished with fresh mint.  It is a nice light main course on a warm summer day. The combination of flavors-fiery chilies, fragrant mint, ginger, and garlic-is explosive . . . and addictive.   Sometimes the salad is topped with rice instead of peanuts.

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