Vegetarian laksa

  • Skill Medium
  • Prep time 20 mins
  • Cook time 10 mins
  • Servings 6
Vegetarian laksa is a quick and easy soup with a little - or a lot - of spice.


  • 3 eggs, at room temperature

  • 1 medium onion, peeled, roughly chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled, roughly chopped

  • 1-2 red chillies, de-seeded and roughly chopped

  • 2.5cm piece of fresh ginger, peeled, roughly chopped

  • ½ teaspoon turmeric

  • 1 tbsp tomato paste

  • 2 tablespoons peanut or vegetable oil

  • 500g firm tofu, cut into cubes

  • 400g small button mushrooms, cleaned, trimmed

  • 200g green beans, cleaned, trimmed

  • 350g broccoli, chopped

  • ½ to 1 tsp grated lemon zest

  • 2 cups (500ml) Sanitarium So Good™ Soy Regular 

  • 1 cup (250mls) hot salt-reduced vegetable stock

  • 350g Singapore egg noodles

  • 1 ½ cups fresh mung bean sprouts

  • 2 spring onions, trimmed, thinly sliced

  • To serve: lime wedges, 3 hard boiled eggs


  1. Place eggs in a pot of cool water. Bring to the boil, and once boiling cover the saucepan with a lid and turn the heat off. Leave for 12 minutes. Then drain, and refresh whole eggs in cold water, to stop cooking process. Set aside.
  2. Put the onion, garlic, chillies, ginger, turmeric and tomato paste into a blender or food processor to make a paste. Use 2-3 tablespoons water to thin the paste if too thick.
  3. Heat the oil in a large, heavy-based saucepan. Add the paste and fry gently on a low heat for about 5 minutes until the paste is dry and aromatic. Add the lemon zest, tofu, mushrooms, green beans and broccoli, and a fry until the tofu has heated through and coloured. Add the Sanitarium So Good Soy Regular milk and vegetable stock and bring slowly to the boil. Simmer gently for 5 minutes. Season to taste.
  4. In a separate saucepan, bring water to the boil. Add the noodles and cook for 2-3 minutes, according to instructions on packet. Once cooked drain and keep warm.
  5. To serve, divide the drained noodles into each of six deep, warmed soup bowls. Ladle the broth, and tofu evenly among the bowls, top with bean shoots, half a hardboiled egg and thinly sliced spring onions and serve immediately with optional lime wedges to squeeze over.
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