Nyonya laksa Melaka is influenced by Peranakan cuisine. Peranakan people are the descendants of a Chinese princess who married the Sultan of Malacca in the 15th century. They have their own unique tradition and recipes which are the fusion of these two cultures - Malay and Chinese. Generous amount of chillies used reflects this tradition.
This is a coconut curry soup base noodles.
Laksa lemak, also known as nyonya laksa is a type of laksa with a rich coconut gravy. Lemak is a culinary description in the Malay language which specifically refers to the presence of coconut milk which adds a distinctive richness to a dish. As the name implies, it is made with a rich, slightly sweet and strongly spiced coconut gravy. Laksa lemak is usually made with a fish-based gravy (with vegetarian food stalls omitting fish)
The beauty of Melaka Laksa Lemak is , it’s a version of the nyonya style, rich with coconut milk.The milk gives a sweet taste to the Laksa Noodle which enhance the dish overall.Its a common delicacy here that at times it becomes a breakfast menu for many.This Laksa Noodle is available everywhere ,and in each place will have its own secret recipe and appeal.In Penang ,you can find laksa but sourish .Where else in Johor ,laksa is prepared with fish as its main ingredient to prepare the gravy.In Melaka, the dish is rich with coconut milk.