This dish is one of my favorite childhood memories. As all of my friends wanted macaroni and cheese, I would always ask for this. Topped with some lightly toasted breadcrumbs or croutons makes one of the simplest starter there is. The sauce will take less time than the pasta takes to cook. The addition of Red Palm gives you a boost of Vitamin A and E with a more complex flavor.
This dish hits every taste center of your palate. There is coconut, lemongrass, turmeric, tofu, egg, shrimp, little clams and the laksa leaf. In Malaysia, you are given a little bowl of the chili paste sambal and quartered limes on the side to season to your desired taste.