6) Re-create a restaurant meal.
There’s a restaurant close by that does a coconut laksa. I’ve only had it once -because I invariably go for the raw pizza or shiitake salad rolls- but whenever someone says they’re going there I always mention how good the soup is.
I’m not sure if I have a lot of cookbooks. I feel like I have a lot of cookbooks. It’s hard not to given I’ve grown up in a book store. Access is too easy but for current publications I walk across the street from my family’s used shop to the new bookstore to buy or ask her to order for me. For MoFo inspiration I’m trying to use my shelf rather than computer and was surprised I couldn’t find coconut laksa, or even coconut soup in any of the pages save for The Lusty Vegan and Crazy Sexy Kitchen.
First I made the Coconut Rosemary Soup from TLV and while it was really good, it was more of a creamy vegetable chowder than the smooth laska I was looking for. Then I made the easy blender Red Thai Coconut Soup (the first picture) from CSK and literally made a guttural sound of approval when I tasted it. This came closer to the restaurant soup. All that’s missing is rice noodles which in place of shopping for I’m going to take a page from Kendy and spiralize one of the many zucchinis my nice neighbor keeps gifting us.