I prepared laksa tonight and it was a hit. Spouse and baby liked the soup. The soup was restorative for me; I have a cough.
The original Chicken laksa recipe is from Sunset magazine (Jan. 2011). I took some liberties with the recipe in terms of ingredients and measurements, largely cooking a non-meat and non-fish soup. I could only find lite coconut milk at the grocery store so the broth was a bit thin. Whole Foods shoppers in the neighborhood must have read the same recipe! I used bean noodles instead of rice, red pepper flakes instead of dried arbol chiles, and Sri Lankan flavored salt instead of kosher salt. Also, I used a yellow onion not shallots and added a clove of garlic (minced) where none was called for.
Here are my before and after photos.