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Have you ever eaten something so delish that you couldn’t get it out of your mind? That was pretty much how the owners of halal home-based business Strictly Thai felt after tasting Khanom Jeen Namya (noodles with fish curry), a popular street food during their vacation in Phuket in 2016. They created their own rendition of the dish and called it dry “laksa” as it “tastes and looks closer to laksa”.

The husband-and-wife bosses, both in their mid-20s and who prefer to remain anonymous, spent five years searching for the curry noodle dish in Singapore and finally chanced upon the recipe on YouTube a couple of months ago.

“When I tried making the dish the first time, I miscalculated the ratio of the ingredients and it turned out completely different from the recipe. But it tasted really good and close to how we remembered the curry noodle dish to be, so we played around with the recipe,” the mother-of-two, who only wants to be known as F, tells 8days.sg.

So determined to perfect the recipe, she cooked the dish daily for more than a week until she finally hit the flavour jackpot. “It tasted so good, we decided to start Strictly Thai to share the dish with more people,” says F, a homemaker.

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