My second time making (and eating laksa) at home. I used ready made laksa paste from Asian Home Gourmet. This instant paste was alright, but I am sure there are better ones. I had to add quite some other condiments myself (such as oyster sauce, fish sauce, a bit of sugar, chili paste, etc.) to make the laksa broth 'tastier'.
However, this dish is an alternative for a busy day when you don't have that much time to spare. To make my laksa less plain, I added some toppings: boiled prawns, salted duck eggs, corns and wontons (From time to time I like to make a large batch of wontons or dumplings and then freeze them - frozen dumplings can be very handy when you want to eat something delicious, yet easy to prepare).