Heat the 2 tbsp of oil in a large frying pan and sweat the onion, garlic and ginger for 5 minutes. Add the mushrooms followed by the turmeric and paprika, tamarind and kecap manis. Add the coconut milk, 200ml/7fl oz water and lemongrass stalk and simmer for 5 minutes.
Heat the remaining oil and fry the tofu in a separate frying pan until crisp. Set aside. Cook the noodles in a saucepan of boiling water for 5 minutes then drain. Add the tofu and noodles to the soup.
Ladle the soup into serving bowl, garnish with coriander, chillies, lime juice, fish sauce and spring onions.
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