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Hokkien Prawn Noodle (福建虾面)

I didn’t add thin bee hoon, as I didn’t have any at home.

  1. Separate prawn sell, head and meat. Heat a pan, add in 1 tsp oil. Stir fry 3 chopped cloves of garlic and 1 chopped shallot. Add in prawn head and shell. Stir fry till red. Pour in 1 L water and add in pork ribs. Also add in 2 tsp white pepper, 1 tbsp light soy sauce, 1 tbsp fish sauce and 10g rock sugar. I used pressure cooker to cook them for 20mins. Drain the soup, then the broth is ready.
  2. Add 200g pork into a pot, add in enough water, add in 2 ginger slices and boil for 15 mins. Cool down and cut into slices.
  3. Poach squid and prawn meat in the broth. Cut fish cakes, chives into strips.
  4. Heat a pan, Add in 2 tsp oil. Beat in 2 eggs. Stir fry till solidify.
  5. Add in 300g yellow noodles, 150g thick bee hoon. Stir fry evenly.
  6. Add in 1 cup broth. and season with 2 tsp light soy sauce, 1 tsp dark soy sauce, keep stirring.
  7. Add in prawn, squid, pork, fish cake. Stir fry a bit. Then add in another 1 cup broth.
  8. Sprinkle bean sprout and cover with lid, simmer for 4 mins.
  9. Sprinkle chives. Stir fry evenly for 1 or 2 mins.
  10. Serve with lime and chili sauce.

Homemade Prawn Ribs Noodle Soup

Prawn ribs noodle soup is a Singapore local dish. It’s also one of my husband’s favourite ones. The key of this dish is broth.

Main ingredients are ribs, Prawns, and noodles.

1. Remove the shell and heads of Prawns. Don’t thrown them away.


2. Heat a little oil in the pan. Sauté chopped garlic till aromatic.

3. Add in prawn heads and shell. Stir fry till red.


4. Pour in hot water around 1 liter. Add in ribs, star anise, 1 tsp ground clove, 1 tsp white pepper powder, around 10g rock sugar, 1 tsp dark soy sauce and 1 tsp light soy sauce. Stir a bit. Bring to boil. Then turn to low heat and simmer for 2-3 hours. Season with salt.


5. Take the ribs out in a plate.


They are really soft and easily fall apart.

6. Take all the shell out. And they can be discarded. Scald Prawns in the broth for 3 mins. And set aside with ribs.


7. Scald yellow noodles, bean sprout and pakchoi in boiling water.

Here is the Hokkien noodles I used. But only half pack is enough for two people.


8. Places drained noodles and vegetables in the bowl.


9. Place ribs and prawns on the top of noodles.


10. Ladle broth soup and pour over them.


Serve hot with hard boiled egg.


My husband gave me a thumb up for it. He said it’s really like the one bought from hawker.