• Serves 2 people
  • 500 g pork ribs (blanched with hot water)

  • 4 tbsp oil

  • 4 clove garlic (sliced)

  • 1 kg prawns (remove shells and head, set aside)

  • 220 g pork loin

  • 2 star anise

  • 4 cloves

  • 3 tbsp brown sugar

  • 2 L boiling water

  • 2 tbsp white peppercorn

  • 30 g rock sugar

  • 2 tsp salt

  • 1 tbsp fish sauce

  • 1 tbsp dark soya sauce

  • salt and pepper (to taste)

  • 200 g yellow noodles

  • 25 g bean sprouts

  • 5 sprigs kang kong

  • 2 red cut chili

  • 2 tbsp red chili powder

  • ½ cup fried shallots

Recipe Courtesy of Asian Food Network

Prawn Noodle Soup

Prawn noodle soup is a popular Asian dish that many often order when eating out at hawker centers. What better way to enjoy Prawn noodle soup dish than to recreate this dish on your own! Have as many serving as you want, and take all the prawns that you want to eat. The richness of the broth will definitely make the extra time taken worth it, and you won't regret your homecooked Prawn Noodle Soup.
  • Medium
  • 30 min
  • 140 min
  • 15 min
  • 4 steps
  • 21 Ingredients
  • Medium
  • 4 steps
  • 21 Ingredients
  • 30 min
  • 140 min
  • 15 min


  1. Make prawn stock

    • Heat oil in pot.  Add garlic and fry for 30 seconds. Add in the prawn shells and head, brown sugar and sauté until they are fragrant and the colour changes to orange.
    • Add water and bring to a boil and let it simmer for 20 minutes.
    • Strain the stock and discard the shells.

  2. Make soup base

    • Pour the prawn stock into another clean pot.  Bring it to a boil.
    • Add the blanched pork ribs, star anise, cloves, white peppercorns, rock sugar, fish sauce, salt.  Bring to boil and let it simmer for 1 ½ hours or until the ribs are tender but not falling apart.
    • Once the soup base isdone cooking, taste and add more salt, sugar and pepper if needed. Add the dark soya sauce for colour if needed.

  3. Blanch the prawns and lean pork

    • Blanch the prawnsyou will be serving with the noodles briefly in the soup base until they turn pink and cook through.  Remove and set aside.
    • Using the boiling soup base, blanch the pork loin till cooked.  Remove and cut the pork loin into thin slices.

  4. Serve

    • Bring a small pot of water to a boil. Then portion out the noodles, bean sprouts and kangkong and blanched them.
    • Transfer into serving bowls.
    • Top with prawns, pork slices.

Plate and Serve!

Ladle hot soup over, then garnish with shallots. Serve with cut chili and chili powder as condiments.


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