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Mee Udang (Malay Prawn Noodle)


Mee Udang (Malay Prawn Noodle)

Serves 2


250-300gm yellow noodle
600gm of big-sized sea prawns (I got 8 big prawns)
5 tbsp of tomato sauce
200gm of tomatoes, diced
400ml of water
4 cloves of garlic, peeled and chopped
6 shallots, peeled and sliced
Cooking oil
2 tbsp of sugar
1 ½ tbsp of chili paste
Light soy sauce to taste


3 leaves of lettuce, thinly sliced
2 eggs, hard-boiled, peeled and halved
2 calamansi lime, halved
1 stalk of spring onion, chopped
1/4 of onion, thinly sliced
Fried crispy shallot


1. Blend the diced tomatoes with 400ml of water. Set aside.
2. Blanch the yellow noodle and set aside.
3. Heat enough oil in a wok, deep fried sliced shallot till golden brown, set aside.
4. Leave about 2 tbsp of oil in the wok, saute garlic till fragrant. Add prawns and stir fry with 1 tbsp of light soy sauce for 1 minute.
5. Pour in the tomato puree. Add tomato sauce and chili paste. Bring the gravy to simmer under medium heat. Add sugar and light soy sauce to taste.
6. Add in the yellow noodle to the simmering gravy. Mix well.
7. Serve up and garnish with onion, spring onion, egg, lettuce, calamansi lime and fried shallot.

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25 COMMENTS... read them below or add one

  1. This is a very simple and tasty looking dish. You could garnish with whatever you liked to make it a simple weeknight meal or something more special.

  2. David

    Amazing!Who doesn’t like prawns, Bee I liked “Virtual appetite” and this dish Little Inbox is meant to be shared! Thanks for sharing =)

  3. Fuji Mama

    My mouth is watering just reading the recipe! I can’t wait to try this! My prediction? Squirrel will DEVOUR this.

  4. Tuty @Scentofspice

    This noodle dish looks very refreshing with its tomato based broth and lettuce as garnish. Is calamansi commonly used in Malaysia?

  5. Hi Bee, thanks for the invitation. :)
    It’s my pleasure to discover how to cook the Malay Mee Udang. I hope you’ll try out the recipe soon. And of course, I hope you’ll like it too! :)

  6. Oooh, oooh, oooh, prawns look very juicy and delish. Love crispy shallot garnish. My mom made a very similar dish with big head prawns, so it’s very nostalgic. Thanks to both for promoting scrumptious Malaysian dishes.

  7. Hunt

    Wow. Thanks for the recipe. My wife is Asian and I know that she misses Asian food. So, tonight i will take this recipe into fruition! LOL. THanks for sharing this one.

  8. Cler

    It really looks great! What is the name of the yellow noodles and in case that calamansi limes are not available can I use the regular limes?
    Thank you!!

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