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Mee Udang (Malay Prawn Noodle)

Mee Udang (Malay Prawn Noodle)
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Eating Pleasure is one of the Malaysian food blogs I have been following silently for a long time. I drool over the delicious foods posted on Eating Pleasure—delicious home-made dishes, eating out, and simply gorgeous and mouthwatering food photography. Authored by Little Inbox, a wedding photograher, Eating Pleasure whets my virtual appetite, especially when I miss the foods from home. The guest post today is mee udang or Malay prawn noodle, commonly served by Malay hawkers at their “warung” (small cafe) by the coast in Penang, using the freshest catch from the sea. (Mee Udang is vastly different from Penang Hokkien Mee, or Chinese prawn noodles.) Please give your warmest welcome to Eating Pleasure!

It was a surprise to me when Rasa Malaysia emailed me for a guest post invitation. I’m so happy to be given such an opportunity. It’s such an honour for me to write on a Malaysian’s famous food blog—Rasa Malaysia.

Both of us brainstormed about what Penang food should I introduce here. So, here is it – Mee Udang. Mee Udang or Malay Prawn Noodle is very famous in Penang. One can easily find it at Malay hawker stalls near seaside, where the prawns are fresh from the sea…

My place is just walking distance to the seaside. I can get fresh sea prawns directly from fisherman at a very low cost. That gives me the privilege to share my home cooked Mee Udang here. A plate of yellow noodle top with huge fresh prawns in sourish tomato gravy, it is indeed appealing.

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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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