Thursday, May 24, 2007

Vegetarian “Prawn” Noodle

Prawn Noodle is one of the popular local foods in Singapore. To create a vegetarian version of it, is very challenging, as one of the main ingredient of the stock made used of prawn shell that gives it a very unique flavour. However, to close the gap a bit, vegetarian prawn paste or belacan can be added. To serve, top with streamed king oyster mushroom slices or add a few vegetarian fishballs, mock lards crisps, crispy shallot. Don’t forget – a small plate of fresh red chilli with light soy sauce.

Preparation: 10 mins, Cooking time: 20 mins

Ingredients (serves 2)
° 800ml water
° 1 slice ginger
° 1 ear corn, cut into 4 pieces
° 1 carrot, peeled and cut into 1cm thickness
° 6 dried kelps in knot
° ½ teaspoon sugar
° 1- 1½ tablespoons light soy sauce
° 1 teaspoon vegetarian belacan
° ¼ - ½ teaspoon chilli powder
° pepper, to taste
° salt (optional), to taste
° 1 teaspoon salt
° 200g hokkien mee, blanched
° 40g water convolvulus/kangkong, blanched
° 40g beanspouts, tailed and blanched

1. Place the carrot, kelps, corn, ginger and water in a pot. Bring soup to a boil and simmer for 15 minutes to make the stock. Remove the ingredients with a slotted spoon and discard.
2. Season with sugar, light soy sauce, vegetarian belacan, chilli powder, pepper and salt.
3. To serve, divide beansprouts, water convolvulus, hokkien mee between serving bowls. Ladle the soup into individual serving bowls and serve hot.


Phantom said...

Yummy i like. Thanks!!!

a veg*n @ Blog*Spot said...

15 March 2020:
For the broth, I added 2 new ingredients - Cinnamon stick and Star anise, beside the Kelp, carrot, ginger slice to make the broth. Then add seasoning and pepper. Soy sauce a must for the taste.

Of course, with the Traditional Vegetarian Prawn Noodle Paste I got, gave the oomph to this soupy noodle - moving a few steps closer to mimic the taste of the non-veg prawn noodle ...

Alicia Tung said...

I'm so thankful for this. My whole family is Buddhist vegetarian and my mom really loves vegetarian prawn noodles. It is covid-19 partial lockdown season so all I can do for Mother's day is to cook this for her! Thank you so much for this blog and recipe! Continue to spread vegetarianism alright! Thanks for the different types of vegetarian definitions too! Never knew that before and I am very enlightened right now HAHAHA HAVE A GREAT DAY AHEAD! :D

a veg*n @ Blog*Spot said...

@Alicia Tung,

So Sorry for the late reply, as I seldom check this blog. Thanks so much for your kind words and sharing and encouragements. If you are in Singapore, there is this vegetarian stall at Lor Ah Soo Wet Market and Hawker Centre, they sell delicious vegetarian prawn noodle!

Have a brilliant weekend ahead!


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