Monday, March 31, 2014

Drunken Noodle with Shrimp (Prawn)

I cook this dish once in awhile when we crave for some spicy asian dish. I have stocked up couple of this Thai Tom Yam curry paste for my asian dishes. The Tom Yam paste is the 'secret sauce' to most of my asian dishes :), this paste adds so much punches to any dish and we use it sparingly... reason being I bought 3 bottles and brought them from Malaysia to US. I can't seem to find the exact paste here in US. Yes, there are lots of stuff I can find in the Asian market here but there are certain things like this particular Tom Yam paste, I have not seen in stores here in US.

I usually cook this drunken noodle with different sort of ingredients, all depending on what I have in my fridge. But in most cases, I always have the main ingredients like rice sticks (noodles), eggs, and shrimps and ben sprouts. I like to have plenty of vegetables and less noodles.

On this recipe, I used snow peas. ( I sometimes use cabbages, tomatoes, green beans, carrots ).


2 eggs
6 ozs of rice sticks (I used medium size rice sticks, though 'wide' size is the preferred drunken noodles, but they taste the same)
1 bowl of snow peas
1 lb bean sprouts
30 medium size shelled shrimps (prawn), sliced into half on each shrimp if you like (optional)
4 Tbsp Tom Yam paste
2 Tbsp oil
2 Tbsp fish sauce ( or use soya sauce if you don't have fish sauce )
pinch of salt
10 slices of fresh ginger, and cut them in thin strips

1. Start boiling rice sticks in a 4 qtr pan filled with 2/3 full of water.
2. When water starts boiling, set timer to 4 minutes. Drain in strainer, set aside.

3. In a 5 qtr stir fry pan, heat oil and ginger in medium to high heat.
4. Add snow peas, salt, stir (using wooden spatula) and let it cook for couple mins.
5. Add bean sprouts and fish sauce, stir and cook for 5 mins. I also added 1/4 cup water (because I hate to use oil, so I use water - if I have tomatoes, it will be better, I would have use 1 or 2 tomatoes in replacement of water ).
6. Break in eggs, cover vegetable over eggs for 3 mins and stir and cook.
7. Add Tom Yam paste, stir well.
8. Add rice stick and stir well, and cover pan with lid not completely for 5 mins.
9. Uncover lid and stir and cook.
10. Scoop to dish and serve warm.

This post is linked to the event, Little Thumbs up organised by Doreen from my little favourite DIY and me, Bake for Happy Kids, hosted by Moon from Food Playground at this post.


The Little Thumbs Up event starts on first Tuesday of the month until the last day of the month. Please join us! To join, simply cook or bake any recipe with the theme of the month which is PRAWN for March 2014 and link with us at this post. anytime until 31st March 2014. 

1 comment:

  1. Hi Joanne,

    Prawns with Thai flavours always go very well... I can imagine your noodles is very delicious!