Wednesday 21 January 2015

Fried Egg Noodle with Prawns and Bak Kwa Topping

Actually my big boy fried this egg noodle for my birthday. Since he offered to cook the noodles for me, I would surely be glad too. But the moment he asked "mom, cook the prawns or bean sprouts first ... " (○~○) I better "supervise" him in the kitchen ... hee ..hee !

Ta dah! A big plate of fragrant egg noodle for our weekend lunch ^-^! But it looked very Chinese New Year dish too ... with big prawns and Bak Kwa (BBQ meat jerky)! Don't you think so ?! Hee ... hee !

Fried Egg Noodle with Prawns and Bak Kwa Topping.

200g dried egg noodles (1 pack)
200g large prawns (shelled, deveined)
100g bean sprouts
A few cloves of garlic, chopped
Half red onion - sliced
2 - 3 tablespoons vegetable cooking oil

2 eggs for omelette
3 - 4 pieces of square Bak Kwa (BBQ meat jerky) cut into strips

Sauce (mix in a bowl)
3 tablespoons oyster sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt
50 - 100ml water
Dash of Pepper & Sesame oil

Method :
1) Boil the egg noodle in a pot of boiling water for about 3 minutes (or refer to the cooking time stated on the packaging). Drain the water, pour noodles in the colander and rinse quickly with running water so that the noodles won't stick together. Drain and set aside.

2) To make egg omelette - beat eggs with dash of pepper and a pinch of salt in a bowl.

3) Heat the non-stick pan with low flame, grease the pan with a little vegetable cooking oil. Pour the eggs and gently tilting the pan let the liquid flow thinly covering the base like pancake. Cook for about 1 minute. Gently flip the egg pancake over, using the spatula. Cook for another 1 minute. Remove from the pan and cut into strips. Set aside.

4) Using the same frying pan, with medium flame, add vegetable cooking oil. Sauté the onions and garlic. Add in the prawns stir-fry about 1 minute. Pour in the sauce and continue to stir-fry about 1 minute. Add in the bean sprouts and boiled noodle into the sauce.

5) Use a pair of chopsticks to toss the noodles. Check that the noodles are well coated with sauce. Continue tossing/cooking for another 2 -3 minutes till the sauce is soaked up by the noodles.

6) Off the flame and ready to serve. Top with some Bak Kwa and egg omelette.

Do adjust the taste and ingredients to your preference.

According to some sources :
Certain dishes are eaten during the Chinese New Year for their symbolic meaning. Lucky food is served during the 16-day festival season, especially New Year’s Eve, which is believed to bring good luck for the coming year. The auspicious symbolism of these foods is based on their pronunciations or appearances.

Noodles (面): When served during the Lunar New Year period, noodles are usually not cut so as to ensure that they are kept as long as possible. As they representing longevity, the longer the noodles, the longer our lives!

Bak kwa (肉干) is immensely popular in Singapore and Malaysia where it is usually eaten during Chinese New Year. The red colour is considered auspicious.

Shrimp / prawns (虾) - symbolize happiness and good fortune.

Enjoy and have a great weekend!


  1. You are so lucky and bless to have your children to volunteer to cook your birthday longevity noodles for you!! May you continue be blessed with happiness and healthy! I can see that your plate of noodles not only packed with lots of goodies in there.... but as you scoop into your mouth I am sure you can taste the noodles with some love too!

    1. Thanks Mel. Indeed, tasted fragrant and sweet in my heart too ^-^! He was away for 5 months in US. Just returned home last week.

  2. Your son is so sweet! Happy mama and happy boy. :)

  3. Hi Karen, your noodles have lots of 'liao'. Wouldn't mind having a big plate.

    1. Hi Kimmy, that's the beauty of homecooked food, right ?! Loaded with lots of "hor liao" !

  4. Karen,your noodles make me drooling!

  5. Birthday, Holiday, Any day, those noodles are not only made with love by someone you love, they look too!!!

    Thank you so much for sharing, Karen...

  6. You're welcome Louise!
    Indeed, food made with love tasted exceptionally great ^-^!

  7. Wah! I love fried noodles! Karen, you are so lucky to have your boy cook this for you. I never thought of topping noodles with bak kwa. It sounds like a very delicious idea :)

    1. Thanks Phong Hong. Do try noodles with bak kwa, my family loves this other than making bak kwa sandwich. .. hee hee !

  8. Awwww He's so sweet , Karen , you're such a lucky Mom :D It looks hearty and for sure , quiet delicious , the bak kwa adds a nice texture and flavor to this delightful dish !

    1. Thanks Ann. Yes the bak kwa indeed adds flavor to this dish of egg noodle :D

    2. Thanks Ann. Yes the bak kwa indeed adds flavor to this dish of egg noodle :D

  9. Your boy is so capable, I wish my boy can quickly grow up so he can help me in the kitchen. This is such a easy but tasty dish, adding bak kwa is such a brilliant idea, I would give it a try! :)

  10. Yummyyy..*Bookmark* Going to try that when my mum get the bak kwa.. ^_^


Sharing some of my favourite recipes, some new baking/cooking "adventures". Please feel free to post your comments for my improvement. Would be great to connect with you and learn some of your recipes too. Thanks for 'dropping by'.