Thursday, January 06, 2011

Sang Har Mee/Freshwater Prawns Noodles

Sang Har Mee or freshwater prawns noodles are one of the most expensive noodles dish back in Malaysia. A plate will cost your around RM40-RM75.00 depend on the serving size and also the cost of the prawns. Actually cooking this dish yourself is much cheaper. All you need is a few ingredients like fresh big prawns, ginger, green onions and some vegetables to cook the thick gravy. The prawns should not be over-cooked and the choice of noodles can be sang mee or wanton noodles. But for this dish I used yee mee since Diana bought some from New York. Diana and I enjoyed this dish a lot and we plan to cook it again the next time she comes home.


2 pcs of yee mee
6 big fresh water prawns – clean and cut into halves. Season with a bit of salt and pepper
2 cloves garlic - chopped
5 slices of ginger
2 spring onions – cut into 1” length
A handful of cabbage or any type of green vegetables
2 ½ cups chicken stock
1 egg – beaten
1 tsp cornstarch – 2 tbsp water


2 tbsp oyster sauce
3 tbsp soy sauce
a few dash of sesame oil
4 tbsp Chinese cooking wine
Salt and pepper to taste

1. Put the yee mee in a baking sheet and lightly toast in a pre-heated 325 degree F oven for 5-6 minutes and set it aside.
2. In a wok heat up about 1 tbsp of olive oil. Sauté the garlic and ginger until fragrant and lightly brown. Add in the chicken stock. Add in all the seasonings except the cooking wine. Bring it up to a boil
3. Add in the cabbage and let it cook for 2 minutes. Then add prawns. Let the prawns cook for a minute or two and add in the cooking wine and cornstarch mix. Let it the gravy thickens.
4. Lastly stir in the egg, give it a few stir and turn off the heat. Add in the spring onions.
5. Arrange the yee mee on a plate and pour the gravy on top of it. Serve warm.

Note : The amount of chicken stock depends on how much gravy you like.
I am entering this post in the Muhibbah Malaysian Monday roundup, created and hosted by Sharon of Test with a Skewer and Suresh of 3 Hungry Tummies.


ann low said...

I love "mee" and your Prawns noodle looks exactly like what the stalls selling here. Looks real yummy with the sauces and my favorite prawns on top :)

My Asian Kitchen said...

hmmm look at it make me so hungry now!! I also just bought 3 packets of this yee mein from NYC..beside the yee mein I also bought san chow mein,wonton mein ,yellow mee and udon mein!! haha!! you know me all mee also sapu,can buka kedai mee now!!

My Asian Kitchen said...

oh!! Gert can you add Search box in your blog? Do you dashboard allow you to do so? I know told me about google.. I want to look up some of your kuih link for one of my reader who email me..anyway I found it thru your Label..but if you have Search box it's so great!!

Anonymous said...

Question - is the yee mee already cooked when you put it in the oven? I was just wondering about the texture compared to traditional deep-fried.

The hawker would deep fry the yee mee but if oven-baked works, then all the better!

WendyinKK said...

It's RM8 per single serving of this in my current town, of which is quite cheap, comparatively to other places.
But then DIY version is a lot lot better of course, more prawns :p

Chris' Ramblings - Nonsensical & Otherwise said...


Would like to check with you, do you prepare your own chicken stock? If yes, do you have a recipe for it - an easy one I hope :) Thanks.


lena said...

i enjoy eating this too, only get can this from chinese restaurants, not sure how much are they charging now..should be more than RM10. Looks so delicious what your picture.

MaryMoh said...

Oh, those prawns there are driving me favourite! I will eat the whole big plate..mmmm

Shereen said...

Yours look much better than any restaurants.Meleleh air liur.I will definately try this dish out.Thanks for the recipe.

Shirley @ Kokken69 said...

Gert, this looks seriously good! I have to look out for this next time in Malaysia.

Babe_KL said...

Gert, this really looked like straight out of restaurant kitchen!

Charmaine said...

I love sang har meen... have been waiting to buy the king-size prawns at the fish market to cook this.

Pei-Lin said...

Gert, this is a truly Malaysian dish! A fave of mine and my dad's! Our fave place for that is along the old Jalan Silang near Petaling Street ... Yup, it's costly to enjoy this in KL ... I'll make this from scratch, too, when time permits ... Not now, though, as I'm pretty tied down by other things ... and feeling worn out ... *Sigh*

Peggy said...

This noodles and prawn dish sounds fabulous! Great recipe!

ICook4Fun said...

Ann, thank you.

Lesley, Diana bought me 2 packets from flushing too. Yea I too like to stock up on noodles. We just can't stay away from it :) Did you see the box right on the left top side of my blog. You can always enter what you are looking for there.

Anon, the yee mee we bought is already cooked and fried. That is why I just toasted it in the oven.

Wendy, the sang har mee at your town is really cheap. In KL you can't get that price.

Christine, if I have leftovers chicken bones I like to make the stock myself. All you have to do is put the bones, celery, carrots, onions, some herbs in a stock pot with some water and boil it for a few hours. Skim off the fats on top and freeze it. If you want a richer taste stock, roast the bones and vegetables for 45 min and then boil it.

ICook4Fun said...

Lena, thank you.

Mary, ha ha yea the big prawns are pretty tempting.

Shereen, you are welcome.

Shirley, I think you should be able to get this noodles dish in Singapore too.

Babe, I just saw you posting on this. I will go and check out the Restaurang in Tmn Midah when I go home.

Charmaine, we can only get the frozen fresh water prawns here.

Pei-Lin, you work way too hard. Take a breather sometime :) I've tried the one at Jalan Silang a long time ago. There were pretty good.

Peggy, thanks.

Little Corner of Mine said...

Wow, sure looks like restaurant standard.

Jeannie said...

I love sang har mee too...yours looks so temptingly good with the huge sang har on the top!

shaz said...

Oh yum, I wish my family eats prawns (what's wrog with them?). I like the oven baking tip, always thought I needed to deep fry the noodles, I'd much prefer to bake them.

Thanks for another great contribution to MM :)

Nate @ House of Annie said...

Ooh, haven't had this in a long time. Must try it when we are next in KL.

Anonymous said...

Amazing recipe! I tried it and my husband loved it! Thank you!