The first time I tried this Thai prawn glass noodles dish was just earlier this year when we went to Thailand. It was our first overseas trip post-Covid and one of my brothers took us out to a famous seafood restaurant, Somboon Seafood. Such was its popularity that it’s actually a chain restaurant so there are several outlets. We tried a variety of dishes that I am currently in the process of recreating to my taste. This particular prawn glass noodles dish was one of my favourites of the night. I hope you enjoy it just as much as I did.
This prawn glass noodles dish does require a heavy-bottomed pot with lid. I think traditionally, it woudl’ve been cooked in a clay pot. However, I just used my Le Chasseur cast iron pot. The below is for two serves.
Serves 2 (approx 417 calories per serve)
Prep time 20 mins
Cook time 10 mins
80g glass noodles (dry)
300g prawns (shell on)
1 1/2 oyster sauce
1 1/2 tbsp light soy sauce
1 tbsp fish sauce
2 tsp sugar
1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp black pepper (freshly ground)
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 bunch coriander (leaves and root), chopped
10 slices of ginger
1 spring onion, sliced
Soak the glass noodles in water for 10 minutes to soften and drain.
Trim the pointy ends of the shrimp, cut the shell at the top and remove the vein. Rinse and add to the bowl of drained noodles.
Add the oyster sauce, light soy sauce, fish sauce, sugar and water to the bowl and stir to evenly the noodles and prawns. Let it marinade while you continue the next steps.
In a clay pot or any heavy bottom pot with a lid, add olive oil, garlic, ginger and coriander until it starts to becoem fragrant.
Add the noodles and prawn, including all the marinade and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer for a further 5 minutes or until cooked. Check halfway through and add more water, if required. 5
Remove from the heat, arrange in a bowl withe the prawns arranged on top and garnish with spring onion before serving.
More Prawn Recipes
- Basic Prawn Dumplings
- Creamy Garlic Prawn Pasta
- Basic Pork and Prawn Wonton
- Garlic Butter Prawn Linguine
- Prawn and Mussel Paella