2 medium hot red chilli (seeded and sliced thinly)
1 tbls dark soya sauce
1 tbls black peppercorns (crushed)
60g plain flour
1 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp Chinese 5 spices (powder)
190ml ice-cold soda water (new bottle)
Sift the cornflour and flour into a bowl and mix in the peppercorns, salt and spices. Stir in the soda water until nearly mixed - the batter should be thin but still a little lumpy. (If it seems too thick - add more soda water).
Heat the sun flour oil until shimmering. Dip the prawns into the batter and deep fry for approx. 1 minute. Transfer to a baking tray lined with kitchen roll and keep warm in a low oven.
In the meantime mix together in a large bowl the chilli, watercress and been sprouts, season with salt and divide equally between 4 plates. Place a handful of fried prawns on top and drizzle soya sauce over the top. Serve immediately.