• Prep Time 30 minutes
  • Cook Time 20 minutes
  • Serving For 4 people
  • Difficulty Normal

Recipe Ingredient

  • 400g medium large prawns
  • 1 tbsp chopped garlic
  • 1 tsp oil
  • Sauce ingredients (combined):
  • 1 tbsp Marmite yeast extract
  • 2 tbsp sugar or to taste
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • ½ tsp thick shrimp paste (har koe)
  • 1½ tbsp tomato sauce
  • ½ tsp chicken stock granules
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • 1/8 tsp thick soy sauce (for colour)
  • 125ml water
  • Thickening:
  • 1 tbsp cornflour mixed with 1 tbsp water


  1. Cut a slit in the back of the prawns and devein. Rinse well and drain. Deep-fry in hot oil until golden. Remove and drain from oil.
  2. Heat one teaspoon oil in a preheated wok. Fry garlic until fragrant. Add combined sauce ingredients and bring to a simmering boil until gravy is slightly thick.
  3. Return prefried prawns to the wok. Toss and fry briefly until the prawns are well coated with the sauce. Drizzle a little cornflour mixture to slightly thicken the gravy. Dish out and serve.

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