• Prep Time 10 minutes
  • Cook Time 20 minutes
  • Serving For 4 people
  • Difficulty Normal

Recipe Ingredient

  • 200g rice vermicelli (beehoon), soaked until soft, drain well
  • 1 deboned chicken drumstick
  • 100g shelled prawns
  • Pinch of salt and a dash of pepper
  • 1 tbsp dried prawns, rinsed
  • 3 shallots, sliced
  • 1 stalk lemon grass (discard the tough outer layers) sliced finely
  • 1 torch ginger bud (bunga kantan), sliced finely
  • 3 kaffir lime leaves
  • 50g edamame beans
  • Seasoning (A):
  • 1 tbsp sugar or to taste
  • 2 tbsp calamansi lime juice
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • Basic Sambal Belacan:
  • 5 fresh red chillies
  • 2 bird's eye chillies
  • 25g toasted belacan
  • A little calamansi juice
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp sugar


  1. Lightly season chicken drumstick and prawns with a pinch of salt and dash of pepper. Steam over rapid boiling water for 4-5 minutes. Once prawns are cooked through, remove but leave the chicken drumstick in the steamer until meat is cooked through. Remove chicken and shred the meat. Retain the stock for use later.
  2. Scald beehoon. Drain and leave aside.
  3. Combine beehoon, prepared chicken meat, prawns, lemon grass, shallots, torch ginger bud, 2 tablespoons prepared basic sambal (recipe below) and seasoning (A).
  4. Toss well to mix. Add 3 tablespoons chicken and prawn stock. Toss until well combined.
  5. Add edamame beans to mix. Dish out into banana leaf cups or place in individual plates and serve.
  6. Basic Sambal Belacan: Process chillies and belacan in an electric blender or food processor. Add a little calamansi juice to allow the machine to run smoothly. Season with salt and sugar to taste.
  7. How to cook edamame beans: 400g frozen edamame beans
  8. Remove edamame beans from the freezer and allow to thaw for 5-6 minutes.
  9. Bring a pot of water to a rapid boil. Drop in the edamame beans.
  10. Stir for 1-2 minutes. Drain well immediately.
  11. Leave to cool slightly then remove beans from their pods.
  12. Use the beans for the above given recipes as required.

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1 thought on “Tossed Kerabu Beehoon”

  1. Tay Chris - September 30, 2019 at 9:45 pm

    Easy and nice


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