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A white bowl containing stir fried noodles, stir fried vegetables and king prawns on the white tea towel.

Prawn Chow Mein

Easy Prawn Chow Mein recipe made with Jumbo King Prawns, egg noodles, and delicious stir fry sauce. You can make your own at home in 20 minutes with simple ingredients! Faster and tastier than ordering from takeaway!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: British Chinese, Chinese
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 3
Calories: 555kcal
Author: Khin


  • 250 g Prawns King prawns, tiger prawns/shrimp ( peeled and deveined )
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • ¼ tsp Black pepper
  • 1 tsp Shao Xing wine Chinese rice cooking wine ( optional )
  • 300 g Egg noodles Fresh/cooked egg noodles
  • 1 tbsp Garlic Finely chopped
  • ½ Onion Cut thin slices
  • 1 Carrot Julienne
  • 1 Bell pepper Julienne
  • 3 Spring onion Cut 2" pieces
  • 120 g Bean sprouts
  • 1 Red chilli pepper Optional, Cut thin slices
  • 2-3 tbsp Vegetable oil

Chow Mein Sauce

  • 2 tbsp Light soy sauce
  • 2 tsp Dark soy sauce
  • 4 tbsp Oyster sauce
  • 1 tsp Sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp Sugar


  • First, season the prawns with salt, black pepper, and Shao Xing wine. Boil the dried noodles by the packet instructions or use fresh egg noodles. Mix all the chow mein sauce in a bowl and set it aside.
  • Heat the large wok/pan into a medium-high heat, drizzle a tablespoon of oil. Saute the prawns for 2-3 minutes or until prawns clour changed, then remove from pan and set it aside.
  • In the remaining pan, drizzle 1-2 tablespoons of oil, and saute the chopped garlic for few seconds with medium heat. Then follow with the onion slices, carrot, and bell pepper slices. Stir fry for 1 minute.
  • Next add the noodles, pour the sauce mixture, toss well and cook for 2-3 minutes over medium-high heat.
  • Place the cooked prawns back in the wok, follow with spring onions, bean sprouts, and chilli slices. Toss well until all the ingredients combine evenly and cook for another 1-2 minutes.
  • Transfer to serving plate and serve immediately.



  • Prawns/Shrimp - You can use any of your favourite tiger prawns or king prawns, peeled and deveined. 
  • Cooked prawns - If you used frozen cooked prawns, defrost the prawns by the packet instructions and add the prawns after stir-frying the vegetables and follow with the noodles. 
  • Noodles - Use fresh egg noodles or dried egg noodles. If you use dried egg noodles, cook the noodles by the packet instructions but make sure not to overcook them and rinse with cold water after boiling. 
  • Shao Xing wine - is a Chinese cooking rice wine that eliminates the fishy odour of seafood and creates a nice aroma. You can omit it if you wish to make it a non-alcohol or halal version. 
  • Vegetables - Bean sprouts, carrots, and onions are classic chow mein vegetables. Feel free to customize the vegetables according to your preference.
  • Oyster sauce - Oyster sauce add tasty umami flavour to the dish, you can substitute with vegetarian stir fry sauce. ( available in Lee Kum Kee brand ) 
  • Chow mein sauce - is a basic Chinese stir fry sauce that you can also add to other stir fry dishes. You can make extra sauce, store it in an air-tight jar and keep it in the fridge for later use. 


Calories: 555kcal | Carbohydrates: 90g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 218mg | Sodium: 1469mg | Potassium: 830mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 4972IU | Vitamin C: 83mg | Calcium: 133mg | Iron: 4mg
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