Sunday, December 24, 2006

Pork Ribs and Prawn Noodle Soup

Every time I buy prawn to cook dishes, I would keep the shells in the freezer. I had 3 portions of shells before I cooked this 排骨虾面汤. It’s shells from 1.5 kg of prawns. Hmm… the soup is full of sweetness from the prawns.

  • 1 kg Prawns, shelled
  • 500g Pork ribs, blanched
  • Fish cakes, sliced thinly
  • Water Spinach (Kang Kong), cut into sections
  • 750g Fresh yellow noodle
  • 2 tablespoon dark soy sauce
  • Rock Sugar to taste
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for frying
  • 2 litre Water
How to do it:
  1. Add ½ tablespoon garlic and stir fry till fragrant.
  2. Add prawn shells and stir fry till cooked. Set aside.
  3. Bring water to boil in a pot.
  4. Add in the prawns and remove when cooked.
  5. In the same pot, add in the cooked prawn shells and pork ribs.
  6. Simmer in low heat for 2 hours.
  7. Strain the soup into a clean pot.
  8. Return the pork ribs.
  9. Add in dark soy sauce, rock sugar and salt.
  10. In another pot, bring water to boil.
  11. Add in noodle, water spinach and fish cake.
  12. Drain when they are cooked.
  13. Place prawns and pork ribs on top.
  14. Ladle over some hot soup.
  15. Serve with pepper and fried shallots.
You can add bean sprout and lean pork too. Ohhh… and those sinful crispy pork fat cubes if you like.


  1. Hi wokkingMum,

    I need to ask u about the pork rib and prawn noodle recipe...

    After strain off the soup... the pork rib i need to cook again with dark soy sauce, salt and rock sugar? for how long?

  2. Amelia,
    You just have to bring it to a boil and add the seasonings. Once the rock sugar melts, it's ready. :)

  3. Hi WokkingMum,

    May I ask the recipe above is for how many servings?

    Thank you.

  4. @a place I belong, it for abt 3 servings.

  5. Hi wokkingmum, what is the quantity for rock sugar and salt? Thanks, NAA

  6. Anonymous, both rock sugar and salt are added to taste.

  7. Elaine... I made this a few days ago, it was divine!!! My kids and my husband loved it. Funny enough, there was some soup leftover after we served dinner. I forgot to turn the fire off, and for a few hours, it continued to simmer. By the time I realised, the soup had turned into a "concentrate". So I added some more water to it and then stored it in fridge. Next day, I had it for dinner, and the soup was even more AMAZING!!!! LOL.... 误打误撞 hahaha.... Thanks for sharing this recipe. :D

    1. Thanks for trying!
      Glad you and your family like it! :)

  8. hi du u hav ani recipe for muffins

    1. I have a few. We prefer cupcakes cos muffins are more dense. You can search for it under the search bar on the right.

  9. It looks delicious ! husband and son love prawn noodles.... but it seems so leh chey to cook !! Omg... im so lazy.... =X

    1. Hahaha .... you can get instant stock if you find it too much work to do it from scratch.

  10. Hi wokkingmum

    May I no need put pork ribs change to chicken Bone ? Because I want to try to cook halal type.