Cereal Prawn

Cereal Prawn, a beloved zi char masterpiece, entices with its exquisite blend of textures and flavors. This dish showcases succulent prawns coated in a luscious layer of crispy cereal, delivering a delightful contrast of the tender prawn meat and the crunch of the cereal coating. The medley of sweet, savory, and slightly spicy notes adds depth to the taste. Loved for its irresistible taste and the indulgent combination of textures, Cereal Prawn has solidified its reputation as a well-liked zi char favorite, offering a satisfying and unforgettable culinary journey that captivates diners seeking a harmonious union of taste and texture, making it a sought-after and irresistible choice. 

Why Do People Love Cereal Prawn

People like Cereal Prawn because of its unique combination of flavours. The dish features succulent prawns coated in a crispy cereal crust, creating a delightful contrast of textures. The prawns are usually stir-fried with spices and seasonings, adding a burst of aromatic flavours that complement the sweetness of the cereal coating. This sweet and savoury combination is a favourite among many food enthusiasts.

Cereal Prawn is also easy to eat and enjoy. The prawns are typically served with shells removed, making it hassle-free to savour the tender meat. The crunchy cereal coating adds an addictive element to the dish, providing a satisfying crunch with every bite. 

What You Need For Your Cereal Prawn:

Making Cereal Prawn yourself

If you’re making this dish yourself, here’s a recipe that you can try out. 


  • 500 grams of fresh large prawns, deveined and deshelled 
  • 1 cup of cereal flakes (cornflakes or rice flakes work well) 
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced 
  • 2 tablespoons of butter 
  • 2 tablespoons of curry leaves 
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar 
  • 1 teaspoon of salt 
  • 1 teaspoon of chilli flakes (adjust according to your spice preference)

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes

Servings: 4 

How To Cook Cereal Prawn

Step 1

Rinse the prawns under cold water and pat them dry using paper towels. Set them aside.

Step 2

In a frying pan, heat the butter over medium heat until melted. Add the minced garlic and curry leaves, sautéing them until fragrant and golden.

Step 3

Add the cereal flakes to the pan and stir-fry them until they turn golden brown and crispy. Make sure the flakes are evenly coated with the butter, garlic, and curry leaves.

Step 4

Remove the cereal mixture from the pan and set it aside. In the same pan, increase the heat to high and add the prawns. Cook them for approximately 2 minutes on each side until they turn pink and opaque.

Step 5

Sprinkle the sugar, salt, and chilli flakes over the prawns, stirring them gently to ensure even distribution. Cook for an additional minute to allow the flavours to meld together.

Step 6

Finally, return the cereal mixture to the pan with the prawns, tossing them gently until the prawns are coated in the crispy cereal coating. Remove from heat.

Step 7

Serve your delicious Cereal Prawn hot, garnished with additional curry leaves for a fresh aroma. Pair it with steamed rice or noodles to complete your meal. 

Serving Cereal Prawn with Other Dishes 

For a delightful meal, complement your Cereal Prawn with a side of tangy Thai-style mango salad or a refreshing cucumber and carrot slaw. These dishes will provide a pleasant contrast to the rich flavours of the prawns and create a well-rounded dining experience.

Nutritional/Health Benefits

  1. Lean Protein Source: Prawns provide a lean source of protein essential for muscle growth, repair, and overall body functions. 
  2. Healthy Fats from Cereal: The cereal coating introduces healthy fats and dietary fiber, contributing to satiety and overall well-being. 
  3. Vitamins and Minerals: Prawns offer B vitamins (B6, B12) for energy metabolism, zinc for immune support, and selenium for antioxidant defense. 
  4. Moderate Healthy Cooking Method: Depending on the cooking method, Cereal Prawn can offer a moderate caloric content with minimal added fats. 
  5. Balanced Meal Component: When accompanied by a variety of colorful vegetables and perhaps whole grains, Cereal Prawn can contribute to a well-rounded meal. 
  6. Texture and Flavor: The combination of tender prawns and the crispy cereal coating creates a satisfying textural and sensory experience. 
  7. Flavor Variety: The dish’s blend of sweet, savory, and slightly spicy flavors introduces culinary variety. 
  8. Balanced Indulgence: Cereal Prawn offers a satisfying and indulgent experience, with the cereal coating contributing to both flavor and texture. 
  9. Mindful Eating: The crunchy cereal coating may encourage slower, more mindful eating. 

Visit Lao Li Da Pai Dang for an authentic zi char experience

The above recipe is just one of the many ways to making this dish. 

If you’re looking to enjoy delicious Cereal Prawn without all the hassle and preparation time, while discovering a unique version that our customers can’t get enough of, then come on down to our restaurant for an enjoyous dine-in or takeaway, and experience it for yourself, only at Lao Li Da Pai Dang!

Whether you’re in the mood for this, or wish to explore other dishes, our extensive zi char menu promises to delight at every turn. At Lao Li Da Pai Dang, the warm and inviting ambience, coupled with attentive service, creates a family-friendly and inclusive atmosphere that only adds to the enjoyment whenever you visit and dine with us. 

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