Crispy Bee Hoon with Big Prawns

Crispy Bee Hoon with Big Prawns, a well-liked and sought-after Zi Char dish, is a delightful and indulgent creation that combines the delicate flavors of bee hoon with succulent big prawns. This delectable dish features thin rice vermicelli, known as “bee hoon,” stir-fried to a crispy perfection, and accompanied by large and juicy prawns. The dish’s popularity lies in the irresistible combination of crispy noodles and the sweet briny taste of the prawns, creating a textural delight and an explosion of flavors in every bite. With its harmonious blend of textures and tantalizing seafood essence, Crispy Bee Hoon with Big Prawns has become a favorite choice among diners seeking a gratifying and flavorsome culinary experience during their Zi Char dining moments.

Why Do People Love Crispy Bee Hoon with Big Prawns

People enjoy Crispy Bee Hoon with Big Prawns for several reasons. First, the crispy texture of the bee hoon noodles adds a satisfying crunch that contrasts with the tenderness of the big prawns. This combination of textures creates an enjoyable mouthfeel that keeps people coming back for more. Second, the flavours of the dish are enhanced by the natural sweetness of the prawns, which complements the savoury and slightly smoky taste of the crispy bee hoon. 

This harmonious blend of flavours makes the dish incredibly delicious and satisfying to eat.

Making Crispy Bee Hoon with Big Prawns Yourself

making Crispy Bee Hoon with Big Prawns yourself

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


  • 200g rice vermicelli (bee hoon)
  • 12 large prawns, peeled and deveined
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 shallots, thinly sliced
  • 2 red chilli peppers, seeded and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon lime or lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh coriander leaves for garnish

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes

Servings: 4

How To Cook Crispy Bee Hoon with Big Prawns

Step 1: Prepare the Rice Vermicelli

  • Soak the rice vermicelli in a bowl of warm water for about 5 minutes until softened.
  • Drain and set aside.

Step 2: Cook the Prawns

  • Heat 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil in a large frying pan over medium heat.
  • Add the prawns and cook for about 2-3 minutes on each side until they turn pink and opaque.
  • Remove the prawns from the pan and set them aside.

Step 3: Stir-Fry the Aromatics

  • In the same pan, heat another tablespoon of vegetable oil.
  • Add the minced garlic, sliced shallots, and red chilli peppers.
  • Stir-fry for 2 minutes until fragrant and slightly golden.

Step 4: Add the Rice Vermicelli

  • Add the soaked and drained rice vermicelli to the pan.
  • Stir-fry for 5-7 minutes until the noodles are evenly coated with the aromatic mixture and slightly crispy.

Step 5: Season and Serve

  • Drizzle the oyster sauce, soy sauce, and lime or lemon juice over the rice vermicelli.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Toss everything together until well combined.
  • Return the cooked prawns to the pan and gently mix them with the noodles.
  • Remove from heat and garnish with fresh coriander leaves.

Serving Crispy Bee Hoon with Big Prawns With Other Dishes

Crispy Bee Hoon with big prawns can be served together with a refreshing side of tangy Thai mango salad, complementing the dish with its vibrant flavours and crunchy textures. For a heartier meal, it can also be paired with a steaming bowl of fragrant coconut curry, adding a creamy richness that enhances the taste of the crispy bee hoon and succulent prawns.

Nutritional/Health Benefits

  1. Protein: The dish contains protein-rich big prawns, providing essential amino acids for various bodily functions and muscle repair.
  2. Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Big prawns are a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, supporting heart health, brain function, and reducing inflammation.
  3. Vitamins and Minerals: Crispy Bee Hoon with Big Prawns often includes vegetables like bean sprouts and green onions, offering vitamins A, C, and K, as well as minerals like calcium and potassium, supporting immune function, bone health, and overall well-being.
  4. Healthy Fats: The dish may contain healthy fats from the prawns, contributing to heart health and nutrient absorption.
  5. Carbohydrates: The crispy bee hoon provides a source of carbohydrates, offering energy for daily activities and bodily functions.
  6. Fiber: The dish may include vegetables, providing dietary fiber for healthy digestion.
  7. Balanced Flavor Profile: The combination of crispy bee hoon and succulent prawns creates a delightful balance of textures and flavors, appealing to a wide range of palates.
  8. Customizable: Chefs can add various vegetables and proteins, making it a versatile dish that can be tailored to suit different dietary preferences and nutritional needs.
  9. Indulgent and Satisfying: Crispy Bee Hoon with Big Prawns offers an indulgent and satisfying dining experience, making it a delightful treat during special occasions or gatherings.

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 Crispy Bee Hoon with big prawns 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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