Mee Sua with Tiger Prawn Stock

Mee Sua with Tiger Prawn Stock, a well-liked and sought-after Zi Char dish, is a delightful and aromatic noodle soup that showcases the delicate flavors of tiger prawns. This enticing creation features thin wheat vermicelli, known as “Mee Sua,” immersed in a rich and flavorful stock made from simmering tiger prawn shells and heads. The dish’s popularity lies in the luscious and savory prawn stock, which infuses the mee sua with an irresistible seafood essence. With its sweet and briny undertones, Mee Sua with Tiger Prawn Stock has become a favorite choice among diners seeking a delectable and satisfying culinary experience during their Zi Char dining moments.

Why Do People Love Mee Sua with Tiger Prawn Stock

The popularity of Mee Sua with Tiger Prawn Stock stems from its irresistible appeal and several enticing factors. The star of this dish is the tiger prawn stock, which imparts a deep umami flavour that elevates the entire dish to a new level of deliciousness. Each mouthful is infused with the essence of succulent prawns, leaving an unforgettable taste on the palate.

The mee sua noodles themselves contribute to the dish’s appeal. These fine, delicate noodles have a silky texture that complements the rich broth, absorbing the flavours and creating a harmonious balance. The combination of tender noodles and robust tiger prawn stock makes every spoonful a delight to savour.

Making Mee Sua with Tiger Prawn Stock Yourself

Making Mee Sua with Tiger Prawn Stock yourself

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


  • 400g tiger prawns
  • 200g mee sua noodles
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 slices of ginger
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Chopped spring onions for garnish

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes

Servings: 4

How To Cook Mee Sua with Tiger Prawn Stock

Step 1

Begin by preparing the tiger prawn stock. Peel the prawns, reserving the shells and heads. Heat the vegetable oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic, and ginger, sautéing until fragrant. Next, add the prawn shells and heads, stirring occasionally until they turn pink and release their flavour.

Step 2

Pour in 1.5 litres of water, bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for approximately 20 minutes. This will allow the stock to develop its rich flavours. Once ready, strain the stock, discard the solids, and return it to the pot.

Step 3

Bring the stock to a gentle simmer and season with soy sauce, sesame oil, salt, and pepper according to your taste preferences. Add the peeled tiger prawns and cook for approximately 3 minutes until they turn opaque and tender. Be careful not to overcook the prawns, as they can become rubbery.

Step 4

In a separate pot, cook the mee sua noodles according to the package instructions. Drain and rinse them under cold water to prevent sticking.

Step 5

To serve, divide the cooked mee sua noodles among bowls and ladle the fragrant tiger prawn stock over them. Garnish with chopped spring onions for added freshness and visual appeal. Your Mee Sua with Tiger Prawn Stock is now ready to be enjoyed!

Serving Mee Sua with Tiger Prawn Stock With Other Dishes

Mee Sua with Tiger Prawn Stock pairs wonderfully with a side of stir-fried vegetables, such as bok choy or Chinese broccoli. Additionally, you can complement this dish with steamed fish or crispy tofu for a satisfying and well-rounded meal.

Nutritional/Health Benefits

  1. Protein: The dish contains protein-rich tiger prawns, providing essential amino acids for various bodily functions and muscle repair.
  2. Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Tiger prawns are a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, supporting heart health, brain function, and reducing inflammation.
  3. Vitamins and Minerals: Mee Sua with Tiger Prawn often includes vegetables like bok choy and spring onions, offering vitamins A, C, and K, as well as minerals like calcium and iron, supporting immune function, bone health, and overall well-being.
  4. Collagen: Tiger prawn shells and heads used to make the stock contain collagen, which may benefit skin health and joint function.
  5. Carbohydrates: The thin wheat vermicelli 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. Hydration: The soup-based nature of the dish contributes to hydration, supporting overall well-being.
  8. Flavorful and Aromatic: The rich and flavorful tiger prawn stock infuses the mee sua with a delightful seafood essence, making it a satisfying and aromatic dining experience.
  9. Customizable: Chefs can add additional ingredients like mushrooms or fish cakes, providing flexibility and catering to different dietary preferences and nutritional needs.

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 Mee Sua with Tiger Prawn Stock 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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