Prawn Fritters (脆皮油炸虾)

Simple Chinese snacks, Deep fried prawn fritters. 


20 prawns, jumbo size
1 cup frying mix (Korean frying mix, available in Korean stores)
3/4 cup cold water
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp white pepper
1/2 tsp cooking wine
1/2 tsp cornflour


(1)  Peel and devein prawns. 
(2)  Add seasoning to prawns, and leave aside for 30 minutes.
(3)  Mix the frying mix powder with water, and mix into a smooth batter.
(4)  Dip the prawns in the batter to coat evenly.
(5)  Heat the frying oil over high heat, and deep fry until golden. 
(6)  Drain on absorbent paper, and serve hot with wasabi mayo dipping sauce. 
(7)  Dipping sauce:  Wasabi Mayo –  Stir 1 tsp of wasabi paste into 5 tbsp mayonnaise. 

Seafood Tomyam Soup (泰国海鲜汤)

INGREDIENTS 材料 (Serves 4)
2 cups of Chicken stock
1 lemongrass (lightly crushed)
10 prawns, deveined with shells on (portion depends on individual)
1/2 squid, sliced (optional)
few slices of fish fillets
bamboo shoots,sliced (optional)
1/2 firm tofu, sliced
1/2 tomatoes, sliced

1 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
1tbsp fish sauce
1 tbsp of lime juice
1 tbsp Tomyam paste, optional (available in Asian market)
cilantro leaves for garnishing
(1)  Boil chicken stock in pot.  Add lemongrass.
(2)  Add bamboo shoots and tomatoes.  Boil for a minute.
(3)  Add the rest of ingredients including seafood. Boil for 3 minutes.
(4)  Add Seasoning and taste to own preference.
(5)  Serve hot and enjoy!