Fried Noodles and Prawns wrapped in Egg Pancake

(1 portion)



8 clean prawns

1 shallot, sliced

2 tablespoons bean curd, sliced into half inch squares and deep fried

1 tablespoon pickled turnip, finely chopped *

1 tablespoon dried shrimps

3 tablespoons vegetable oil

1 cup rice noodles (these usually require soaking in cold water before use for 1 hour)

2 dessertspoons sugar

1 tablespoons rice vinegar

2 tablespoons fish sauce

1 dessertspoon chilli powder

1 dessertspoon chilli sauce

2 spring onions, sliced

2 cups beansprouts

3 eggs

Additional oil for deep frying etc

*This can be bought ready prepared from Thai supermarkets


3 tablespoons ground roasted peanuts

1 cup bean sprouts

1 small lime, cut in half

Teaspoon chilli powder (optional)

Teaspoon white sugar (optional)



Deep fry the prawns for half a minute.

Mix in a bowl with pickled turnip, dried shrimps, bean curd and shallot.

Heat the oil in the wok, working it round the sides.  Break in one egg and stir it as it cooks, Add the mixture in the bowl, reduce the heat and cook, stirring, for 1 minute.

Dip the rice noodles in boiling water for 15 seconds, then add to the wok and season with the fish sauce, vinegar, sugar, chilli sauce, and chilli powder.  Cook for about 4-5 minutes stirring gently so that the noodles do not break.  Add spring onions and one cup of bean sprouts, remove from the heat and set aside.

Lightly coat the wok with a little oil and heat.  Break the remaining eggs into the wok and spread around to make a pancake.

When cooked, fill with the fried noodle mixture and wrap into a square shape.  Sprinkle ground peanuts over the top.

Serve with the remaining fresh bean sprouts and lime on the side.  To be truly Thai, put a teaspoon of chilli powder and a teaspoon of white sugar on the side.