Singapore Prawn Files: The Small Prawns and one very big one!
This final post on Singapore prawns deals with all the small shrimps which are frequently overlooked as they are not as impressive as their larger cousins. They are a pain to de-shell but these shrimps are treasures of tender flavour just waiting to burst in your mouth! They are small by virtue of their species […]
Singapore Prawn Files: The Sand Prawns – Sua Lor, Greasyback, Jinga, Middle, Western King, Red Spot King Prawns
Metapenaeus ensis Greasyback shrimp Sua Lor – Ang Bueh 沙卢 (lit Hut in the sand) – 红尾 (red tail) I first heard of Sua Lor prawns when I spoke to the uncle at Che Jian Fried Hokkien Mee at Chomp Chomp. He told me that he only uses wild caught Sua Lor for his Hokkien […]
The Fishmongers of Lor Ah Soo (Hainanese Village) Wet Market: Will there be Wet Markets in the Future?
I have spent the last few months rediscovering the wonders of our local wet market. Like a lot of Singaporeans, I (used to) do most of my grocery shopping at the supermarket. Well actually, most of the shopping is done by my wife so I don’t really shop for grocery unless I need stuff for […]
Fenneropenaeus indicus Common name: Indian White Prawn Local name: Ang Kar Hei 红脚虾 (lit red leg prawn) Ang Kar prawns are one of the most abundant wild sea prawns which you can find at the wet markets. That is why it is the most common prawn that is used by jumbo Prawn Mee places. The […]
Singapore Prawn Files: The Striped Ones: Tigers, Kuruma and Rainbow Prawns
In this Prawn Files series, I am showcasing the different types of prawns that are available in our local wet markets. Over the years, I have spoken to many hawkers who are passionate about prawns. The uncle at Wah Kee prawn noodles often boasts about his Ang Kah (Red Leg) Prawns and Lum Bueh (Blue […]