I´m such a foodie. Can´t help it, really. When you´re born and raised in Singapore, the food paradise, you´re simply trained to eat good food. Of course staying overseas has forced me to cook on my own, such that I don´t die of desperation and settle for Singapore-food-dreams. Sounds corny I know, but I´ve never dreamt so often of hawker centres until my first year in Germany. Its gotten better now, thank God.....
Hence, this post! I´m SOOO happy. I´ve been wanting to make my favourite prawn noodles soup for the l-o-n-g-e-s-t time! Actually I bought Kang Kong many times, cos I thought I would have the time to cook it, but as it turned out, I always didn´t have enough time to attempt this dish.
Hence, yesterday when I finally told myself that I WILL cook it and I did, I was SOOO happy. Like a person who wants to climb Mt Everest and eventually manages to climb it! Ok, so it wasn´t a mountain, but boy! Was it so overwhelming to be able to taste home-cooked prawn-and-pork-ribs soup! And I made my own variation too! BEST! It wasn´t even as difficult as I had feared it would be, but yup, its quite a bit of work...not for the faint-hearted.
I shall let my photos do the talking. And yup! It tasted even better than it looked!
Evidence that I did indeed cook on my own!
Okok, I know it looks disgusting, but this is how you cook prawn soup. First frying the heads with lots of garlic and setting it aside, to be boiled with the soup
That´s not typically Singapore. Its my modification! I prefer to have grilled prawns, so I saved the rest of the prawns, seasoned it with lotsa olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper and grilled it in the oven....they were king-sized prawns too! Sometimes, you simply need to indulge!!
I cooked with a sieve, so that the soup wouldn´t be "contaminated" with the prawn heads. For my hor fun (flat noodles) too, I cooked it with a sieve to facilitate scooping it out later. The soup was so tasty as I had left it simmering for 2 hours with the ribs and all......
The finished product.....even fried the shallots myself too...ok, I cheated by adding some ready-made fried onion, to increase the crispyness of it all.....It was sooo good, we had a second portion today again for dinner........If you´re my guest at my place, we can cook this together