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How to Make Prawns “Baked” with Glass Noodles กุ้งอบวุ้นเส้น

This recipe actually requires no baking, but is a direct translation from the Thai name.

The word “bake” in Thai (“ob”), doesn’t necessarily always mean “oven baking”, but rather a wide variety of cooking method which requires cooking things in a sealed vessel, most of which do NOT require an oven, including this recipe.

Serves: 2

80g Dried Glass Noodles, soaked in water for 15 mins

20g Garlic

20g Ginger, sliced

20g Coriander Roots, bruised

250ml Chicken Stock

2 Tbsp Oil

2 Tbsp Oyster Sauce

2 Tbsp Soy Sauce

1 Tbsp Sesame Oil

1 Tbsp Sweet Dark Soy Sauce (or Kecap Manis)

12 Black Peppercorn, crushed

150g Prawns, cleaned and de-veined

225g Celery, cut into 2 inch pieces

1 Tbsp Coriander Leaves

Dipping Sauce:

10g Garlic

5-10g Green Chillies

1 Tbsp Sugar

2 Tbsp Lime Juice

2 Tbsp Fish Sauce


80 กรัม วุ้นเส้น แช่น้ำ 15 นาที

20 กรัม กระเทียม

20 กรัม ขิง หั่นบาง

20 กรัม รากผักชี ทุบพอช้ำ

250 มล. น้ำซุปไก่

2 ชต. น้ำมันพืช

2 ชต. น้ำมันหอย

2 ชต. ซีอิ๊วขาว

1 ชต. น้ำมันงา

1 ชต. ซีอิ๊วดำหวาน

12 พริกไทยดำ บุบ

150 กรัม กุ้ง ล้าง ผ่าหลัง

225 กรัม คึ่นช่าย หั่นท่อน

1 ชต. ผักชี น้ำจิ้ม

10 กรัม กระเทียม

5-10 กรัม พริกเขียว

1 ชต. น้ำตาล

2 ชต. น้ำมะนาว

2 ชต. น้ำปลา

Pasta with Prawns and Pistachio Pesto

Inspired by a dish we had at a restaurant on our recent trip to Puglia

Serves: 2

What you need

  • 200g Dried pasta
  • 6-8 Prawns, peeled & de-veined
  • 90g Pistachio kernels (NOT roasted)
  • 10g Pistachio kernels – finely chopped (for garnish)
  • 50ml Olive oil
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 10-12 Cherry tomatoes
  • 200g Canned lobster bisque soup
  • 25ml Vermouth or Brandy
  • A handful of basil, roughly chopped
  • Salt & Pepper

How to put this together

  1. Make the pesto by blending together 90g pistachio kernels + a pinch of slat + olive oil. Leave aside until needed.
  2. Heat 1T oil in a pan on medium-high heat. Add prawns. Fry until half done. Transfer to a plate.
  3. Heat 1T oil in the same pan, add garlic + cherry tomatoes. Fry until fragrant. Take care not to burn the garlic.
  4. Add lobster bisque soup. Bring to boil.
  5. Add pesto. Mix well.
  6. Add Brandy. Reduce to a simmer. Taste & season with salt and pepper
  7. Bring a large pan of water to boil with plenty of salt. Add pasta. Cook according to packet instructions, until al dente.
  8. Add pasta to the sauce with some pasta water. Mix well.
  9. Take off heat. Add chopped basil. Stir through.
  10. Serve immediately, sprinkled with finely chopped pistachio


Rice Soup with Prawns (ข้าวต้มกุ้ง)

Home comfort food – perfect for winter days!

Serves: 2

What you need

  • 2 cups Cooked jasmine rice (approx. 1 cup raw rice)
  • 1 cup Prawns, cut into small pieces
  • 1 Tbsp Garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp Oil
  • 750 ml Water or chicken stock
  • 3 slices Galangal
  • 3 Tbsp Soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Oyster sauce
  • 1/2 tsp Cracked black pepper
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp Coriander leaves, chopped


  • Chilli powder
  • Vinegar
  • Fish sauce
  • Sugar

How to put this together

  1. Bring water to boil, add galangal. Season with 2 Tbsp soy sauce + sugar + salt. Taste & season. Keep it on simmer.
  2. Heat oil in a pan, add garlic, fry until fragrant.
  3. Add prawns, fry for 30 seconds. Add 1 Tbsp soys sauce + oyster sauce + cracked pepper. Taste & season. Take off heat.
  4. Put 1 cup of rice in each bowl. Pour the soup over. Top with prawns.
  5. Sprinkle with coriander leaves.
  6. Serve immediately, with condiments on the side.