Salted Egg Yolk Prawns – 牛油黃金虾

Here’s the part 2 of the salted egg yolk dishes, the other half of the sauce from the last salted egg yolk chicken video is for.
These days you see salted egg yolk in so many fusion dishes –  salted egg fries, salted egg waffles, salted egg everything, really. But let’s look at what REALLY started this salted egg trend – Salted Egg Yolk Prawns!

Another tasty and finger licking zi char goodie, we recommend using large prawns, so that you have a juicier and plumper result. You can cook it with or without the shell, it’s a matter of preference. For this recipe we used rice flour so that we get a better crunch when the prawns are deep-fried.

Best served for a big group of friends or family, cook enough for all to share and you’ll have yourself a fabulous meal.

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  • Servings: 4

  • Time: 30 min

  • Skill: Intermediate


  1. 20 large prawns

  2. 1 egg

  3. 1 cup rice flour

  4. 2-3 chilli padi

  5. 20 curry leaves

  6. 20g butter

  7. Marinade

  8. ½ tsp sugar

  9. ½ tsp salt

  10. ¼ tsp pepper

  11. Salted egg yolk sauce (makes 2 servings)

  12. 8 salted egg yolks

  13. 4 tbsp oil

  14. 1 tsp minced garlic

  15. 1 tsp minced ginger


  1. Steam 8 salted egg yolks for 10 mins

  2. Mash salted egg yolks as fine as possible

  3. Add 4 tbsp oil to pan

  4. Fry salted egg yolks until foamy

  5. Add 1 tsp minced garlic and 1 tsp minced ginger.

  6. Fry until fragrant and set aside

  7. Deshell and devein 20 large prawns

  8. Add 1 tsp sugar, ½ tsp salt, ¼ tsp pepper to prawns

  9. Let it marinate for 10 mins

  10. Beat an egg and set aside

  11. Pour 1 cup rice flour on a plate

  12. Dip prawns in egg wash, then coat with rice flour

  13. Heat oil to 160 degrees C, deep-fry prawns until golden brown

  14. Drain and set aside

  15. Chop 2-3 chilli padis

  16. Melt 20g of butter in pan

  17. Add chopped chilli padis and 20 curry leaves

  18. Add half the salted egg yolk sauce

  19. Fry until fragrant

  20. Add prawns and toss until evenly coated with sauce