Steamed Garlic Prawns – 蒜茸蒸虾

A simple dish that everyone can cook and doesn’t take up a chunk of your time.

The key to this dish is FRESHNESS. Try to get hold of sea prawns as they definitely taste better than the farmed ones. It is also important to get large prawns so that they won’t get overcooked too easily during the steaming process!

As overcooked prawns taste powdery, we definitely wanna avoid that. You will know when your prawns are perfectly cooked if they are crunchy to the bite!

Combine with the garlic and soy sauce mixture to give it the aroma and slight saltiness this dish needs.

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  • Servings: 4

  • Time: 5 min

  • Skill: Easy


  1. 10-12 large prawns

  2. chopped spring onions for garnish

  3. Sauce

  4. 4 tbsp chicken stock

  5. 1 tbsp light soy sauce

  6. 1 tbsp hua tiao wine (optional)

  7. 1 tbsp sesame oil (adjust to taste)

  8. ½ tsp salt

  9. 1 tbsp minced ginger

  10. 2 tbsp minced garlic

  11. 1 tbsp chopped spring onions


  1. Garlic sauce add 4 tbsp chicken stock with,

  2. 1 tbsp light soy sauce,

  3. 1 tbsp hua tiao wine (optional),

  4. 1 tbsp sesame oil (adjust to taste),

  5. ½ tsp salt,

  6. 1 tbsp minced ginger,

  7. 2 tbsp minced garlic,

  8. 1 tbsp chopped spring onions

  9. Mix well and set aside

  10. Make a slit in the back of 10-12 large prawns, and devein them leaving the shells on

  11. Lay them out on a steaming tray slit side up

  12. Add garlic sauce to prawns

  13. Steam prawns for 3-5 mins (depending on size)

  14. Once done, scatter chopped spring onions over the prawns