Stir Fried Winged Bean with Prawns in Coconut Sauce – 椰汁炒四角豆

Tangy, sweet and coconutty, this recipe brings out the flavours of Thailand paired with a familiar crunch of winged beans!

Trust us, this dish is not to be missed. An absolute delight over warm rice, you’ll definitely want seconds with this rempah.

Wanna know the trade secret to crunchy winged beans? It’s in the shallow fry. You may skip the shallow fry for a quicker cooking time but we highly recommend it.

Rather not be eating prawns, swap out for other proteins or skip it entirely!

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  • Servings: 3 - 4 pax

  • Time: 30 mins

  • Skill: Easy


  1. 250g Winged Bean (sliced)

  2. 8 pieces Prawns (Shelled and deveined)

  3. 1 tsp Salt

  4. 2 tsp Sugar

  5. 100ml Coconut milk

  6. 1 tsp Fish sauce

  7. Rempah

  8. 80g Shallots

  9. 2 Cloves garlic

  10. 3 Candlenuts

  11. 2 Chilli padi (deseeded and sliced)

  12. 1 stalk Lemongrass (White part only, chopped)


  1. Combine rempah ingredients and blend into a fine paste form.

  2. Heat up oil in a pan and slightly shallow fry the winged bean till about 70% cooked, drain away oil and set aside.

  3. With some oil in the pan, fry rempah paste till fragrant and oil separates.

  4. Add in salt, sugar and half coconut milk.

  5. Add prawns into the pan and continue to stir fry till cooked.

  6. Toss in a winged bean and stir in the other half of the coconut milk. Add in fish sauce. Continue to stir fry till well mixed.

  7. Instructions

    1. Dish up and serve hot.

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