'Heong Dei Mei' With Fresh Water Prawns & A Giveaway

Hubby bought a few kilos of live fresh water prawns on our last trip travelling during the Chinese New Year, at Tanjung Tualang, Perak state. Tanjung Tualang is a very small town and large fresh water prawns is  the main attraction of this area. These prawns are widely breed since many years ago at most of the abandon tin mining area. These fresh water prawns are actually hubby's fishing bait. hehe..... However, there's still some dead ones after a long distance travelling. He doesn't mind I used some of them. I have to plan wisely cause only limited prawns I have in hand. It actually reminds me of using it on 'heong dei mei' (in cantonese) or 'xiang de mee' (in mandarin). Whereas, both brings the meaning as fragrant deep fried vermicelli  hidden below. Well, I guess the pictures says it all ! :o)

These are the fried vermicelli that I made my own. I used roughly about 400gm vermicelli for frying. Slightly loosen the vermicelli and then fry them over high heat till nicely expend.

This vegetable is called as aromatic celtuce under the lettuce family. I love it stir fried especially with fermented bean curd or 'fu yu'. Since I was out of other green vegetables, I'll try this on my vermicelli.

(Recipe serving 3-4 persons)
Ingredients for prawns gravy :
3 cups  water
10 pcs  fresh water prawns, trimmed
1 small fish cake, cut small (optional)
salt & pepper to taste (I used 1/3 tspn salt)
1/3 tspn  vegetables granules
1 egg, roughly beaten
2 TB  chopped garlic
some aromatic celtuce leaves, cut small (as desired)
*thickening : 3 TB  water mixed with 1 TB  tapioca starch

Method :
(1) preheat frying pan or wok with 3 TB cooking oil, then stir in garlic and saute till fragrant (lightly brown).
(2) add in prawns & any other meat, cook till the prawns turned red.
(3) now, add in water, salt & pepper and vegetables granules, and bring it to boil over high heat.
(4) finally, stir in celtuce & thickening, let to cook for about a minute over medium heat or till the gravy became slightly thicken.
(5) off the heat, add in egg and let to stand for 2 minutes before stirring the gravy.
(6) now, pour gravy over to the serving plate with fried vermicelli and serve hot.

Hmmm...mmm..... I really enjoy having it hot especially while the fried vermicelli still crispy crunch. It tasted so scrumptious. But of course, the fried vermicelli will turned soft quite fast due to its rapid absorption efficiency and that is why more gravy is recommended. My family can easily finish off one kilo of vermicelli in one round. I could say its quite addictive. Hope you guys will love it too ! Enjoy.

Now, before ending this post I have a little gift to four(4) of my lucky worldwide readers on behalf of NuNaturals. All you need is just leave a comment here on this post with your contact address or email, effective from today till 10th of March 2014. The lucky winners will receive ( 1 ) one bottle of each of the Lemon / Cherry Vanilla / Peppermint Flavored Stevia Liquids, PLUS a 50 pkt box of our NuStevia White Stevia Powder packets from NuNaturals.

And for My Little Space readers, you will also receive a 15% discount on your entire online order at NuNaturals by just entering My Little Space discount code BLG0614, effective till 30th June 2014. Free shipping to the continental U.S. on all orders exceeding US$35.00 after discount.

Wishing you guys the best of luck !  


  1. Wow, so yummy yummy!
    Email: ling-yc@hotmail.com

  2. betty at bettycsh@hotmail.com
    My favourite way to eat vermicelli. Delicious!

  3. I will definitely try your version of this noodle. Thank you for sharing

  4. the food looks delicious!

  5. The noodle stir-fry looks super duper delicious. Love those giant prawns.

  6. Kristy, I simply love whatever you bake & cook =)
    Hope to have a chance to try this NuNaturals as well :)


  7. i love those crispy heong dai mai too. Good luck to those who participate in the contest.

  8. Gosh that looks good! I'd probably replace the prawns with chicken/beef since prawns are uber expensive, sigh...

  9. Sedap, delicious, ho chiak will be the words coming out from my mouth. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

  10. Wah... your mai fun dish looks so yummy ! Will try it next weekend for lunch = )

    Thank you for the giveaway... hope I win as I've been wanting to try NuNaturals stuffs.


    Christine Teo

  11. This is my sons favorite, especially the prawn. Yummy...

    xing hui


  12. oh the prawns look so good!

    Dumpling Love

  13. Yummylicious!

  14. Thank you for sharing your prawns with us on foodie friday. So good to see you again.

  15. That looks so delicious!
    Ddebra33 at gmail dot com

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  17. Thank you for the chance, NuNaturals is the best !

  18. our.apostolate

  19. Great way of having with seafood! Try my luck.

  20. Thanks for sharing! Look like very tasty oh!

  21. I can just imagine how delicious this dish taste.- tash

  22. Hi Everyone,
    Thanks so much for joining in the giveaway contest. The game is closed. Lets find out who are the winners on the 13th March.
    All the best guys!



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