20 Dec '13, 2am

Singapore Prawn Files: The Sand Prawns - Sua Lor, Greasyback, Jinga, Middle, Western King, Red Spot King Prawns

Singapore Prawn Files: The Sand Prawns - Sua Lor, Greasyback, Jinga, Middle, Western King, Red Spot King Prawns

卢 (lit Hut in the sand) - 红尾 (red tail) I first heard of Sua Lor prawns when I spoke to the uncle at Che Jian Fried Hokkien Mee at Chomp Chomp. He told me that he only uses wild caught Sua Lor for his Hokkien Mee as they are the traditional and still the best prawns for making the stock for Fried Hokkien Mee. Lots of stalls nowadays use farmed prawns (L. vannamai ) because Sua Lors are not always as easily available. Petasma and Thelycum of Metapenaeus ensis Sua Lors are favoured by many local prawn fanciers because of their strong prawny flavour and tender texture. The difference between a Sua Lor and a Ang Kah (Indian White) is immediately evident even to the untrained palate. They are also the favoured prawn for making fried prawn cakes and prawn rolls (Ngor Hiang). Because of their rough and thick shells, they are usually shelled before using. Their thick shells do mak...

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