Salted Egg Yolk Prawns – Cooking

I once tried this dish in a buffet restaurant and fell in love with it. I did not post about this restaurant because the rest of the food was terrible, but for $18 and an unlimited supply of freshly cooked prawns (and exposure to such a delicious dish), it was worth it. I was never a fan of salted eggs but this is an exception.


  • 350g prawns
  • 1/2tsp salt
  • 1tsp soya sauce
  • 1 egg white
  • 1tbsp corn starch
  • cooking oil
  • white pepper
  • 50g corn flour
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 4 salted egg yolks
  • 1 sprig curry leaf
  • 1 chili padi, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped


  1. Peeled, wash and pat dry prawns and mix prawns with salt, soya sauce, egg white, corn starch and pepper and marinate for 1 hour.
  2. Steam and mash the salted egg yolks
  3. Coat prawn with corn flour thoroughly.
  4. In very hot oil in a deep frying pan, fry the prawns until crispy. It should take less than a minute.
  5. Discard the oil and set prawns aside on a plate.
  6. Sauté chopped garlic, chili and curry leaf in butter until fragrant.
  7. Add salted egg yolks and stir constantly to prevent it from burning.
  8. Stir until it disintegrates to become like a paste.
  9. Add deep fried prawns when paste has bubbled and stir fry to combine.


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