Claypot Tanhoon Prawns

claypot tanhoon prawns

claypot tanhoon prawns – 23.6.2016

i was motivated to make claypot tanhoon after the claypot alaskan crab tanhoon at ah yat seafood @ grandstand recently.


claypot tanhoon prawns

claypot tanhoon prawns – 23.6.2016


i decided on prawns to experiment the new dish.

did not want to waste expensive crabs until i get the dish right!


claypot tanhoon prawns

claypot tanhoon prawns – 17.6.2016

i did the dish twice.

first time was for a family dinner on 17.6.2016.

claypot tanhoon prawns

claypot tanhoon prawns – 17.6.2016

flavour was good. tanhoon was slightly overcooked.

claypot tanhoon prawns

claypot tanhoon prawns

second time was for a 12pax homecooked claypot rice + crabby dinner for my OPS primary school classmates on 23,6.2016.

that was near perfect la!

so flavourful & tasty the tanhoon, prawns good, can be improved though!

actually after i tried again ah yat’s claypot alaskan crab tanhoon again on 2.7.2016, i guess mine was a little less perfect…lol!!! 🙂

see recipe & directions below. 🙂

c.h.e.f andy


  • 500g deveined medium prawns with shell
  • 100g sliced belly pork (optional)
  • 150g tanhoon (3 bundles)
  • 4 stalks coriander
  • 1 chopped chilli padi
  • 2 cm cut ginger pieces
  • 1 bulb peeled garlic cloves
  • 1.5 – 2tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 cup prawn stock
  • 1 cup chicken stock

Directions (for stock):

  1. prepare prawn stock – fry prawn heads & shell in butter (or oil) till fragrant. add salt, a bit of oil, water & boil for 2-3hrs.
  2. prepare chicken stock – i debone 1 chicken & boil the chicken bones with cut carrots for 6hrs – very intense stock


  1. soften & brown garlic cloves in oil. add chilli padi, cut ginger, black pepper. fry till fragrant.
  2. add sliced belly pork. add 2 stalks coriander.
  3. add prawn stock & chicken stock & reduce by 1/3
  4. marinate prawns with 2tsp fish sauce & white pepper. add prawns & cook in stock. remove prawns.
  5. put tanhoon in water to soften. when ready to cook, boil stock. add tanhoon, toss, turn fire to lowest & cover the claypot for few minutes. toss again. add cooked prawns, cover briefly. voila!

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