Steamed Garlic Prawns with Look Funn

Demonstrated by: Sammy Li of Waikiki Lau Yee Chai.
2004 Narcissus Festival on February 15, 2004.



Steamed Garlic Prawns with Look Funn

  • 1/4 lb look funn (Chinese rice noodles)
  • 4 medium-sized prawns
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Finely sliced green onions for garnish (optional)


  1. Place look funn on a heat-resistant plate.
  2. Using scissors, butterfly prawns, head to tail, by cutting through the backshell of each prawn.
  3. Dry the prawns with paper towels and sprinkle each prawn with a pinch of salt.
  4. Spoon garlic onto the prawns and place prawns, shell side down, on the look funn.
  5. In a steamer, bring water to boil.
  6. Carefully place the plate of look funn and prawns into the steamer and steam for 7 to 10 minutes.
  7. Remove from steamer and top with soy sauce, sesame oil, and salt.
  8. Garnish with green onions.

Makes 4 servings.


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