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Spicy Shrimp Stir Fry With Noodles

Spicy Shrimp Stir Fry With Noodles

Spicy Prawn Stir Fry with Noodles

This spicy shrimp stir-fry with noodles recipe has a lovely kick. It is one of the easiest meals I know and packed with delicious flavours!

I make this shrimp stir fry with noodles when I need to make a quick and easy meal that everyone in the family loves!

prawn stir fry with noodles
Spicy Shrimp Stir Fry With Noodles

Prawns or Shrimps?

You may notice that I refer to both shrimp and prawn in this recipe. Although shrimp and prawns are indeed different species of crustacean, for this recipe you can use either. I refer to them interchangeably throughout this post (and indeed in other posts).

The main difference is that prawns have claws on three of their leg pairs while shrimp only have them on two. This is not something you would notice when you buy them pre-peeled and maybe pre-cooked in the supermarket!

Obviously, you have different sizes, but for this recipe just use what you can get your hands on, large or small, just make sure they are have been peeled and deveined. I used frozen prawns in these photos.

Indonesian Food

Have you ever tried spicy Indonesian noodles? When I worked in the Netherlands, I used to frequent a fast food place in Ridderkerk, called Dapur Ibu, and buy a takeaway lunch at least twice a week.

You can make your selection from the counter there and they heat it up on the spot in the microwave. I would always choose the same spicy noodles with some spicy meat like some smoor djawa or rendang daging. And sometimes I would order a bakwan jagung corn fritter as a dessert. Absolutely delicious. 

It was so good – it was my special treat when I needed one.

I am still trying to copycat their recipe, through trial and error, but I am not quite there yet. This recipe has a little kick and is getting closer. I am still working on it 😃

Spicy Vegetable Stir-fry Noodles

Apart from the prawns or shrimps, the noodles and vegetables are the other main ingredients of this meal.

The great thing about this one is that we can generally use ingredients that we already have in the cupboard/fridge. It does not have to be these particular vegetables, it can be spring onions, carrots, sugar snaps or whatever you need to get rid of and use up.

All the ingredients below I have anyway in the kitchen/fridge, as most of it keeps for ages. The recipe below just shows what I was needing to finish up when I made this meal.

pan fried noodles

I always keep some egg noodles in the pantry, and some prawns in the freezer, just for that day that you do not want to go and shop for groceries, and you have run out of everything else!

The recipe may seem daunting at first but really it is pretty simple and quick to make and is worth the effort.

spicy noodles

You can even invite your pals around for a spicy noodles challenge! See how spicy you can make it!

Try your own ingredients and let me know how to improve it!

If you do try it please let me know how you get on in the comments section below!

How to make Prawn stir fry noodles

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spicy noodles

Spicy prawn noodles

Yield: 3 Servings
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes

This yummy oriental spicy fried prawn noodles dish is easy and quick to make. Use it to finish off any vegetable leftovers.


  • Extra fine green beans 100 g
  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 flat mushroom, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp premium dark soy sauce
  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp ginger puree
  • 1 tsp sriracha sauce (YES!)
  • 200g Frozen prawns (or shrimps)
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • Medium egg noodles 180g (2 bundles)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tbsp vegetable oil



  1. Top and tail the beans and put them in a pan of salted boiling water for about 5 minutes.
  2. In the meantime prepare the remaining ingredients – chop the garlic, onion, mushrooms and any other vegetables you may be using. Place the frozen prawns in a bowl of warm water to defrost them.
  3. Then put the prawns in a sieve and squeeze any excess water out by hand, using a kitchen towel to dry them if you need to. Then remove to a plate.

Prepare Noodles

  1. Remove the beans from water with a sieve. Then add the noodles to the water and boil for 3-4 minutes, or as recommended by the manufacturer. During boiling keep moving the noodles around in the pan to separate them. After boiling remove the noodles from the water into a sieve and cool them under the cold water tap.

Wok stir-fry

  1. At the same time, you can heat the olive oil in a wok, throw in the garlic, add the prawns and fry them for about 3 minutes turning them to cook each side. Then remove them to a plate when finished.
  2. In the same wok add a tbsp. of vegetable oil, and when shimmering, you can add the cooled noodles. Fry on one side for about 2 minutes without stirring. Then turn over and cook the other side for another 2 minutes. Then remove from the wok to a plate.
  3. While you are frying the noodles you can mix the soy sauce, premium soy sauce, sugar, sriracha, sesame oil and ginger puree in a small cup.
  4. Then use the same wok to fry the onion and mushroom, and any other vegetables you may have, in the rest of the vegetable oil.
  5. Finally, add the noodles and the soy sauce mixture and stir until everything is well covered in the delicious sauce. And then to finish off, add the prawns, green beans and mix.


This meal can use a variety of ingredients to suit your taste. You can adjust the spiciness to suit by adding more sriracha or a sliced red chilli.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 3 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 344Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 158mgSodium: 1268mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 2gSugar: 5gProtein: 20g

This nutrition information was automatically calculated by Nutritionix, but may not be 100% accurate.

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