Thai-Style Drunken Noodles with Prawns

Inspired by a recipe card while doing my shopping in Waitrose. I made these lovely Thai style drunken noodles with prawns with a few of my own tweaks, substituting the odd ingredient here and there. It was such a lovely light dinner full of oriental flavour.


150g noodles

2 tablespoons soy sauce

1 teaspoon fish sauce

1 tablespoon ketjap manis

1 teaspoon light brown sugar

2 tablespoons groundnut oil + 1 teaspoon for the noodles

180g king prawns

1 small onion – thinly sliced

10 asparagus spears

3 cloves garlic

1 teaspoon grated ginger

Half a red chillis – sliced

Half a lime


Start by boiling your noodles in boiling water for the advised cooking time. Drain and stir through a teaspoon of groundnut oil. Set aside.

In a large wok or frying pan heat your groundnut oil and pan fry your onions until they are softened now add the asparagus and cook for a further 2 minutes. Add the garlic, ginger and chilli and stir fry for another minute or so.

Now add your prawns and pan fry until cooked through. Stirring all the time.

Add your soy sauce, fish sauce, ketjap manis and brown sugar to a small bowl, mix and add to the pan.

Now toss in your noodles and stir the pan to mix everything up a little.

Serve immediately with lime wedges to squeeze over.