Tiger Prawn 老虎虾
老虎虾 (Lǎo Hǔ Xiā)
Lao Hau Hei
From SGD $11.00
The Tiger Prawn is definitely one of the most popular members of the crustacean family as their “Tiger strips” are aesthetically very pleasing. Majority of the tiger prawns sold are farmed and are considerably cheaper in price as compared to the wild-caught ones. But regardless farmed or wild, both taste equally delicious.
Wet markets, online e-commerce platforms or leading supermarkets could be selling the same type of prawns at different prices. One of the main reason is because they are sold under different categories, thus the varied prices:
– Frozen Thawed
– Freshly Chilled
Very popular because of its bouncy, crunchy and naturally sweet taste.
Tiger prawns go extremely well with butter and garlic!
The cooking methods for these prawns are almost limitless, depending on the size, you can;
- poach them,
- steam it for its all-natural taste,
- pan sautéing with different combinations of sauces,
- frying it with batter / crumbs / tempura or even
- baking it with cheese
Larger sizes prawns can be skewered and grilled even!