recipe has been published with the permission
of the Blue Elephant Cooking
School in Bangkok, Thailand. This is an
example of the type of dish you can learn to cook
at the School.
in the heart of Bangkok, the Blue Elephant Cooking
School is housed in a dazzling century old mansion
where you can discover and experience the culinary
wonders of Royal Thai Cuisine.
Blue Elephant Cooking School has fully equipped
facilities offering you the chance to put your
hand to practicing Thai Cuisine. A typical day
commences with a visit to the morning market.
Accompanied by your instructor, you will learn
to select and buy Thai ingredients for your personal
cooking lesson. Classes are followed by a meal
in the delightful Blue Elephant restaurant where
you sample your own cooking as well as additional
or Crispy Noodles are for serving as a side dish.
medium-sized prawn, shelled and de-veined with
tail left on
white breadcrumbs to coat
vegetable oil for deep-frying
80g / 3oz rice vermicelli (noodles)
1/2 large egg
3 1/2 tbsp vegetable oil
15g / 1/2 oz chicken breast, minced
15g / 1/2 oz small prawns, shelled, de-veined
1 tbsp tomato ketchup
1 tsp chilli sauce
6 tbsp sugar
1 tsp salt
2 tsp lemon juice
2 tsp fresh orange juice
zest 2 oranges, finely sliced
Fresh coriander leaves for sprinkling
deep-frying oil to 180°C / 350°F. Dip
the noodles briefly into the oil, then drain
on absorbent paper and keep hot.
the egg, then pour half through a fine sieve
held high over the deep-frying oil. Stir it
for a second or two, drain on absorbent paper
and keep hot.
the breaded prawn for about 2 minutes, until
golden-brown, drain on absorbent paper and keep
the 3 1/2 tbsp vegetable oil in a wok until
very hot. Add the rest of the beaten egg and
scramble. Add the minced chicken and chopped
prawn and stir-fry for 1 minute.
the tomato ketchup, chilli sauce, sugar and
salt while continuing to stir. Add the lemon
and orange juice and zest. Lower the heat and
simmer for about for about 3 minutes, until
the mixture thickens to a syrupy consistency.
off the heat and gently fold in the deep-fried
noodles, making sure they are well mixed with
the sauce. Remove and place on a serving dish.
The noodles will become crisp as they cool.
Spread the crisp fried egg over. Place the deep-fried
prawn on top and sprinkle with coriander.
Blue Elephant Cooking School