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Singapore Cereal Prawns

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  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Singaporean


Cereal Prawns is a popular Singaporean delicacy featuring succulent prawns coated in a fragrant and crispy cereal mixture. A delightful fusion of flavours and textures.


Units Scale


  • 750 g large prawns
  • 3 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 3 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 egg
  • oil, for shallow frying


  • 1 cup original Nestum cereal or Aik Cheong Vita Flakes
  • 1 chicken cube, crumbed
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp powdered milk
  • 6 pcs birds eye chillies, thinly sliced
  • 8 sprigs curry leaves, leaves removed
  • 100 g butter
  • salt
  • ground white pepper


  1. Combine all purpose flour and cornflour in a tray.
  2. Whisk an egg in a shallow bowl.
  3. Coat prawns in egg, then dust with flour mixture. Fry prawns in hot oil until firm and orange around 1 to 2 minutes. Drain on kitchen paper, set aside.
  4. Mix Nestum cereal, caster sugar, powdered milk, and crumbled chicken stock cube in another bowl. Set aside.
  5. In a clean wok, melt butter over medium heat. Add curry leaves and sliced chillies, cook for 15 seconds.
  6. Add cereal mixture, toss for 2 minutes until cereal is lightly toasted.
  7. Add cooked prawns, toss for 1 minute.
  8. Season with salt and ground white pepper.
  9. Serve immediately.