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There is no secret that people would line up for Prawn Fried Hor Fun. Those who are familiar with the dish will tell you that this tasty dish can be smelled from miles away. Plus, you can never go wrong with prawns.
This dish is the ultimate comfort food you’d eat when you’re feeling down. Not everyone can make cook good Prawn Fried Hor Fun, but if you have found somewhere that does, consider yourself one of the lucky ones.
What is Prawn Fried Hor Fun?
It is a dish of pan-fried flat rice noodles with oyster sauce and soy sauce along with kailan and of course, fresh prawns. The rich flavour of the dish lies in the broth, which gets its flavour from the oyster sauce, soy sauce and juices from the prawns.
A local foodie would tell you that the best prawn fried hor fun is always the ones that are served in small food stalls.
The History of Prawn Fried Hor Fun
Char Hor Fun or fried Hor Fun is said to originate from China in the town of Shahe, now part of the Tianhe District in Guangzhou. In China, Hor Fun is known as Shahe fen. The noodle is then translated into Cantonese, which gives it the name Hor Fun.
It was said that the Hor Fun noodle was perfected by the Cantonese by making the original Shahe Fen noodles thinner and adding in porous areas to allow the noodle to absorb the gravy and flavour of the broth. This method that was traditionally used for cooking the Shahe Fen.
The recipe then progressed to being wok-fried, and as the Chinese migrated to Southeast Asian countries, the recipe followed. While some recipes were changed to adapt to the local flavours, the Prawn Fried Hor Fun remains an unchanged favourite as the ingredients were synonymous with the Southeast Asian culinary culture.
Some people might argue that the Hor Fun is similar to that of the Kuey Teow, but good Chinese restaurants would never mix the two noodles. Today, Char Hor Fun is famous in countries like Singapore and Malaysia.
Its Nutritional Content
Fried Hor Fun is not necessarily the best food to eat when you’re trying to care for your health as a serving can contain anywhere between 550 to 600 calories. Therefore, it is smart to balance it out with prawns.
Prawns have a high content of selenium which is considered to be one of the most effective antioxidants that help to maintain healthy cells. Prawns are also rich in Zinc, a nutrient that helps to develop a healthy immune system. Prawns can also help you maintain strong bones due to its Phosphorus content.
Where to get good Prawn Fried Hor Fun in Malaysia
There is no way anyone can resist a good plate of Prawn Fried Hor Fun so if you are already craving for this dish, make your way to Kong Kee Seafood Restaurant in Rawang and choose from their variety of Hor Fun dishes. Similarly, you can also get your Hor Fun from Madam Chongs Prawn Noodles House.
Want to get your Hor Fun delivered to you instead? Scroll through the foodpanda app and choose from the many Chinese Restaurants that are available for delivery near you.