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Big & Juicy Freshwater Prawn Mee found in Miri!

Good day, foodies! If you’re a fan of prawns and seek to try out some Prawn Mee in Miri, then this is for you! Thien Sin Prawn Mee, located nearby Bumiko area, is one of the few places that does Prawn Mee well in Miri.

Thien Sin Prawn Mee

The ladyboss of Thien Sin Prawn Mee has been cooking up delicious noodles for patrons to enjoy as breakfast for more than 3 decades. Now, that’s a long time! One of the few menu items that customers are always coming back for more is her Prawn Mee! Their prawns ain’t just any ordinary little shrimps, they specifically serve Freshwater Prawns. There are several ways to cook up your prawn noodles, choices includes Wan Tan Ho, Zao Cai Fen Gan, Tom Yam or even the regular Mee Goreng Kering style, just to name a few.

Here’s what we tried out:

FooChow Zao Cai Fen Gan with Prawns

Zao Cai Fen Gan is known to be a FooChow dish, whereby Zao Cai literally means preserved or fermented sour vege. And it’s this ingredient right here that gives that sourness to the whole dish which might not be for everyone. If you favour sour-flavoured soup, this you gotta try.

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Firstly, the lady boss cooks up the vermicelli noodles by stir-frying it with condiments and seasonings on the hot wok. That is then put aside, and she starts prepping the soup for the dish. The prawns were cleaned and left to simmer in the hot boiling water along with the zao cai, which releases all the sour but robust flavours. Lastly, the cook pours the insanely fragrant soup into the bowl of noodles (which was cooked earlier) along with the prawns. First dish ready to be served!

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The freshwater prawns does indeed release its own essence into the soup, giving it rich flavours from the flesh and shell. Not forgetting to mention its sweet and juicy tasting meat. There isn’t any foul or too prawny of a smell. The noodles used here are thick rice vermicelli which really soaks up a good amount of the very flavoursome broth.

Mee Goreng Kering with Fried Prawns

If you prefer your noodles to be on the dry side, you can opt for their Mee Goreng Kering with Fried Prawns. It’s equally as good as her soup dishes. So, for this dish, the cook stir-fry a plate of yellow noodles (mee) on the hot wok, a little seasonings and condiments here and there. Then, she plates that up first.

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Next, she fries up the prawns in hot oil. Nothing too fancy, simple but delicate techniques. Few minutes later, after the prawns’ shell turns vibrantly orangey-red, it’s ready to be plated on top of the cooked mee. Prawns can sometimes turn rubbery if it’s overcooked, this however was cooked to perfection. You can taste the wok hei in this as it was cooked over big fire.

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For me, it’s all about that sweet, big and succulent prawns that I couldn’t wait to sink my teeth into. Doesn’t that vibrant colour makes it even more appetizing to eat? Imagine having this with chopped chilli padi and kicap on the side. Superb!

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Wan Tan Ho with Prawns

Moreover, we also tried their Prawn version of Wan Tan Ho. The kueh tiao noodles were lightly cooked up first, followed by the slightly thick gravy whereby prawn broth was infused into it. Add in an egg, and there you go! Wan Tan Ho with prawns.

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No worries they do have the ordinary menu items including Mee Goreng Basah, Mi Hun Goreng and also Fish Noodle Soup (seasonal).

Mee Goreng Basah – with extra pork!

Check out their Mee Goreng Basah, add on more of the pork slices or kidneys for an extra experience. Something else worth mentioning is the shop’s cup of coffee, it’s pretty good coffee I must say. Will surely perk up your mornings.

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So, what’s holding you back? Treat yourself into a generous bowl of Prawn Mee this weekend in Miri!

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FooChow Zao Cai Fen Gan with Prawns – RM 30
Mee Goreng Kering with Prawns – RM 30
Wan Tan Ho with Prawns – RM 31
Mee Goreng Basah (with extra pork) – RM 7


Shop Name: Thien Sin Prawn Mee

Address: Jalan Jade 1, Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia

Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday (7am -1pm) [Every 2 weeks, Tuesday Offday]

Waze: Search for “Thien Sin Prawn Mee”

Status: Non-Halal

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