Chicken and Prawn Hailam Noodles

Chicken and Prawn Hailam Noodles

Chicken and Prawn Hailam Noodles

Straight from the heart and fresh from the kitchen, these no-fuss culinary creations from Adam Liaw in celebration of AYAM's 125th Anniversary, are sure to impress.

'When I cook, I like to keep things simple. There is no correlation between how difficult a dish is to cook and how good it tastes. Food is fun and cooking for the family shouldn't be a chore," Liaw said.

'We don't need to overcomplicate our food when we're cooking at home. A few sauces in the pantry are all the seasonings you need to turn whatever ingredients you have on hand into a delicious family meal."

'That's the way I cook at home, and that's the way my mother and grandmother taught me how to do it. We've all been using AYAM products for generations."

AYAM is a leading Asian food brand, renowned for delivering quality products and authentic tastes making it the perfect additional to family-friendly meals.

Chicken and Prawn Hailam Noodles
Serves 4


200g chicken thigh, skin removed and thinly sliced
2 tbsp peanut oil, or other vegetable oil
2 thick slices of ginger, bruised
3 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
2-3 large leaves of Chinese cabbage, sliced
1 small carrot, cut into matchsticks
100g peeled and deveined raw prawns, butterflied
1 tbsp AYAM oyster sauce
1 tsp AYAM light soy sauce
1 tsp AYAM dark soy sauce
¼ tsp ground white pepper
a pinch of caster sugar
1 cup chicken stock, or water
500g thick fresh Hokkien noodles
1 tsp cornflour mixed into 1 tbsp cold water
½ cup coriander leaves, to serve
2 tbsp fried shallots, to serve

Chicken marinade
1 tsp AYAM soy sauce
1 tsp Shaoxing wine
1 tsp cornflour
½ tsp AYAM sesame oil


Combine the chicken with the chicken marinade ingredients. Heat a wok until it is very hot and add in the oil around the edges so it runs into the bottom of the wok. Add in the ginger first and then after a few seconds, the garlic. Toss the garlic and ginger around in the oil until the garlic starts to brown and then add in the chicken. Stir fry the chicken until it starts to brown, add in the cabbage and carrot, and then the sauce ingredients except the chicken broth. When the vegetables soften, add in the chicken broth and bring to the boil. Add the prawns and cook through. Taste the sauce forming in the bottom. It should taste strong and flavourful. Adjust for seasoning.
Poke a few holes in the bag of noodles and massage gently to loosen them. Add in the noodles and stir fry to combine. Continue to cook for about 2-3 minutes until the noodles are nearly al dente. Pour over the cornflour mixture, and stir through until the sauce is thickened and coating the boodles. Transfer to a plate, garnish with coriander and fried shallots.