Chinese New Year special: JW Marriott’s Oriental Chef Alexsander Cheng shares a prawn recipe

JW Marriott Kolkata’s Asian fine diner Vintage Asia shares exotic Chinese prawn recipe with Indulge readers on the occasion of Chinese New Year

author_img Sharmistha Ghosal Published :  08th February 2019 12:00 AM   |   Published :   |  08th February 2019 12:00 AM
Best Prawn Recipe

Crispy Fried Prawn with Golden Salted Egg Yolk

Chef Alexsander Cheng, Oriental Chef of JW Marriott Kolkata needs no introduction. Working as the Oriental Specialty Expat Chef, he is at the helm of Marriott’s Asian fine diner Vintage Asia. The Indonesian-born friendly Chef , who has worked in some of the best fine diners in Taiwan and Indonesia has perfected his culinary craft over the past 15 years. On the occasion of Chinese New Year, the chef shares an easy-to-make, delectable Chinese prawn recipe exclusively with Indulge.

Chef Alexsander Cheng, Oriental Chef, JW Marriott Kolkata

Crispy Fried Prawn with Golden Salted Egg Yolk


Prawns: Four pieces

Curry leaves

Chopped chillies

Minced Garlic


Egg Yolk



Season the prawns with salt and white pepper.

Fry the prawns in batches for about 20 seconds so that it doesn’t get overcooked. Place the prawns in a separate bowl and keep aside for a few minutes.

In a wok, put sautéed minced garlic in a little vegetable oil and butter and sauté them for 30 seconds.

Add curry leaves and cook for another 30 seconds.

Add the salted egg yolk and stir this over medium heat.

Need to stir it constantly because the sauce can bubble and pop. Also, stirring will make the sauce creamier.

Add the prawns to the sauce. Season with salt and white pepper and toss the prawns in the sauce until well-coated.

Remove from the heat and serve the prawns immediately.