Ahh, Maggi Mee, the original favorite instant noodle that has been so instrumental in getting me through college and all those late night hunger. In fact, my first ever meal cooked without the help from mom was a packet of Maggi mee.

Back then, it was the curry flavor Maggi with an egg for extra umph. Nothing fancy, I was already having trouble cracking the egg without making a mess in the kitchen.

Maggi migoreng pedas, live prawns, with Haze Long
Magggi migoreng pedas, garlic, shallots, curry leaves, prawns, assistant!

After plenty late night cook-outs and a few years spent studying/working overseas, my general cooking skills has leveled up quite a bit; and with that, the sophistication in preparing a plate of good old Maggi too, has improved.

Today, I am going to share a simple recipe in preparing fried Maggi Mee with live fresh water prawn (details on getting the freshest fresh water prawn below). Maggi Mee, my way!

live fresh water prawn, fried
snipping the legs off, frying garlic/shallots/curry leaves, then prawns


  • 2 packets of Maggi Mee migoreng plus asli pedas (or any Maggi migoreng)
  • shallots, garlic, and curry leaves
  • 2 eggs
  • a dash of salt and soya sauce
  • 4-6 prawns (preferably live!)
  • vegetable oil

maggie migoreng pedas with prawns
boil the Maggi, then fry with the condiments and egg, success!

Steps for Prawns:

  • heat up frying pan with vegetable oil, and fry shallots, garlic, and curry leaves till fragant
  • add live prawn, and sauna it to death
  • add a dash of salt and some soya sauce
  • tips: add a dash of water and cover the frying pan to steam the seafood a little bit

Steps for Maggi:

  • boil Maggi for 2 minutes and then drain water
  • mix the condiment in a small bowl with 2 table spoon of water
  • stir fry the Maggi with the premixed condiment
  • add two eggs, and stir till eggs are cooked

haze long & KY with prawn maggi migoreng pedas
Haze, my cooking assistant and prawn fishing extraordinaire

Finally, add prawns to the noodle, and you’ve got a plate of really awesome fresh water prawn Maggi. Bonus point if you can do both of these steps at the same time to ensure that both items are piping hot when served.

That is my way of cooking Maggi, what about yours?

If you think you have a recipe as interesting, head to Maggi Mee My Way’s website to participate in the contest. All you have to do is by submitting your recipe with Maggi Mee and a few photos (remember your unique ingredients, like my live prawn, for example).

Winners walk away with cash prizes up to RM 4,000 plus RM 100 worth of Maggi products hamper. Check out the prizes listing here. I always love it when contests give away cash prizes, money is just so much more versatile.

The video above  is the prove that the prawns used for the post were really caught from a prawn fishing pond the hard way. We spent 2 hours (1st 45 minutes in vain as we somehow managed to not used the hook) and got a total of 6 prawns back.

The end result was a couple plates of very delicious Maggi Mee with fresh water prawns. Yums!

So do you have what it takes to join Maggi Mee, My Way?

Maggi Mee My Way – with Live Prawns!
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29 thoughts on “Maggi Mee My Way – with Live Prawns!

  • November 10, 2009 at 10:15 am

    Oh nice! This looks like the maggi mee that one of my friends in KK, Sabah used to cook. He lives in those stilt water houses so he can just stab crabs at night, chop it in half and dump it into 1 packet Maggi Ayam (only works with the chicken flavor, or so he claims).

    They tend to be short on money too, so his solution was to buy rice and add that into the maggi mee for enough carbs. I tried eating it with rice once when he demonstrated. Not too bad. 🙂

  • November 10, 2009 at 10:21 am

    Huai Bin,
    Crabs? wahh that sounds awesome! I usually like it with spicier flavored Maggi 😀

  • November 10, 2009 at 11:24 am

    wah i also want leh. the prawn so naisss…

  • November 10, 2009 at 11:35 am

    Oh yes it was *slurpsss*

  • November 10, 2009 at 11:41 am

    oo! helo haze.. and helo maggie mee! the nice touch to this already hot favourite instant fix, is of course the live fresh water prawns! tres yum..

  • November 10, 2009 at 12:02 pm

    dis is as grand as putting abalone into maggi mee (a rumour says tats how rich ppl eat their instant noodles with)

  • November 10, 2009 at 12:03 pm

    Yesss, yums max!

    Hahah but I think abalone is still way more expensive.

  • November 10, 2009 at 1:54 pm

    wah purposely come to selayang and catch prawns!! salute!!

  • November 10, 2009 at 3:15 pm

    Time to take out my wok and start to cook up something already, coz I also wnat lunch money!

  • November 10, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    hahah I don’t know where else to go okay!

    Make it happen 😛

  • November 10, 2009 at 6:48 pm

    did the prawns enjoy the sauna?

  • November 10, 2009 at 10:50 pm

    Hahaha, have to, else they might clam me!

    Haze Long,
    “suana” is suanie’s friend?

    Hahah of sure they did, they died for it. 😛

  • November 11, 2009 at 12:56 am

    A lil Fat Monkey,
    Hahaha almost, but no wine and air cond dining hall!

  • November 11, 2009 at 12:44 pm

    Chef Mel,
    Yahh the original!

  • November 11, 2009 at 6:16 pm

    Haha…at least you caught one! I didn’t even get a single bite!!

  • November 11, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    nice try bro . . .maybe u can do it better the next time – saute the ingredients and then tossed in the maggi mee and egg. mixed well. Add in prawn and mixed again lor. . . .ur mee will b better . . .just my 2cents

  • November 11, 2009 at 8:26 pm

    I quit Maggi years ago. =,=”

  • November 11, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    Precious Pea,
    Hahahah so tragic!

    Ah, simplistic is the key! 😛

    Oooo why!

  • November 12, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    wao….. cook maggie in seafood way!!! i think i saw u on 10th Nov at MidValley at Taiwanese restaurant, Fong Lye Restaurane leh…… do u go thr? waiting to see ur post of that.

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  • January 21, 2010 at 11:08 am

    Do you have the address for this prawn pond? Want to try fishing this weekend!Looks fun. Thanks

  • January 21, 2010 at 11:28 am

    Don’t really have the address but it’s directly opposite the main entrance of Selayang Mall


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