Stir-Fried Prawn with Umami

Cooking Time
20 minutes
190 calories

Prawn is rich in inosinate and glutamate. Chinese cabbage is rich in glutamate and so forth. Pairing of these two ingredients provides umami synergy and makes dish tasty. Recipe from Umami Information Center.


  • 8 prawns
  • Starch powder
  • 2 leaves Chinese cabbage
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1/2 tsp chopped garlic
  • 1 tsp chopped ginger
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For sauce

  • 1/4 cup hot water
  • 1 tbsp sake
  • 2 tsps oyster sauce
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp starch powder


  1. After taking the skin off the prawns, remove the digestive tract from the back of the prawns and dust them with starch powder and boil. Cut Chinese cabbage into cube squares.

  2. Heat vegetable oil to medium heat in a pan and fry garlic and ginger until there is a pleasant aroma. Then, increase the heat and add the Chinese cabbage and stir fry.

  3. Mix sauce ingredients and add with prawns into the pan and mix quickly. Season with salt and pepper.

Umami comes from...


Inosinate : 90mg/100g
Glutamate : 120mg/100g

©Umami Information Center

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