Recipe: Chef Sam Leong's La Mian

Last updated: Thursday, November 10, 2022 | 2 min reading time

Recreate Guest Chef Sam Leong's very own La Mian, a somen noodle dish with fresh seafood in a chicken-based pumpkin broth.

Ah Sam La Mian

Somen noodles with fresh prawns, crabmeat, and combination of fresh as well as dried scallops, all served together in a chicken-based pumpkin broth

Nutritional Highlights

Deliciously smooth, low-fat wheat noodles in a delicious pumpkin broth enriched with flavourful seafood. Not only is this dish warm and nourishing, it is rich in antioxidants such as beta-carotenes that support eye health and helps enhance the body's immune function.

Chef Sam Leong's La Mian dish

Recipe (for 10)

Main Ingredients
Somen 10 bunches (50g/bunch)
Large prawns 10 pcs (20 – 25pcs/kg)
Scallop (diced) 10 pcs (3g/pc)
Dried scallops 10 pcs (3g/pc)
Crab meat 300g
Pumpkin broth 2 litres
Prawn and Scallop Marinade
Egg white 1 egg (approx. 50g)
Salt 1 tsp
Sugar 1/2 tsp
Sesame oil 1 tsp
Corn starch 1 tsp
Spring onions (chopped) 1g
Coriander (chopped) 1g
Red vinegar A dash
Crispy shallots Add to taste

La mian recipe preparation


  1. Marinate prawns and scallops with egg white, salt, sugar, sesame oil and corn starch and set aside.
  2. Poach prawns and scallops quickly with hot water till cooked and set aside.
  3. Soak dried scallops in water for 30 minutes prior to cooking. Place spring onions, ginger and a bit of oil on top of dried scallops. Chicken stock may be used to steam the dried scallops. Steam for 1 hour, or until soft and set aside.
  4. Poach somen in hot water and place in a bowl.
  5. Bring pumpkin broth to a boil, add in all the ingredients and stir well. Pour the soup over the somen.
  6. Garnish with spring onions, coriander and crispy shallots.
  7. Serve with red vinegar on the side.

Chef Sam Leong cooking

Chef Sam Leong's La Mian is one of the dishes from our special Guest Chef menu, prepared fresh each day by our culinary teams in Mount Elizabeth Hospitals and Gleneagles Hospital. It's been reviewed by our dietitians to ensure that it's as nutritious as it is tasty.

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