Udang Galah is a big Prawn. There is no specific name for it in English. It is only found in the tropic especially in the Southeast Asia region. For more detail of what this wonderful freshwater Prawn is please read this. Some call it as Giant Freshwater Prawn. It is like a lobster but yet not a lobster. It is fleshy and made wonderful and nutritious dishes that taste great as well.
Nowadays it is difficult to get it at the local market since most of it is bought by hotels or restaurants and what left is expensive. Anyway I still could get it at the Datuk Keramat market sometime where I go often to look for fresh seafood, poultry and meat. Now it cost RM40 to RM50 a kilo. One may get about seven or eight Udang Galah in a kilo. I normally bought 2 kilos which is just enough for the family. [US$1:00 = RM2:96]
There are many ways to cook it. One simple way is just to garnish it with salt and turmeric powder and just fry it the usual way or just grilled it at Barb Q. It cooks fast indeed. The grand kids loved it when it is cook as a Sweet and Sour dish. So most of the times my spouse would just cook it that way and it taste excellent.
Images in this posting show the process of how this nutritious dish of a Sweet and Sour Udang Galah is prepared.
Have a nice day.