Chef Notes: Prawns - I don't normally take off the heads or any of the shells nor do I de-vein the prawn. By breaking any of the shell, or exposing the meat after de-vein, makes the cooked prawns, dry and generally less yummy. Cereal - Unfortunately, you can't substitute to cereal to any other brand. It has to be Nestum for its original taste and texture. Speed - The cooking stage of the cereal, should be fast and quick, while always adjusting the heat on the wok. By leaving it for too long and/or not controlling the heat, the cereal is more likely to burn. Burnt bits contribute a very charred aroma and generally not considered well done. Versions - While there are other versions with Milk powder included - i find that taste not discernible to the average eater. The milk powder only contributes the sweetness which can be replaced by sugar. Chillies - I normally use the normal 'big' or Cayenne style peppers for a milder spice - however if you want to ramp up the scoville meter, then by all means use Bird's Eyes for that extra bite. Butter - If you haven't quite mastered the temperature control of toasting the cereal, you might want to reduce the amount of butter. This will make the toasting process easier, however, less tasty.
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