In Thailand, giant freshwater river prawns are highly sought after – it is considered a delicacy and a prestigious food that is something nearly all Thais would love to eat. These giant prawns are an expensive treat that are a rare source of indulgence and they are now gracing the plates of gourmands around the region.
As these giant prawns are really big-headed, there is relatively little meat for the size of the prawn. Instead, the real treasure lies within the head. The yellow orange blob of butter-looking thing in the head is what eating these prawns are all about! Almost like shrimp butter, creamy and rich with a taste and flavour that is out of this world. The lucky ones who have had a chance to eat these prawns have said that putting a spoonful of this shrimp butter into the mouth was life changing!