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Crispy Shrimps Binondo Style

  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 3-4 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Cuisine: Filipino


Crispy Shrimps Binondo Style is a Filipino style deep fried spicy salt and pepper baby shrimps, cooked with shells on making it crispy on every bite.



  • 500 g whole small shrimps, sharp bits trimmed
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp peppercorns
  • oil, for deep-frying


  1. Pat dry small shrimps.
  2. Place shrimps, garlic powder and cornstarch in a bowl then toss to coat.
  3. Heat oil to 180C in a wok, then deep fry shrimps in batches for 1 minute or until golden and crispy. Using a slotted spoon, remove shrimps from the oil, place in a colander to drain excess oil.
  4. In a separate wok, dry roast peppercorn and salt for 10 minutes in low heat. Remove from wok, let it cool then roughly ground in a spice mill or a mortar and pestle.
  5. Back to your wok, in medium heat add the salt and pepper mixture then toss the deep-fried shrimp, stir fry briefly to coat shrimps in the mixture, this will take around a minute. Remove from wok then serve.