Hong Kong Style Spicy Deep Fried Shrimp

Hong Kong Style Spicy Deep Fried Shrimp

This is a very popular item on the menu of the Hong Kong restaurant Be Fong Tong (Be For Time). It's an authentic Chinese dish made with Japanese ingredients.


Finely chopped garlic
5 cloves
1 cup (200ml)
Vegetable oil (or onion-infused oil)
2 tablespoons
Red chili peppers
★Finely chopped ginger
a small amount
★Soy sauce
1 tablespoon
1 teaspoon
★Japanese leek
Salt and pepper (or Krazy Salt)
a generous amount


1. Prepare the shrimp (devein, etc.) and pat dry. Dust with katakuriko.
2. Deep fry the shrimp.
3. Put the vegetable oil listed above in a frying pan, and stir fry the garlic and chili peppers.
4. Add the panko and the deep fried shrimp from Step 2, as well as the ★ ingredients, and stir fry.
5. Season with salt and pepper. When the panko start to get slightly burned, turn off the heat. Make sure not to let it get too burned.
6. Variation: This is a recipe for chicken with burdock root using the same flavored panko. Recipe ID: 1179375.

Story Behind this Recipe

避風塘 (read Be Fong Tang in Cantonese) is a famous Hong Kong cuisine restaurant chain that has branches all over China. The bread crumbs used by this restaurant are so popular that they are called Hong Kong style even when used at other restaurants. I tried to emulate it, and I think I got fairly close.