The Secret to Shrimp Tempura and How to Make it at Home​

Ever wondered what makes a great shrimp tempura and how it’s different from an ebi fry? Erwan visits a tempura restaurant chain in Metro Manila, to learn how to make prawn tempura easily and quickly, then goes back to the kitchen to show you three of his favorite fried shrimp recipes to pair with the 3 Lemon-Dou variants.

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Ebi Fry

Makes 3-4 servings
5-6 pcs tiger prawns, peeled, deveined, and prepped for tempura
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp pepper
1 cup all-purpose flour
3 pcs eggs, beaten
2 cups panko/Japanese bread crumbs
oil for frying


Tartare sauce

2 pc hard boiled eggs
2 tbsp chopped onions
1 tbsp sweet pickle relish
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp pepper
1 tbsp lemon juice
¼ cup Japanese Mayo

1. Season each prawn with salt and pepper. Dredge in flour, egg, then coat with breadcrumbs. Fry for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown.
2. Make the tartare sauce by mixing all the ingredients together. 

Makes 3-4 servings


Ebi Tempura

5-6 pcs tiger prawns, peeled, deveined, and prepped for tempura



1 cup ice cold carbonated water
1 pc egg
1 cup flour
¼ tsp baking soda


Tempura Sauce 


¼ cup kikkoman
¼ cup mirin
1 cup water
2 inch piece kombu
½ cup bonito flakes/1 tbsp dashi no moto

1. Mix together all the batter ingredients. Dredge each prawn in flour and dip in batter.
2. Fry for 2-3 minutes or until browned.
3. Make the sauce by bringing all the tempura sauce to a simmer. Serve together with the prawns. 

Makes 3-4 servings


Bang Bang Shrimp

½ cup fresh milk
½ tbsp vinegar
½ kg prawns, peeled, deveined with tail on
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp pepper
2 cups cornstarch
oil for frying
chopped spring onions


Bang Bang sauce

1 cup Japanese mayo
¼ cup sweet chili sauce
1 tbsp sriracha

1. In a bowl, combine milk, vinegar, and prawns. Let it marinate for at least 15 minutes.
2. Mix together salt, pepper, and cornstarch in a bowl. Coat each piece of prawn in the cornstarch mixture and fry in hot oil for 2-3 minutes or until fully cooked.
3. In another bowl, combine mayo, chili sauce, and sriracha. Toss in prawns until fully-coated. Top with spring onions. 

Makes 3-4 servings

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