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Plump juicy pieces of shrimp bound to crispy toast triangles with soft and flavorful shrimp paste.

Shrimp Toast

With crisp toast covered in a layer of savory shrimp paste studded with juicy morsels of springy shrimp, this easy Shrimp Toast recipe is the perfect crowd-pleaser appetizer for your next party or get-together.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Chinese
Level Beginner
Main Ingredient Bread, Shellfish
Diet Dairy-Free
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 16 pieces
Calories 48kcal


  • 250 grams shrimp (peeled and deveined)
  • 60 grams ground pork
  • 60 grams onion (chopped)
  • 5 grams fresh ginger (peeled and sliced)
  • 1 tablespoon potato starch
  • 1 large egg white (about 2 tablespoons)
  • 2 teaspoons Shaoxing wine
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • teaspoon ground white pepper to taste
  • 4 slices sandwich bread
  • vegetable oil (for frying)
  • cilantro (chopped for garnish)
  • Thai sweet chili sauce for dipping


  • Chop half of the shrimp into bite-sized pieces.
    250 grams shrimp
    Chopping shrimp into bite-size pieces
  • Add the rest of the shrimp to a food processor along with the pork, onion, ginger, potato starch, egg white, Shaoxing wine, toasted sesame oil, salt, and white pepper. Process until the mixture is smooth and fluffy.
    250 grams shrimp, 60 grams ground pork, 60 grams onion, 5 grams fresh ginger, 1 tablespoon potato starch, 1 large egg white, 2 teaspoons Shaoxing wine, 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil, ½ teaspoon salt, ⅛ teaspoon ground white pepper to taste
    Shrimp pureed in food processor.
  • Add the mixture to a bowl with the hand-chopped shrimp and fold together until the chopped shrimp is evenly distributed.
    Mixing shrimp paste with chopped shrimp
  • Divide the shrimp mixture into 4 sections and spread each section onto 1 slice of bread in an even layer.
    4 slices sandwich bread
    Spreading shrimp paste on sandwich bread.
  • Cut the bread into triangles or squares (clean the knife with a damp paper towel between cuts).
    Cutting shrimp toast into triangles.
  • Heat ½ inch of oil in a frying pan until it reaches 360°F (180°C).
    vegetable oil
  • Add the shrimp toasts, shrimp-side down, and shallow fry until the edges start to brown (about 2 minutes).
    Shallow frying shrimp toast in oil.
  • Flip the toasts over and fry until the bread side has browned and crisped.
    Deep fried shrimp toast.
  • When the shrimp toasts are cooked, transfer them to a wire rack lined with a few sheets of paper towels with the bread-side down to drain.
    Draining shrimp toast on paper towels.
  • Serve the crispy shrimp toasts while hot with sweet chili sauce for dipping.
    cilantro, Thai sweet chili sauce for dipping



Calories: 48kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.003g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 127mg | Potassium: 74mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 0.4IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 0.3mg