rocky shrimp

Do you like rock shrimp from Nobu or Tao? This is definitely the recipe for you if you love their special sauce. Every weekend I used to spend over $30 just for their crispy rock shrimp until I started making it myself at home! 
    • 1 pound rock shrimp, peeled and deveined 
    • 2 cups potato starch
    • 1/4 cup water
    • 1 teaspoon old bay 
    • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
    • 1 teaspoon black pepper
    • Vegetable oil or canola oil for frying
    • Green onion for garnish (optional)
    • Tobiko; salmon eggs for garnish (optional)  
Special Sauce :
- Mix 2 tablespoon of each: sweet chili, sriracha and kewpie mayo
½ teaspoon sea salt
- ½ teaspoon white pepper
- 1 teaspoon rice vinegar


  1. Mix potato starch and the seasoning in a bowl. Add water by parts until the consistency is in between thin and thick.
  2. Dip each shrimp into the liaison, use a fork to mix if the starch has settled.
  3. Heat up your frying oil and make sure the oil is hot before putting your shrimp. It will take 3/4 minutes or until your shrimp is curled up. 
  4. Take the shrimp out and rest for 5 minutes before frying for the second time for that extra crisp. You will only need to fry them for one minute for the second time.
  5. Rest the shrimp on a cool racking and then add your special sauce. 
  6. Garnish with green onion and tobiko (optional).

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