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Deep fried Prawn toast topped with sesame seeds

Shrimp Toast

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Golden, crunchy fried bread topped with fragrant, juicy shrimp paste, this is a dimsum classic you can't miss

  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x



Shrimp Paste

  • 30 White shrimp, deveined and shelled
  • 2 slices Ginger, minced
  • 1 tbsp Garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp Spring onions, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp Coriander, finely chopped
  • 1 Large egg
  • 1/2 tsp White pepper
  • 2 tsp Chicken bouillon powder
  • 3 tbs Cornstarch
  • 1 tsp Granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp YumYum, aka MSG
  • 2 tsp Sesame oil
  • 2 tsp Shaoxing cooking wine


  • 8 Slices white bread
  • 1 cup White sesame seeds


  1. Place the shrimp, garlic, ginger, spring onion, and coriander on a chopping board
  2. Using a knife chop everything together until it forms a paste, make sure you don't chop it too fine as you want some larger chunks of shrimp
  3. In a large bowl add the shrimp paste, egg, white pepper, chicken powder, cornstarch, sugar, YumYum, sesame oil, and Shaoxing wine
  4. Mix everything until well combined
  5. Cut the crusts off your white bread
  6. Spread 3 tbsp of shrimp paste evenly across a slice of bread
  7. Spread the sesame seeds over a plate and place the toast, shrimp side down, onto the sesame seeds
  8. Heat the oil until 170C/340F, you can check by throwing in a small piece of white bread, it should bubble and turn golden when added to the oil
  9. Add the toast, shrimp side down into the oil and fry for 1 min per side, or until golden brown
  10. Remove from the oil and drain on a wire rack or paper towel
  11. Cut the toast into triangles and serve with sweet chilli sauce for dipping
  • Author: Vincent Yeow Lim
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Dim Sum
  • Method: Intermediate
  • Cuisine: Chinese


  • Serving Size: 1 slice
  • Calories: 435
  • Sugar: 2.7 g
  • Sodium: 2310.9 mg
  • Fat: 22.4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 44.5 g
  • Protein: 13 g
  • Cholesterol: 72.9 mg