I love Japanese food and I usually dine out once a week at Japanese izakaya or regular Japanese restaurants.
One of the things I love about eating out in Japanese restaurants is the Appetizer menu.
There are endless array of delectable dishes to choose from: agedashi tofu, chicken karaage, chawanmushi, gyoza, seafood dynamite, fried oysters with panko, and so much more.
And all of them are so yummy and I could just order appetizers and be very happy.
Dynamite Shrimp is one of my favorite Japanese appetizer dishes.
It’s basically shrimp battered and deep fried to golden perfection and tossed with a honey-mayonnaise light dressing.
Sounds really simple but they are oh-so-addictive.
In my opinion, the best Dynamite Shrimp is made with rock shrimp, as rock shrimp has a nice crisp texture and perfect for this recipe.
Anyway, rock shrimp is hard to come by unless you go to some expensive seafood specialty stores.
Regular shrimp works well.
For the mayonnaise, a little heat goes a long way and hence I used some Sriracha hot sauce for some extra zing.
When I make Japanese dishes, I also make sure that I use Kewpie brand Japanese mayonnaise, which comes in a soft plastic tube with the iconic baby as the label.
Dynamite Shrimp is a perfect appetizer to serve to guests or whenever you want to pamper yourself for a quick afternoon treat.
I love this and never tire of eating it.
I hope you like this recipe and get to make it soon!
How Many Calories per Serving?
This recipe is only 404 calories per serving.
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- 6 oz. shrimp (shelled and deveined medium-sized )
- oil (for deep-frying)
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour (sifted)
- 1/4 cup corn starch
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 egg white
- 50 ml water
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 1 pinch salt
- 3 tablespoons mayonnaise (Kewpie brand preferred)
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1/4 teaspoon sriracha or to taste ((Optional))
- 1 squirt lemon juice
- Clean and rinse the shrimp with cold running water. Pat dry with paper towels and set aside.
- Prepare the Batter by mixing all the ingredients together. Prepare the Dressing by combining all the ingredients together.
- Add the shrimp into the batter and coat evenly. Heat up a deep-fryer or a pot with oil for deep-frying. When the oil is heated, drop each shrimp gently into the oil and deep fry until they turn golden brown. Transfer them out with a slotted spoon and transfer to a bowl lined with paper towels.
- Remove the paper towels and add the Dressing into the bowl and toss it around until all the shrimp are nicely coated with the dressing. Serve immediately.
Notice: Nutrition is auto-calculated, using Spoonacular, for your convenience. Where relevant, we recommend using your own nutrition calculations.
This recipe was a game-changer for me! I quite often make Honey Walnut Shrimp, so it was fun to try this out as an alternative. Now whenever I buy shrimp, we have the hardest time deciding between Honey Walnut and Dynamite. More often than not, we end up doing both!
I tried the recipe last night and it was AMAZING. I ended up adding ore siracha as I like it spicy. Thank you so much.
Thanks for trying this recipe I am so glad you love it!
Is this very similar to the Chinese dish Honey Walnut Shrimp? The sauce is slightly different but same concept.
thats it, I am coming to urs for dinner, doesn’t matter what you cook…it all look great