Menbosha – Korean Fried Shrimp Toast

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Learn how to make Menbosha, Korean fried shrimp toast that has gone viral all over the world! It is savory snack with shrimp batter in between toasts.

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This is one savory snack you must try before you die! Menbosha has been very famous as Chinese Korean dish. The word comes from 麵包蝦( mian bao xia ) and later pronounced as Menbosha in Korean language.

Mian bao means bread and xia means shrimp. Basically it is shrimp ball batter put in between 2 pieces of bread and then deep-fried. This creates a crispy layer on the outside and fresh juicy shrimp meat inside.

This recipe is also super easy to make and kids love them so much! It’s also fail-proof. You can also watch the video how easy it is to make menbosha!

Korean Menbosha Recipe

  • 200 gr shrimp (peeled and deveined)
  • 1 egg white (+/- 40 gr)
  • 1 tbsp tapioca flour
  • 1 leek or coriander stalk
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • ½ tbsp sesame oil
  • ¼ tsp mushroom powder
  • ½ tsp oyster sauce
  • Toast

How To Make Menbosha

  1. Wash the shrimp clean, peel and devein.
  2. Chop the shrimp coarsely. If you like it smooth, you can chop longer time.
  3. Put the chopped shrimp in a bowl. Put in the egg white, tapioca flour, coriander stalk or leeks (optional).
  4. Put in the salt, pepper, garlic powder, sugar, sesame oil, mushroom powder and oyster sauce.
  5. Mix together with a spatula until incorporated.
  6. Put in the fridge for at least 1 hour to make it easier to handle.
  7. Cut the toast into 4 squares. Set aside. Put the toast in the fridge first to make it easier to cut.
  8. Take out the shrimp batter. Prepare the toast. Brush with egg white.
  9. Take 1-2 teaspoon of shrimp batter and put on the toast.

shrimp paste on toast

  1. Brush some egg white on another toast to top the shrimp.
  2. This is optional. You can brush some more egg white to the sides and then roll it on sesame seeds.

sesame seeds

  1. Heat the frying oil, you can use a deep wok or deep-fryer pan.
  2. Heat the oil and test with a bamboo stick. If you stick the bamboo stick and bubbles come out of it, it is ready to fry.

ready to fry menbosha fried shrimp ball

  1. Put in the menbosha, let it fry for a while until the bottom sides is a little bit brown. Turn the bottom up.
  2. Fry until it is golden brown on two sides.

frying fried shrimp ball

  1. Let it dry on the kitchen towel or on a cooling rack.
  2. Let’s make the menbosha dipping sauce. Simply mix 2 tbsp mayonnaise and 2 tbsp chilli sauce together.

dipping sauce

  1. Enjoy the menbosha with the sauce!
menbosha with menbosha sauce

Storage and Reheat

Keep the fried shrimp toast in a closed container. You need to reheat to get a crispy menbosha. Simply put the menbosha in the oven for 5-8 minutes. Or you can reheat in air-fryer.

Note

  • When frying the toast, flip only once. This will help reduce the oil trapped inside the toast. Drain the oil right away and let them cool on a cooling rack.
  • Use coconut frying oil for better result. The fried food comes out even dryer with coconut oil.

If you decide to make this, please take a photo and tag me on my Instagram! I would love to repost and leave a nice comment!

Other recipes with shrimps you might like:

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Menbosha - Fried Shrimp Toast

Yield: 20
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Fried Shrimp Toast that is popular in Korea and Chinese. Crispy on the outside with juicy shrimp inside.

Ingredients

  • 200 gr shrimp
  • 1 egg white (+/- 40 gr)
  • 1 tbsp tapioca flour
  • 1 leek or coriander stalk
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • ½ tbsp sesame oil
  • ¼ tsp mushroom powder
  • ½ tsp oyster sauce
  • Toast

Instructions

  1. Wash the shrimp clean, peel and devein.
  2. Chop the shrimp coarsely. If you like it smooth,
    you can chop longer time.
  3. Put the chopped shrimp in a bowl. Put in the egg
    white, tapioca flour, coriander stalk or leeks (optional).
  4. Put in the salt, pepper, garlic powder, sugar,
    sesame oil, mushroom powder and oyster sauce.
  5. Mix together with a spatula until incorporated.
  6. Put in the fridge for at least 1 hour to make it
    easier to handle.
  7. Cut the toast into 4 squares. Set aside. Put the
    toast in the fridge first to make it easier to cut.
  8. Take out the shrimp batter. Prepare the toast. Brush
    with egg white.
  9. Take 1-2 teaspoon of shrimp batter and put on
    the toast.
  10. Brush some egg white on another toast to top the shrimp.
  11. This is optional. You can brush some more egg white to the sides and then roll it on sesame seeds.
  12. Heat the frying oil, you can use a deep wok or deep-fryer pan.
  13. Heat the oil and test with a bamboo stick. If you stick the bamboo stick and bubbles come out of it, it is ready to fry.
  14. Put in the menbosha, let it fry for a while until the bottom sides is a little bit brown. Turn the bottom up.
  15. Fry until it is golden brown on two sides.
  16. Let it dry on the kitchen towel.
  17. Mix 2 tbsp mayonnaise and 2 tbsp chilli sauce together.
  18. Enjoy the menbosha dip with the sauce!







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