Okoy Recipe

A simple appetizer made with shrimp and deep-fried until crispy.

Okoy (also spelled as ukoy) is a Filipino appetizer that is simple and easy to make. It requires only a few ingredients, which you could find at your local supermarket. Some of these ingredients include: shrimp, cornstarch, and peppercorn. The batter made is then deep-fried in a pan until crispy. It is usually served with vinegar as the dipping sauce. This dish is perfect to eat on its own or with rice!

Okoy Recipe

Mira Angeles
A simple appetizer made with shrimp and deep-fried until crispy.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Cuisine Filipino
Servings 3


Okoy Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 Cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppercorns
  • 1 large Egg
  • 1 3/4 Cup water
  • 2 cups mung bean sprouts (togue)
  • 1 1/2 cups dried shrimp (hibe)
  • 2 cups cooking oil for frying


  • In a bowl, combine flour, cornstarch, salt, pepper, egg and water. Beat with a whisk or fork until ingredients form a smooth batter.
  • Add shrimps and bean sprouts and mix thoroughly.
  • In a deep frying pan, heat cooking oil.
  • Using a ladle, slowly drizzle the mixture onto the pan until it forms a round disk. Cook each side for 3 to 5 minutes or until golden brown and crispy. Repeat process until you finish cooking the shrimp batter. 
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