Philippines Beansprout and Prawn Fritters

Preparation info
  • makes


    small ukoy to be served as canapés
    • Difficulty


Appears in
New Wave Asian: A Guide to the Southeast Asian Food Revolution

By Sri Owen

Published 2002

  • About

This is a most delicious snack, based on one which in the Philippines is called ukoy and usually appears at tea time. However, I wanted my version to be served with pre-dinner drinks, so I’ve made it spicier than the original and replaced minced pork and whole prawns with chopped tofu, minced prawns and grated carrots. These fritters can be deep- or shallow-fried; if you are making a lot of them for a party, however, I recommend deep-frying in a fryer or a wo