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  1. Combine cornstarch, flour, baking powder, egg, water, salt, and ground black pepper then stir until diluted.
  2. Add the shrimps and mung bean sprouts in the mixture and lightly stir to distribute.
  3. Heat a frying pan or small cooking pot and pour-in the cooking oil.
  4. When the oil is hot enough, scoop about 2 to 3 tablespoons of the mixture and quickly (but cautiously) drop it in hot oil.
  5. Cook each side for 2 to 3 minutes or until the color turns golden brown. Please note that cooking time may vary. Repeat this step until the entire mixture is consumed.
  6. Remove the deep-fried ukoy from the pan and place in a plate lined with paper towel to absorb the oil.
  7. Remove the paper towel and serve with sinamak.


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  • ShaleeDP
    Veryyy good recipe. We do this usually when friends and I get together. So nice to eat sharing each piece until the newly cooked batch is ready :) Another twist is using sweet potatoes rather the bean sprouts. Awesome.
    I've cooked/tasted this recipe!
    This is a variation

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