Spicy Shrimp or Ebi Chilli in Japanese

This is a very popular dish in Chinese restaurants in Japan, but funnily, I have never seen it in Chinese restaurants in China. It seems to be a Japanese modified Chinese food that Japanese people believe is the traditional Chinese food. No matter which nationality it officially is, it’s just delicious and tasty! So I would like to share the recipe.

Ingredients Spicy Shrimp (Ebi Chilli)

  • Shrimp: 340g
  • Onion: 1
  • Garlic: 2 cloves
  • Ginger: 1 piece
  • Chives or Spring Onions
  • Salt, Black Pepper
  • Vegetable Oil: 1 tablespoon
  • Shaoxing Cooking Wine or White Wine: 1 tablespoon

For Sauce

  • Chicken Stock: 80ml
  • Sambal or Doubanjiang: 1 teaspoon
  • Tomato Ketchup: 1 tablespoon
  • Soy Sauce: 1 teaspoon


  • Shell the shrimps.
  • Chop up the onion, garlic, ginger and chives (or spring onions).
  • Make the sauce: Mix the ingredients for the sauce.

How to Cook Spicy Shrimp (Ebi Chilli)

  1. Heat the vegetable oil in a wok, add ginger, garlic and chopped onion.
  2. Add shrimps and Shaoxing cooking wine, salt, black pepper and cook them until the shrimps change the colour.
  3. Pour the sauce into the wok, cook them on a high heat, occasionally stirring.
  4. Take it off the heat after it is hot, place it on a plate, sprinkle the chopped chives or spring onions and serve.
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