Shrimp (or prawn) toast is a common Chinese appetizer. It typically comes as a deep-fried triangular piece of white bread, coated with a shrimp mousse; and is usually served as dim sum. (So if you haven’t tried it yet, then you should probably explore more dim sum restaurants.)
Although the dish is traditionally Chinese, some Southeast Asian countries have adapted it, using fish sauce as a flavoring agent. Our recipe follows a Thai take on the dish, giving it a sweet-spicy profile to balance out the shrimp.
It was meant to be an appetizer. But we can’t help but whip it up mid-day as an afternoon snack, especially since it’s done in no time. (And because it’s fried nature makes it an ideal pre-nap munch.)