Honey walnut shrimp
Region or stateChinese-speaking regions
Associated cuisineHong Kong cuisine, American Chinese cuisine
Main ingredientsShrimp, walnuts
Ingredients generally usedMayonnaise, condensed milk
Honey walnut shrimp
Traditional Chinese蜜汁核桃蝦

Honey walnut shrimp is a Western-inspired Cantonese dish of lightly battered prawns in a mayonnaise-based sauce, served with candied walnuts, and is commonly served in Chinese banquet meals.[1][2] The dish may have originated in Hong Kong, before being introduced to the United States in the 1980s and 1990s.[3]


  1. ^ "Panda Express' Honey Walnut Shrimp now in PH". Manila Standard. Retrieved 2021-10-31.
  2. ^ "Honey Walnut Shrimp (蜜汁合桃虾)". Made With Lau. Retrieved 2021-10-31.
  3. ^ "The Chinese American Dish That Isn't, Really". Resy | Right This Way. 2020-08-24. Retrieved 2021-10-31.