Nilasing na hipon

Top: Nilasing na hipon with sawsawan (dipping sauce)
Bottom: A variant of nilasing na hipon without batter
Alternative namesDrunken shrimp, crispy fried drunken shrimp
CourseMain dish
Place of originPhilippines
Serving temperatureHot

Nilasing na hipon (lit. "drunken shrimp") is a Filipino dish consisting of whole unshelled shrimp marinated in alcohol and various spices, usually coated in batter, and then deep-fried. It is usually dipped in a vinegar-based sauce. The alcohol used is traditionally rice wine like basi or arrack like lambanog; but modern versions can use other types of alcohol, most commonly gin, beer, or white wine.[1][2]

The dish is commonly anglicized as drunken shrimp or crispy fried drunken shrimp in the Philippines, but it is not related to the Chinese dish of the same name which uses raw (usually live) or boiled shrimp and is not battered.[3][2][4]

See also


  1. ^ "Nilasing na Hipon". Mama's Guide Recipes. Retrieved 8 April 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Crispy Nilasing na Hipon (Fried Shrimp Marinated in Wine)". Panlasang Pinoy. Retrieved 8 April 2019.
  3. ^ "Nilasing na Hipon (Drunken Shrimps)". Panlasang Pinoy Meaty Recipes. Retrieved 8 April 2019.
  4. ^ "Nilasing na Hipon Recipe (Drunken Shrimp)". Panlasang Pinoy. Retrieved 8 April 2019.