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How to Cook Vigan Ukoy

This ukoy is almost similar to the ordinary shrimp ukoy which is fried and formed into patties.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time6 mins
Course: Seafood Recipe
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: shrimp okoy, shrimp ukoy, Vigan ukoy
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 257kcal


  • 3 cups small shrimps
  • 1/2 cup spring onions chopped
  • 2 cups glutinous rice flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 piece raw egg beaten
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper ground
  • 1 and 1/2 cups water
  • 2 to 3 cups cooking oil


How to Cook Vigan Ukoy

  • In a mixing bowl, pour rice flour, baking powder, salt and pepper.
  • Stir all the ingredients until well mixed. Then fold in the beaten egg. Stir until the egg is mixed with the flour mixture.
  • Then gradually add the water and stir until it becomes a smooth batter.
  • Fold in the spring onion and stir again. Then finally add in the small shrimps and mix until all the ingredients are well incorporated.
  • Heat about 2 cups of cooking oil in a frying pan. When ready, measure about 1/3 cup of the batter mixture in a laddle or a measuring cup.
  • Then pour over the hot oil into circular motion to form a circular patty. Fry the patty until the bottom and edges are golden brown and crispy.
  • Just be sure the patty is not too thick or the inside part will be uncooked and not crispy.
  • Then flip the patty once the edges and bottom is golden brown and crispy. Fry until golden brown and crispy.
  • Then remove from the pan and drain in paper towels. Serve with sukang Iloko with crushed garlic, chopped onions, red chili peppers and cracked peppercorns as dipping sauce.