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Ukoy or Okoy recipe is a well known filipino appetizer of for a side dish for lugao or goto. The main ingredient here is a mongo sprout but grated calabasa can be used also as a subtitute. Here is our method of cooking for this crispy filipino food – ukoy.

Okoy Recipe


  • 1 cup of gold medal all purpose flour
  • Cooking oil  
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp iodized salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground pepper
  • atsuete oil
  • Shrimp juice (do this by pounding shrimp shell and head using mortar and pestle with a little water (1 1/2 cup or just use blender)
  • 1 egg beaten


  • 2 cup of mongo sprout
  • 1 cup of spring onion, chopped
  • 2 pcs tokwa, cut thinly flat
  • 1/4 kg shrimp


  • 1/2 cup of vinegar
  • 1/4 cup soysauce
  • 1 tbsp of crushed garlic
  • Siling labuyo

Cooking Instructions:

  1. In a bowl, mix mix all purpose flour, cornstarch, baking powder, salt, pepper, beaten egg, ground pepper, and 1 1/2 cup of beaten egg, mix briskly to form batter.
  2. In a saucer, place a little amount of mongo sprout and top with spring onion, shrimp and slice of tokwa and add a scoop of batter just enough to the cover topping.
  3. In a pot, heat cooking oil and fry batter unti it becomes golden brown and crispy.
  4. For the dipping, just mix all of the ingredient.
  5. Served ukoy recipe while hot and crispy with a dipping, best served as a side dish for Goto.
Ukoy Okoy by mikesibal


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