Ukoy Recipe

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 my method of cooking for this crispy filipino food - ukoy.

Ingredient for Ukoy 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
Sauce or Dipping

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

Direction of Preparation for Ukoy
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. In a saucer, plce 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. In a pot, heat cooking oil and fry batter unti it becomes golden brown and crispy. For the dipping, just mix all of the ingredient. Served ukoy recipe while hot and crispy with a dipping, best served as a side dish for Goto.