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June 24, 2010

Garlic Shrimps Thai style

Filed under: Food,Philippines,Recipe — Alex @ 11:40 am

While I was visiting my friend in Bangkok, we always go to this restaurant near Soi 10, Ratchada. The restaurant is always packed with customers and is open till late. We always hung out there for it’s great food and drink Heinekken beer till 4am. One of my friend’s favorite dish is garlic prawns. We always refer the dish as garlic goong. Shrimp in Thai language is goong.

I think we patronize the restaurant almost every night for 2 weeks and we still do not know the name of the restaurant as the signage of the restaurant is written in Thai. We just refer it to the goong place  between the 2 of us. I bet everybody has their own version of garlic shrimp but I’m going to cook based on that Goong Place version.


  • 300 gm of shrimp or prawns ( shelled and leave the tail tip )
  • 5 cloves of garlic and chopped into tiny bits
  • one onion and sliced thinly
  • 2 teaspoon dark soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoon fish sauce ( patis )
  • one teaspoon brown sugar
  • one teaspoon coriander powder ( marinate with shrimp )
  • one teaspoon of black pepper
  • spring onion leaves and cut to 3 inches


  • heat up 3 tablespoon of cooking oil
  • add in onion and garlic
  • add in shrimp and stir fry to mix well
  • add in dark soy sauce and follow with fish sauce
  • add in sugar
  • add in spring onion leaves and black pepper
  • mixed it well and ready to serve

I think my version of the garlic goong is at least 80% as good as the one in our favorite restaurant. Too bad my friend is not around to confirm this. But I’m pretty sure he will think the same :).

3 responses to “Garlic Shrimps Thai style”

  1. Zach says:

    Oh god, i miss the garlic goongs!!!!!!

  2. Thai foodie says:

    It does look quite delicious I must say

  3. witsandnuts says:

    Hi there! Dropping by from Lori Baltazar’s blog. I might try this recipe this month. Added your blog to my reader. 🙂

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