Alupihan Dagat in oyster sauce (Mantis Shrimp)

Mantis shrimp….. The first time I saw this kind of seafood, I am asked my self? Can this be eaten? and if so, Is there any meat inside? I can not answer the question unless I tried it. The answer is…….Yes, It can be eaten and Yes it has lots of meat inside. To make it more flavourful, I cooked it asian style accompanied by river spinach (kangkong) and seasoned with oyster sauce. YUMMM!!!!………..Did you know that this mantis shrimp is a good source of heart healthy omega 3′s are also thought to reduce the inflammation, enhance immune function, and even lower the risk of certain types of cancer…….

Ingredients: serves 4 persons

  • 1 kilo mantis shrimp
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 3 tbsp garlic
  • 1 small chopped onions
  • 1 stalk chopped onion leeks
  • 1 thumb size sliced ginger strips
  • 1 bunch kangkong leaves (river spinach)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tbsp corn starch dissolve in 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • salt and pepper


  • In a pan with cover, heat oil and saute garlic, onion and ginger. Then add inmantis shrimp and half cup water and cover. boil for 5 minutes or until mantis shrimp turns orange color.
  • Add in river spinach then combine soy sauce, oyster sauce to dissolved cornstarch with water and pour into shrimp.
  • Cook for a minute and serve hot.

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Posted on September 3, 2012, in Mains, Seafoods and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. now i know the english for alupihan dagat!!lol!! as kids we would devour plates of these!!!super yummy!!my mum would cook this with plenty of ginger!!!

    • Thank you. My wife really love this seafood. Yes this is really good woth lots of ginger….. By the way my daughters name is ginger. Thats why i love it!!!!

  2. Babe sa fresh and save po natin binili yan…sana meron ulit….

  3. very tasty, very healthy, and very nors! thanks for sharing your genius kapatid, and thanks for liking my last post about your kabayan my favorite food blogger!

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