Updated: Apr 24, 2021
Shrimp toast or prawn toast is a Hongkongese-Cantonese dim sum dish. It is made from small triangles of bread, coated with a paste made from minced shrimp and cooked by baking or deep frying. The dish is originated from Hong Kong, an example of earliest form of fusion cuisine, combining prawn paste, which is very common in Hong Kong cuisine and toast, originated from the West. The dish is called haa dō si 蝦多士 in Cantonese, haa, meaning prawn, and dō si, a loan word from English meaning toast. The dish's range expanded along with trading routes, making its way to Japan and Southeast Asia countries like Vietnam and Thailand. Try Rommy's Shrimp toast!