Camaron rebosado (battered shrimp) is a deep-fried battered shrimp dish in Philippine cuisine typically served with sweet and sour sauce. It is similar to Japanese tempura, although tempura uses a lighter batter. It is a staple food in Philippine cuisine. Camaron rebosado may be consumed by people who live near ponds that have significant amounts of shrimp in them.
Camaron rebosado has a Spanish name, but the dish actually originated in China. This is because the Spanish colonization of the Philippines (1521–1898) involved the Hispanicization of many aspects of Filipino culture, and especially the art, names, and cuisines of the Chinese Filipinos. It has been described as "a Filipino dish with a Spanish name, but with a Chinese style of preparation."
The shrimp may be sliced and formed into a butterfly shape in the preparation of camaron rebosado, and the tail may be removed before frying. The shrimp is then battered, fried in hot oil and traditionally served with sweet and sour sauce (agre dulce). The sauce may be poured atop the cooked shrimp or served as a dipping sauce. The batter may include baking powder and additional ingredients such as egg whites and corn starch. It may also be prepared by dipping the shrimp in an egg wash, coating them with bread crumbs and then frying them, or by just using the flour and egg and then frying. The dish may also be accompanied with lemon juice, soy sauce and garlic-infused mayonnaise as condiments.
Camaron rebosado con jamon is a variation of the dish that includes ham wrapped around the shrimp in its preparation.[a][b] Camaron rebosado con jamon has been described as a classic dish in the Binondo district of Manila, the city's Chinatown.
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