Drunken shrimp

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Drunken shrimp eaten alive
Half-cooked drunken shrimp

Drunken shrimp is a popular dish in portions of China based on fresh-water shrimp that are often eaten alive, but stunned in a strong liquor—baijiu (白酒)—to make consumption easier. Different parts of China have different recipes for it. For example, the shrimp are sometimes treated in alcohol and then cooked in boiling water rather than served live, and in other recipes cooked shrimp are marinated in alcohol after they are boiled.[1]

Consuming uncooked shellfish may be a serious health hazard due to the risk of paragonimiasis.[2][3][4]



  • Chinese Home-Style Cooking, Foreign Languages Press, Beijing, 7th Printing, 2005, pp. 127. (ISBN 7-119-00407-7)

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