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 freshwater shrimp that are often eaten alive, but stunned in ethanol to make consumption easier. Different parts of China have different recipes for the dish. For example, the shrimp are sometimes soaked 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 freshwater shrimps 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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