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What is this prawn dish from Chinese called?

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avenueq Fri 30-Oct-20 17:25:55

Had it before but can't remember and can't find menu!
It's sweet and sour prawns, but the prawns are only slightly breaded. Not in masses of batter. Anyone know what I mean?

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nixso29 Fri 30-Oct-20 17:28:37

Tempura prawns? Tempura is a light battery not like the batter you would get on standard chicken balls

avenueq Fri 30-Oct-20 17:29:49

Don't think so but thank you
Could it be kung po - is that sweet and sour?

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RobinHumphries Fri 30-Oct-20 17:32:48

Sweet and sour Hong Kong style?

TenShortStories Fri 30-Oct-20 17:35:09

I've had salt and pepper prawns that were as you described - a light crispy coating, not proper thick batter.

RockawayBeach Fri 30-Oct-20 17:42:51

Cantonese style/Hong Kong style? Kung Po is slightly spicier sweet & sour.

Leeds2 Fri 30-Oct-20 17:48:13

Look online for the takeaway you use's menu - it might ring some bells! Or look at any Chinese takeaway menu online - they tend to offer more or less the same thing.
I hope you find it!

EatPrayYoga Fri 30-Oct-20 17:50:49

Are u thinking of a takeaway too OP? grin

ivftake1 Fri 30-Oct-20 17:51:52


Sweet and sour Hong Kong style?

It's this

thesoundofthepolice Fri 30-Oct-20 17:55:50

Hong Kong or Cantonese's style.

I get the sauce separate so the chicken stays nice and crispy and just spoon the sauce over when I serve it 😋

Madonnawiththebigboobies Fri 30-Oct-20 17:55:50

Yes def Hong Kong style.

avenueq Fri 30-Oct-20 19:25:36

I went for Kung Po and it was nice but the prawns weren't breaded.
Will try cantonese/hongkong next time - thank you!

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