Steamed Tatampal (Mantis Shrimp)

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  • 1 Kilo of Fresh Tatampal (Mantis Shrimp)
  • Half Cup of Water
  • 1 tbsp of salt

Dipping Sauce

  • 3 tbsp vinegar+ 1 tbsp fish sauce + chopped bird’s eye chili
  • Or 3 tbsp melted butter + 1 tbsp calamansi juice


  1. Wash Tatampal with water to clean it.
  2. Put all of it in a pot along with the water and salt.
  3. Bring to a boil and simmer for 5 minutes until the skin changes color from gray to reddish brown.
  4. Turn off heat and drain.
  5. Make the vinegar dipping sauce by mixing vinegar, fish sauce and bird’s eye chili.
  6. Make the butter sauce by mixing melted butter and calamansi juice
  7. Serve with hot steamed rice