When considered individually, bread, chopped shrimp paste and sesame seeds are simple, even unexciting. But when you put them all together and throw them in a frying pan, the result is something special. Shrimp toast has been a staple on Chinese menus across the UK for years, but now it is getting the attention it deserves. These are the best shrimp toasts in London right now.
Scallop Shrimp Toast at Wun’s Tea Room & Bar
Wun’s Tea Room & Bar serves the crispiest shrimp toast, with added scallops for good measure, as part of their new brunch menu. Just look at it.
CPC Prawn Toast at Krudt Soho
The new Soho branch of Gunpowder is out here putting an Indian spin on shrimp toast and taking inspo from CPC in Kolkata for this spicy black tiger shrimp number served with a soy and kasundi dips sauce on the side.
Shrimp “in” Toast at Mr Ji’s
Forget shrimp on toast, Mr. Ji puts shrimp in toast, literally inside the bread itself, with this fried brioche baby stuffed with bechamel, sweet corn and shrimp and sprinkled with a blanket of parmesan.
Beef fat brioche shrimp on toast at. 12:51
James Cochran’s bid for surf & turf at his Islington venue 12:51, this little snack involves layers of beef brioche, shrimp and crispy seaweed. Yum, yum and yum.
Crispy Sesame Shrimp Roll at Dim Sum & Duck
These whoppers at the new cult site Dim Sum & Duck in King’s Cross replace the toast portion with dumpling skins wrapped around the shrimp filling and then deep-fried, so when they say crispy, they mean it.
Sesame shrimp toast on Yauatcha
An old but a treat. Yauatcha has been beating dim sum quality for years, and sesame shrimp toast is a staple of their baked and fried selections.