Thai Shrimp Cakes (Tod Mun Goong)

A popular Thai appetizer, these easy shrimp-filled cakes are flavored with red curry paste and served with sweet chili sauce.
2–4 servings
Wait Time
1 Hr
Active Time
30 Mins

Any good Thai restaurant will have these shrimp cakes on their menu. Laced with curry and paired with sweet chili sauce, the chubby two-bite coins make an excellent appetizer. At home, you can treat them like chicken nuggets: served with hot rice, or on their own as a meaty merienda.

What Makes These Shrimp Cakes Thai?

Shrimp cakes (tod mun goong) belong to the tod mun family of Thai deep-fried patties.

You can make tod mun from different ingredients: chicken, crab, even corn. Fish cakes (tod mun pla), in particular, enjoy as much popularity as their shrimp-filled sister.

Whicever meat you end up using, making tod mun is straightforward: Mince the meat, shape into cakes, roll in breadcrumbs, and fry until golden.

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