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Mantis Shrimp

Add:Baoshishan Xia Er Long (No. 2 Lane at Baoshi Hill)

Tel:0571- 8738 1523



This restaurant gets its name by specializing in serving this thorny-shelled crustacean. In China, the mantis shrimp is known as the “urinating shrimp” because of its tendency to shoot a jet of water when picked up.

But don’t let that turn you off as the flesh of a mantis shrimp is tasty. It can be fried, steamed, boiled, grilled or dried. Common recipes call for either pepper, salt, and lime; fish sauce and tamarind; or fennel.


 The soup is simmered for 15 hours before the shrimps are boiled in it, allowing the crustaceans to absorb more flavor. The texture is closer to lobster meat than shrimp and it’s served with the restaurant’s secret vinegar recipe.

The shrimp costs 78 yuan per 500 grams although wild shrimps are 88 yuan for the same amount.

Other specialties include flavored snails and grilled crab.

 Address: Baoshishan Xia Er Long (No. 2 Lane at Baoshi Hill)

Tel: (0571) 8738-1523

Hours: 9:30am-4am