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Halabos means to pour hot water instantly and use that heat to cook the food or boiled in a little amount of water most of the time done for half cooking foods such as shrimps, crabs, fish and vegetables.


  • 1/2 kg  medium sized shrimps
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • dash of pepper
  • dash of Spanish paprika
  • 2 cups water
  • cooking oil for sauteing

Dipping Sauce:

  • 2 tbsp Vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • Siling Labuyo / Chili (optional)
  • garlic, minced


  1. In a wok, bring water to a boil.
  2. Add salt & shrimps. Cook for 3-5 minutes.
  3. Remove the shrimps from the water.
  4. In a separate pan, fry the shrimps at least 2 minutes on both sides.
  5. Add dash of pepper and Spanish paprika before turning off heat. Mix well.

Serve with dipping sauce. Enjoy!

Credits to: pinoycookingrecipes.com