Recipe: Fried Oysters with Gomen Tsuyu

Recipe: Fried Oysters with Gomen Tsuyu

Succulent oysters fried to perfection with a Japanese dipping sauce

michelletang118  michelletang118  on 22 Apr '18

Presenting nature’s most powerful aphrodisiac: the mighty oyster. This nutrient-dense mollusc is high in zinc, protein, iron, omega-3 fatty acids, potassium and magnesium. While I typically like to consume my oysters raw, deep-frying them presents another delectable option that transforms their soft texture to one that is perfectly crisp. More details can be found on my blog – go to

Serves: 2

Prep time: 5 min

Cooking time: 15 min


  • 500mL vegetable or peanut oil for deep-frying
  • 10 oysters, freshly shucked or from a pottle (if frozen, defrost beforehand)
  • 1 cup corn or plain flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ cup ice-cold sparkling water
  • 1 tsp white pepper

Dipping sauce:

  • gomen tsuyu sauce (Japanese dipping sauce often sold concentrated and diluted with water; can be found at Asian supermarkets) – add some chopped spring onion and fried garlic to it


  1. Heat oil in a wok or saucepan over high heat to 160°C. Line a large plate with kitchen towels.
  2. Drain the oysters, pat dry and coat in a thin layer of flour.
  3. Mix ½ cup flour with the baking powder in a medium-sized bowl. Whisk in the sparkling water to create a batter.
  4. Working with 5 oysters at a time to avoid overcrowding, dip them in the batter and deep-fry until golden brown, about 5 min in total. You may need to flip them halfway through to ensure even browning.
  5. Once done, transfer to the towel-lined plate, using a slotted spoon to drain.
  6.  Repeat with the remaining oysters. Dust with white pepper and serve with gomen tsuyu sauce for dipping.

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