Halabos na Hipon with Garlic Chilli Sauce

Halabos Na Hipon
Halabos na Hipon is a simple way of cooking shrimp or prawns. The hipon are steamed with their own juices and stir cooked with a little oil. Here is my halabos na hipon with a little twist. I would have preferred to use prawns but they are pricey. Here is how I cooked it, I steamed the large shrimp with the usual Sprite I used lemon flavored, butter garlic and garlic chilli sauce. The garlic chilli sauce enhances the garlicky flavor and adds a little heat to the halabos. Enjoy.


Halabos Na Hipon - Ingredients

1 kilo hipon
1 cup 7 Up or Sprite (lemon flavoured optional)
1/2 cup chili garlic sauce
1/4 block butter
1/2 head garlic, crushed
salt to taste

Cooking procedure:

Halabos Na Hipon - Cooking Procedure

Trim whiskers and legs of each shrimp, wash thoroughly. Put shrimp in a big pot, add in the crushed garlic, chilli garlic sauce, butter, 7 Up or Sprite and season with salt to taste. Bring to a boil, simmer/steam and keep covered in a medium heat for 3 to 5 minutes or until most of the liquid has evaporated, stirring occasionally. Serve immediately.


  1. WOW! That looks delicious!
    I have to try making that.
    Thanks for posting!

  2. hi mrs.zeus, it does taste great as well, thanks for the visit.


  4. u have a recipe for chicken casserole? thanks

  5. Hi Fatima, It’s just your regular butter that comes in rectangular block package.
    I will post one as soon I cook it my self…

  6. hi! just wanna ask, what happened to the 1/2 head garlic, crushed? when do i add it? thanks!

  7. Hi c2,
    Thanks for highlighting the omission, the crushed garlic should be added together with the other ingredients. I have now rectified the error.

  8. thanks utman!

    my own recipe:
    1 kg prawn cleaned and trimmed
    1 small onion and clove of garlic
    half bar of butter
    salt and pepper
    chili powder
    half cup tomato ketchup
    half cup sprite or 7up
    half cup water
    3 tbsps of soy sauce
    1 tbsp of oyster sauce

    cooking directions:
    melt butter over medium heat
    sautee crush garlic then add onion
    add prawn and let simmer till prawn shell changes color
    add water soy sauce & oyster sauce in prawn
    season salt and pepper and chili powder
    add ketchup and sprite
    stir all ingredients and cover and let simmer..
    add more liquid ingredients if you want it more saucy.
    cooking time: 10mins

  9. To anonymous, thanks for sharing your prawn recipe.

  10. hi! to anonymous who shared his/her prawn recipe, i would like to ask if it's okay to not add soy sauce and oyster sauce to the recipe? or the taste will be different? thank you! i hope you can still reply. :)

    anyone can also comment on this if you have other suggestions. thank you!

  11. Is it okay to use Mountain Dew instead of Sprite or 7-Up? Thanks!

  12. I never tried using Mountain Dew before...


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