Bang Bang Shrimp Tacos (Dynamite Shrimp) Recipe – Asian Special

Bang Bang Shrimp are crispy, creamy, sweet, and spicy. They are so satisfying served as Bang Bang Shrimp Tacos drizzled with that famous sauce.

  • Prep Time20 min
  • Cook Time10 min
  • Total Time30 min

Bang Bang Shrimp Tacos Ingredients :

Bang Bang Sauce

  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup Thai sweet chili sauce
  • Sriracha sauce , to taste

Fried Shrimp

  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 pound large shrimp , peeled and deveined, tails removed Canola oil , or peanut oil, for frying
  • ¾ cup cornstarch


  • 8-12 small white corn tortillas , or hard shell tacos
  • 3 cups shredded cabbage
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro
  • 2 green onions , sliced
  • Lime juice
  • Thinly sliced jalapenos , optional

How To Make Bang Bang Shrimp Tacos (Dynamite Shrimp)


Bang Bang Sauce : In a bowl, stir together the mayonnaise, chili sauce, and Sriracha until smooth.


Fried Shrimp : In a large bowl, combine buttermilk, onion powder, garlic powder, and salt. Add the shrimp and stir to coat.
In a heavy-bottomed pan, add 2 to 3 inches of oil. Heat over medium heat until temperature reaches 375°F on a digital thermometer. In a shallow bowl, add the cornstarch. Using tongs, remove 1 shrimp from the buttermilk marinade, letting any excess drip off, and coat each side in cornstarch. Add the shrimp in batches to the oil and fry 1 to 2 minutes per side, until cooked through and light brown. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate. Return oil temperature to 375°F and repeat with remaining shrimp. Place in a serving bowl and add sauce. Toss to coat. Serve warm.


Tacos : On a griddle or skillet over medium heat, lightly toast tortillas 30 seconds per side.
Fill each tortilla with shredded cabbage and 2 to 3 shrimp. Drizzle with extra sauce, if desired. Top with cilantro, green onions, lime juice, and jalapenos, if using.

Recipe Notes :

Frying the shrimp: Keep the oil temperature at 375˚F with a digital thermometer (one that clips to the pot is helpful). Be sure to bring the oil back to temperature before frying a new batch.

Bang bang sauce: To make the sauce a little sweeter, add 1 teaspoon honey or maple syrup. For extra spice, add some cayenne or hot sauce. To make it a little tart, and a dash of lemon juice.

Extra taco toppings: 

  • Diced tomatoes
  • Sliced radishes
  • Cole slaw
  • Chopped avocado

Storage: Store shrimp in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 3 days. Reheat them on a baking sheet in the oven set at 350°F. Tacos are best eaten the first day.