- Southern Fried Shrimp use a batter that includes some cornmeal. These are often sold partially cooked and frozen, to be finished in an oven.
- Chinese Fried Shrimp use a batter that puffs up a lot. These are commonly served at westernized Chinese restaraunts in the USA.
- Tempura shrimp use a batter that is somewhat thin and often flakey. Tempura shrimp are a Japanese food commonly served on top of white rice or floating and soggy in a bowl of udon or soba.