Put cornstarch or flour in separate bowl, add half teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon garlic powder, if using.
Stir well to combine.
Wash shrimp and pat dry.
Season lightly with salt and ground black pepper and add to the seasoned cornstarch.
Heat pan over medium high heat, add oil.
Add shrimp, shake off excess corn flour first.
Turn over to cook the other side when they orange in color.
Take out of the pan and set aside.
Wipe pan clean with paper towel (be careful).
Add more oil and saute garllic until brown and fragrant.
Add mashed salted egg yolk and about 3 tablespoons of water to loosen it.
Season lightly with salt and pepper.
Add some parsley flakes and or chili flakes (optional).
Add in the cooked shrimp, stir until the shrimp are evenly coated with the egg yolk sauce.
Serve immediately over rice or pasta or as an appetizer. Enjoy :)