Tempura

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Japanese Food | Tempura

Japanese Food | Tempura

Tempura are lightly battered, deep fried seafood and vegetables. The batter usually consists of water, flour and egg which is mixed to a nice consistency but to the point of not over-mixing to ensure the crispy, light texture of the tempura. The most popular tempura is the shrimp tempura, or "ebi tempura". Other popular ingredients include pumpkin, eggplant, fish, etc. Kakiage is also a popular choice. It is a variety of vegetables and seafood like carrots, scallops, onion mixed and fried together. These tempura is either served as a main dish by itself or on top of rice or noodles in forms of "ten don", "tempura udon" or "tempura soba". Tempura is a very popular dish in Japan for its light crisp nature.

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