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Tempura is a form of deep frying foods in a light batter coating. While Japan is well known for its tempura, the surprising fact is that it did not originate it Japan. It was introduced in the 16th century, by Portuguese missionaries. When it was introduced to Japan, master chefs there elevated the taste and texture of this food to what it is today.

What makes Tempura different from other fried foods is its distinctive batter. Made from beaten egg, flour and ice-cold water, Tempura batter uses no bread crumbs and less oil than other methods of frying. Originally, tempura was a popular food eaten at street vendors and typically included fish and vegetables.

Today, tempura is most often served with rice or on top of soba noodles. It may be served as a side and dipped in sauce. Many other food items including sweets such as ice cream, fruit, and chocolate bars are now also batter-fried in the tempura style.


Try our Tempura dessert recipes:

Tempura Apple Recipe

Banana Fritters Recipe

 

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