National Tempura Day
Facts on Tempura
- Tempura is a delicious deep fried Japanese dish made with lightly battered vegetables and seafood.
- Tempura batter is made with cold water and wheat flour.
- Tempura will traditionally include shrimp, scallops, eggplant, green beans, sweet potato, mushrooms, or bamboo.
- The original cooking technique of tempura is actually attributed to the Portuguese,
- Some tempura recipes also call for eggs, baking soda, oil, or spices for extra flavoring.