tempura

Definitions

Food

  • pieces of fish, shellfish, bundles of noodles and firm vegetables, covered with a thinnish coating of tempura batter, deep-fried and served with a dipping sauce made from dashi, mirin and light soy sauce, with added grated daikon (mooli) and fresh ginger. The technique was introduced to Japan by the Spanish and Portuguese in the late 16th century.

Travel

  • noun a Japanese dish of vegetables or seafood coated in light batter and deep-fried
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