What is Tempura?

A bag of tempura mix
by corrosiveheart

Tempura is a kind of japanese batter used as coating for deep fried vegetables, fish and seafood. One popular dish using tempura is deep fried, tempura coated carrot and sweet potato chips. As delicious as that dish is, our main interest in tempura regarding sushi comes in two other forms of tempura cooking:

  1. Fried sushi ingredients coated with tempura - such as shrimp tempura sushi roll.
  2. A fired sushi roll - entire roll is coated with tempura - That's done when dipping an entire inside out roll in tempura batter, then usually rolled in panko as well, and then deep frying the entire roll. A very successful trick is to use melty cheese inside the deep fried roll. Works very well with a philadelphia sushi roll topped with parmesan cheese, for example.

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0 # Amy 2013-07-11 04:08
Mmmm! I like the melted cheese suggestion!
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+3 # Robert 2010-10-21 02:17
Quoting Ed. Nick:
How do i make Tampura mix. Thank You

Mix rice flour and Japanese beer to form a pancake like batter, add black sesame seeds for color or food coloring for holiday colors. Use small cuts of vegetables or seafood so it does not over cook
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+2 # Ed. Nick 2010-07-06 20:01
How do i make Tampura mix. Thank You
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+5 # Mumble 2010-04-17 13:22
This is my first visit here, but I will be back soon, because I really like the way you are writing, it is so simple and honest
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-1 # stuart 2010-04-02 20:26
I read about it some days ago in another blog and the main things that you mention here are very similar
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+1 # Steven 2010-03-20 10:20
Wow astig Tempura is just like a fried chicken, but it's healthy. Even other Japanese recipes are awesome delicious.
You to try it. Mmmmm... delisioso.
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+3 # Guest 2009-12-12 16:47
Our favorit sushi bar makes a sushi roll with eel, avacado, and cream cheese inside...then they dip it in a really thin tempura, fry it, and top it with eel sauce......YUMM Y!
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