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 (tĕm′po͝o-rə, tĕm-po͝or′ə)
A Japanese dish of vegetables and shrimp or other seafood dipped in batter and fried in deep fat.



(Cookery) a Japanese dish of seafood or vegetables dipped in batter and deep-fried, often at the table
[from Japanese: fried food]


(tɛmˈpʊər ə)

a Japanese dish of seafood or vegetables dipped in batter and deep-fried.
[1935–40; < Japanese tenpura, allegedly < Portuguese tempêro seasoning, taste (derivative of temperar to season < Latin temperāre; see temper)]
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Noun1.tempura - vegetables and seafood dipped in batter and deep-fried
dish - a particular item of prepared food; "she prepared a special dish for dinner"
Nihon, Nippon, Japan - a constitutional monarchy occupying the Japanese Archipelago; a world leader in electronics and automobile manufacture and ship building
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It fuses together the famous eastern style of cooking, tempura - basically deep frying something in a really light, crispy batter - with tacos from Mexico.
The deal includes prawn crackers and dip followed by a starters platter of prawn tempura, chicken satay, smoked duck or a veggie platter (vegetable spring rolls, grilled tofu, vegetable tempura).
2 Shrimp Tempura Tempura is a Japanese dish of seafood or vegetables that have been battered and deep fried.
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Grimsby based Young's Seafood has expanded its high successful Gastro line with an adventurous new range offish cakes and fish fingers including tempura coated fish fingers.
You could order a ceviche of your choice or go for savoury delights like BonBon, four crunchy parcels of minced baby shrimps mixed with red cheddar and mozzarella cheese and served with sweet chilli sauce, or vegetable tempura moriawase, a platter of deep-fried tempura battered zucchini, eggplant and peppers for vegans.
There was a dish to suit all tastes and in the end the three of us plumped for Tempura Potatoes (sweet potato tempura served with tempura dipping sauce), Nigiri Salmon (sushi rice topped with fresh salmon slices and served with wasabi and pickled ginger) and Hoi Sin Duck (duck breast robata skewers marinated with plum sauce, soy, coriander and hoi sin).
Now Kyotobased Tempura Endo brings its delicately fried Japanese cuisine to Beverly Hills for a rarefied experience that lets diners sit at the bar to watch the fry master at work behind the counter.
Dynamite Salmon Roll - American fave: Spicy salmon, avocado, and crunchy tempura crumb, topped with sriracha mayo and chives.
At buffet restaurants, diners tend to flock to the tempura station.
8 Sprinkle the tempura bits over the sushi roll, and drizzle the spicy sauce all over.
For the Tempura batter: For the Tempura batter: 50g of Plain flower 50g of Plain flower 35g cornflower 10g baking powder Tsp curry powder Tsp coriander seeds Tsp cumin seeds 125ml Soda water.