tem·pu·ra | \ˈtem-pə-rə, -ˌrä;tem-ˈpu̇r-ə \

Definition of tempura 

: seafood or vegetables dipped in batter and fried in deep fat

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Miku Sushi and Steakhouse in Cockeysville provides a casual, hospitable haven for sampling a wide selection of sushi, tempura and more. Tim Smith, baltimoresun.com, "Miku Sushi and Steakhouse a pleasant haven in Cockeysville," 12 July 2018 The Japanese side took a beating from a tempura shrimp sushi handroll that tasted like Chick-fil-A with Russian dressing, and shoyu ramen behaved more like a sloppy stir-fry sloshed in a bowl. Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, "Review: Dominion spot Kin Thai & Sushi makes sushi and Thai a happy couple," 24 May 2018 Small plates served quickly, like sashimi, fried chicken bites, ground shrimp tempura, and pickled vegetables, with drinks, are typical and will be available at Kajitsu. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, "French Techniques and Korean Ingredients Meet Up in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn," 13 Mar. 2018 The green phoenix roll was a poetic beauty of delightfully crunchy tempura shrimp, wrapped in soy paper with salmon and avocado. Tim Smith, baltimoresun.com, "Miku Sushi and Steakhouse a pleasant haven in Cockeysville," 12 July 2018 What to cook: Dip the peppers in a light tempura batter and fry, serving the simple dish alongside a bowl of ponzu sauce. Noelle Carter, latimes.com, "Tempura, salsa and more great ideas for shishito peppers, now in season," 6 July 2018 The Garret East has taken the reverse approach, opening a spot for street food tacos, including one filled with fish tempura, behind its East Village bar. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, "Coco Pazzo Returns With a Tuscan Double-Header," 27 Mar. 2018 Arata, which has sleek, minimalist décor, will serve kimchi pancakes; several salads; rice cakes with long beans and sugar snap peas; tempura mushroom hand rolls; and steamed buns with mushrooms, eggplant and other fillings tucked inside. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, "Matthew Kenney’s Latest, Nodding to Japan, Opens in the East Village," 1 May 2018 Have a bite or two to go with a drink, like Karat ($4), pickled carrots dipped in tempura batter and fried crisp, or Chips Toodaloo ($4), perfect, thin potato chips lined up in onion dip. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "It's a bar. It's a restaurant. It's the out-of-ordinary Snack Boys in Walker's Point," 1 May 2018

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First Known Use of tempura

1920, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tempura

Japanese tenpura

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: a Japanese dish that is made of seafood or vegetables that are covered in batter and fried

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