tempura

noun
tem·​pu·​ra | \ ˈtem-pə-rə How to pronounce tempura (audio) , -ˌrä; tem-ˈpu̇r-ə How to pronounce tempura (audio) \

Definition of tempura

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

Examples of tempura in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Hayashi’s memories of making cheese gyoza and the way her mother makes tempura are also part of the narrative. Jean Trinh, Los Angeles Times, "A kids show gives love to Japanese food history in Boyle Heights," 18 Apr. 2021 The menu and surroundings are beautifully designed, the lightness of the tempura pieces truly surprise, especially if expecting something heavy and greasy. George Koutsakis, Forbes, "Japanese Food 2021: Does This City Rival Japan’s Top Restaurants?," 24 Feb. 2021 Sole enjoys this tempura chicken for an easy weeknight meal or even a fast lunch. Katlyn Moncada, Better Homes & Gardens, "11 Items We Buy Every Single Time We Shop at Aldi," 9 Mar. 2021 Nakayama and Iida-Nakayama begin by making a tempura batter. Jeremy Repanich, Robb Report, "Watch This Michelin Two-Star Kaiseki Chef Show You How to Fry Vegetable Tempura at Home," 8 Mar. 2021 MasterClass has shared an exclusive clip from her new class to help you master agemono by explaining the basics of tempura. Jeremy Repanich, Robb Report, "Watch This Michelin Two-Star Kaiseki Chef Show You How to Fry Vegetable Tempura at Home," 8 Mar. 2021 Mudan managed to hire a tempura expert from Japan to train their chefs, and the training took years. George Koutsakis, Forbes, "Japanese Food 2021: Does This City Rival Japan’s Top Restaurants?," 24 Feb. 2021 The nuggets are breaded with a tempura coating made of both cayenne and chili peppers, and the sauce combines crushed red pepper, spicy chilis and savory garlic. Kelly Tyko, USA TODAY, "McDonald's bringing back Spicy Chicken McNuggets, Mighty Hot Sauce for a limited time starting Feb. 1," 26 Jan. 2021 The meal kit comes with udon, shrimp, tempura, a runny egg and more. Janelle Bitker, SFChronicle.com, "19 Bay Area restaurants serving succulent Dungeness crab specials," 21 Jan. 2021

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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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28 Apr 2021

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“Tempura.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tempura. Accessed 15 May. 2021.

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tempura

noun

English Language Learners Definition of tempura

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

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