Definition of tempura
: seafood or vegetables dipped in batter and fried in deep fat
Recent Examples of tempura from the Web
The restaurant will also carry brunch options, such as Maryland crab cakes on biscuits with tempura asparagus.
This seasonal soft-shell crab tempura is only one draw at the zenlike Japanese/Thai Teikoku (5492 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, 610-644-8270).
Prices: Sandwiches from $9 shaved prime rib to $14 Kobe steak with caramelized onion and mushroom; Appetizers from $8 vegetable tempura to $14 Maryland lump crab cake; salads $4 house to $12 steak.
As Ludo puts it, there’s no better place to dive into Japanese cuisine—yellowtail sashimi, miso black cod, sweet shrimp tempura—than at one of the city’s original innovators.
The menu also includes calamari, oyster, shrimp and fish tempuras, swordfish burgers, tacos, classic shrimp cocktails, Newport clam chowder, ahi poke (a Hawaiian fish salad), Lomi Lomi salmon poke and more.
There’s even a cart behind Section 117 that sells fried asparagus stalks coated in tempura batter.
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar is offering a special three-course menu June 16 through Sunday 18, featuring lobster and shrimp tempura, followed by a manly 35 oz.
Some daily specials include shrimp tempura (Monday and Tuesday), kimchi fried rice (Wednesday) and katsu chicken (Friday).
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Origin and Etymology of tempura
First Known Use: 1920See Words from the same year
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Definition of tempura for English Language Learners
: a Japanese dish that is made of seafood or vegetables that are covered in batter and fried
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