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

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How about kimchi tacos, tempura, ramen, banh mi, curry or masala dosa? Erin E. Williams, Dallas News, "Stunning vistas, modern museums and great food make Reno a solid bet," 2 July 2019 Donburi, or rice bowls, are the most affordable options, starting at about $17 for a tempura bowl, with a chirashi (assorted fish over rice) coming in at about $30. Naomi Tomky, Fortune, "One of Mexico City’s Hottest Restaurant Groups Fuses Mexican and Japanese Influences," 29 June 2019 Roger's volley of food begins with simple oysters; scallop crudo with crispy Iberico ham; baby heirloom tomato and tomato gelee; asparagus tempura with Romesco sauce; and steak tartare wrapped in an edible front page of the Houston Chronicle. Greg Morago, Houston Chronicle, "MAD: A sensory ambush arrives at River Oaks District," 19 June 2019 How about kimchi tacos, tempura, ramen, Banh mi, curry or masala dosa? Washington Post, "Why you should visit Columbus, Ohio," 13 June 2019 How about kimchi tacos, tempura, ramen, Banh mi, curry or masala dosa? Erin E. Williams, Twin Cities, "Stunning vistas, modern museums, quirky shops make Reno a favorite for tourists," 22 June 2019 Start with the sippers A slightly spicy margarita called Sweet Heat of Ohio with your tempura cauliflower or spinach dip on the roof at Tano Bistro in Loveland. Polly Campbell, Cincinnati.com, "Here's what you need to eat (and drink) in Cincinnati this summer," 13 June 2019 Start off with tempura veggies, try the sweet and sour chicken, and finish off with one of their four desserts. Selena Barrientos, Good Housekeeping, "20+ Restaurants Open on Memorial Day That Your Family Will Love," 13 May 2019 After toasting to Marino amongst tony tweeds, guests jaunted over to another one of Marino's marvels, The Lobster Club, for a festive family-style dinner including servings of lobster dumplings, tempura mushrooms, and yuzu black bass. Vogue, "Chanel Honors Peter Marino, The Architect Who Completely Redesigned the New York Flagship," 18 Jan. 2019

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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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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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