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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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 The noodles come in a delicately umami-rich broth with sides of crisp tempura, spongy inari and sticky rice. Giulia Pines, New York Times, "Five Places to Go in Düsseldorf," 11 May 2018 This dish consists of chicken and shrimp with cucumber, kale, spinach, seaweed salad, cheese, tempura crunch, and teriyaki sauce. Lauren Delgado, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Disney Springs restaurants serving special barbecue dishes, beer pairings this summer," 28 June 2018 Miso Hungry Burger A plain old hamburger is kicked up a few notches with the addition of a miso dressing, soy ginger mushrooms, and a tempura onion ring. Fox News, "Best burgers to grill up for your Memorial Day weekend cookout," 25 May 2016 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

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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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