- seafood or vegetables dipped in batter and deep-fried.
Origin of tempura
Examples from the Web for tempura
Contemporary Examples of tempura
To cook the fish lightly coat each fish portion in tempura batter.Cinco de Mayo Recipes: Tacos for One and All
May 4, 2012
Tempura—battered and deep fried vegetables—are exclusively associated with Japanese cuisine.What to Eat: Japanese Small Plates
May 18, 2010
And I love the restaurants that are inspired by one main technique—be it raw fish or tempura.Fresh Picks
December 15, 2009
- a Japanese dish of seafood or vegetables dipped in batter and deep-fried, often at the table
Word Origin for tempura
1920, from Japanese, probably from Portuguese tempero "seasoning."