American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A Japanese dish of vegetables and shrimp or other seafood dipped in batter and fried in deep fat.
- n. vegetables and seafood dipped in batter and deep-fried
- Japanese 天麩羅 (てんぷら, tenpura), from Portuguese tempero ("seasoning"), a form of temperar, from Latin temperare ("to mix, to temper"). (Wiktionary)
- Japanese. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The take-out menu does say $10 for ANY three rolls, and shrimp tempura is listed there.”
“Is there a better way to deal with a roll of sushi made from cheap fish than breading the whole damnthing in tempura batter and deep frying it!?!”
“i love a little piece of heaven called the “shogun roll” (i could be wrong on the spelling?). it has tempura shrimp, unagi, avocado, and imitation crab. it is then rolled in tempura crunchies and then drizzled with a walnut sauce and it is ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS!”
““Fry them in tempura batter, stuff them and fry them, cook them like stuffed grape leaves, cut them up and put in frittatas or omelets …,” I drifted off as the questioners’ eyes glazed over.”
“Tack on a couple pieces of Pumpkin tempura, and a Pumpkin pastry and you’ve got a Thanksgiving post!”
“The tempura is a scraggly coating on tasteless vegetables and skimpy shrimp.”
“The tempura is a perfect balance of smooth crispy coating and tasty jumbo ebi shrimp.”
“Skip the boring prawn tempura, which is not worth $22.”
“Ms. Cant notes another -- that those early Portuguese in Japan, frying up their vegetables and fish, referred to the food eaten during Lent by the archaic Portuguese word tempura or tempuras.”
“For dinner we suggest Lampang local fare, namely tempura and katsudon.”
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