‘Isobe’ means ‘Rocky Beachside’ in Japanese, and ‘Isobe-age’ is a type of Tempura made with the batter with a flavour of sea. Most commonly ‘Aonori’ (Dried Green Laver Flakes) is added to the batter. Finely crumbled Nori, Hijiki, Wakame, or other Seaweed can be used.
1 Squid Tube *about 150g
Salt & Pepper
1 tablespoon Plain Flour
2 tablespoons Plain Flour
1 tablespoon Potato Starch Flour
3 tablespoons Cold Water
1 teaspoon Aonori (Dried Green Laver Flakes) *OR finely crumbled Nori, Hijiki, Wakame, other Seaweed
Oil for frying
- Make Tempura Batter by mixing Plain Flour, Potato Starch, Water and Aonori.
- Cut Squid Tube into the size that is easy to eat. Season with Salt & Pepper, sprinkle with Plain Flour and lightly coat.
- Heat Oil to 180°C. Dip Squid pieces into the batter to coat, and fry until batter is light golden and crispy. Take them out and lay them on a rack or paper towel to drain the oil.