Tempura

  • Tempura

    Sweet Potato & Carrot ‘Kakiage’

    ‘Kaki-age’ is a type of Tempura. This dish is originally a savoury Tempura dish that I cook with thinly sliced Japanese Sweet Potato and Carrot. I sometimes add Onion. Savoury Tempura is served with ‘Tentsuyu’ (Tempura Dipping Sauce). However, you can make it into a sweet snack. Add some Sugar to the batter, and cook …

  • Okonomiyaki Tempura Vegetables

    Carrot & Onion Pancakes

    This is a pan-fried version of my ‘Kakiage’ Tempura that I love. I first just pan-fried it instead of deep-frying, and realised I needed more batter. So, I made it just like Okonomiyaki. This is much easier to prepare and clean up than deep-fried Tempura. You can make small pancakes OR 1 large pancake and …

  • Sea Vegetables Tempura

    Crispy Fried Nori

    It all started when I first fried Nori to use up leftover Tempura batter. Nori Tempura turned much crispier than I expected, and it brought back a memory of a childhood snack. I altered the batter to achieve the right texture and I added Katsuobushi (Bonito Flakes) to it. These ‘Crispy Fried Nori’ are really …

  • Squid & Octopus Tempura

    Squid ‘Isobe-age’ Tempura

    ‘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. Makes 2 Servings Ingredients 1 Squid Tube *about 150gSalt & …

  • Squid & Octopus Tempura

    Saki-ika (Shredded Dried Squid) Tempura

    Dried Squid is a popular food in Japan. ‘Saki-ika’ is already shredded Dried Squid and it is often seasoned. ‘Saki-ika’ is delicious as it is, but today I made it into Tempura. It is perfect for drinking. Makes 1 Serving Ingredients 20g ‘Saki-ika’ (Shredded Dried Squid)1 & 1/2 tablespoons Plain Flour1/2 tablespoon Potato Starch Flour2 …

  • Tempura Vegetables

    Pan Fried Zucchini

    Sometimes I receive a compliment for the dish I cooked with no effort at all. This ‘Pan Fried Zucchini’ was not particularly special. But my husband said, after one bite, ‘Oh, this is good!’ So, I decided to write down how I cooked it. Makes 2 to 3 Servings Ingredients 1 Zucchini *sliced 1cm thick1 …

  • Fish Sea Vegetables Tempura

    Chikuwa ‘Isobe-age’ Tempura

    ‘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, but it might be difficult to find. Finely crumbled Nori, Hijiki, Wakame, or other Seaweed can be used. Makes 2 Servings …

  • Tempura Vegetables

    Curry Flavoured Brussels Sprouts Tempura

    I read an article about the vegetables that are hated by children. They say the most hated vegetable is ‘Brussels Sprouts’ and I tend to agree, because my young students and my own children, when they were young, hated ‘Brussels Sprouts’. My son hated most vegetables but he didn’t mind if they were seasoned in …

  • Fish Tempura

    Tempura Yellowfin Tuna

    Fish fillets are common ingredients for Tempura. If you use meaty fish fillets such as Yellowfin Tuna, you would better to marinate the fillets first. Basic Tempura Batter can be used, but you don’t need much batter for this recipe. Today I introduce a new Tempura Batter that is made with Japanese mayonnaise. Makes 4 …

  • Tempura Vegetables

    Curry Flavoured Cauliflower Tempura

    Home-style Tempura is easy to cook. You can find my ‘Tempura’ recipes on this website, but this one is unique. They are seasoned with Curry Powder and Salt. Even though you are not a fan of deep-fried food, you would love this deep-fried Cauliflower. Makes 4 to 6 Servings Ingredients 1 small head Cauliflower *700 …

  • Chicken Donburi (Rice Bowl) Tempura

    Chicken Tempura Don

    ‘Chicken Tempura’ can make a yummy rice bowl dish. Simply place them on top of freshly cooked rice and drizzle the sauce over. This sauce is basically same as ‘Tentsuyu’ (Dipping Sauce for Tempura) but is has stronger flavour. Teriyaki Sauce is also recommended. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 500g Chicken Breast OR Tenderloin Fillets1 small …

  • Chicken Tempura

    Chicken Tempura

    Tempura is a popular Japanese dish but it is rare to find ‘Chicken Tempura’ at restaurants. It’s probably a home-cooking dish. I recommend to use breast or tenderloin fillets for this dish. And if you happen to be one of those who dislike breast and tenderloin because you think they are dry, you got to …

  • Donburi (Rice Bowl) Tempura

    Seafood Tempura Don

    ‘Seafood Mix’ is often called ‘Marinara Mix’ in Australia, and some people believe ‘Marinara’ means ‘Seafood’. That’s not true. Marinara is actually a tomato sauce and it doesn’t mean ‘Seafood’. There is a very popular dish called ‘Spaghetti Marinara’ in Australia, and it is a dish of Spaghetti and Seafood mixed with tomato-based sauce. That’s …

  • Tempura Vegetables

    Parsnip & Carrot ‘Kakiage’ Tempura

    Parsnip is a vegetable that I first tasted in Australia more than 20 years ago and instantly became one of my favourite vegetables. And for a long time I have believed that the best way of cooking parsnip is roasting. But… I have recently discovered that Tempura is also good. If you like parsnip, you’ve …

  • Tempura Vegetables

    Beetroot & Onion ‘Kakiage’ Tempura

    On the other day, when I was just about to make ‘Kakiage’, a type of Tempura, I wanted to use some vegetables that I have never used for this dish. I almost always use Carrot and Onion, then I tried to find something that would replace them. Carrot is an orange coloured rood vegetable. ‘Are …

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