National Tempura Day

National Tempura
Day 2022

National Tempura Day is observed on January 7 to celebrate the delicious and beloved Japanese dish known as tempura

What is Tempura?

Tempura is a type of deep-fried food that is made by coating ingredients, such as seafood, vegetables, and meat, in a light, crispy batter and frying them until they are golden brown

Origin of Tempura

The origins of tempura can be traced back to the 16th century when it was introduced to Japan by Portuguese traders

Saucy Tempura

Today, tempura is a popular dish that is enjoyed all over the world, and it is often served with dipping sauces such as tentsuyu (a mixture of dashi, mirin, and soy sauce) and grated daikon radish

Types of Tempura

There are many different types of tempura to try, including shrimp tempura, vegetable tempura, and mixed tempura platters. Seafood options can include everything from shrimp and scallops to squid and octopus

Tempura for
vegetarians too

Some popular veggies used in tempura include bell peppers, onions, sweet potatoes, and asparagus

Try to make
tempura today

To celebrate National Tempura Day, you could try your hand at making tempura at home using a recipe or trying out a new type of tempura that you haven't had before

Visit a Japanese restaurant
for authentic tempura

You can visit a Japanese restaurant or food festival to sample a variety of tempura dishes and discover new flavours and combinations

Enjoy this yummy day

National Tempura Day is a great opportunity to celebrate and appreciate this delicious and popular Japanese dish. So why not gather some friends or family and indulge in some tasty tempura to mark the occasion?

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