Coming from a country whose dishes are really unique and usually mysterious to western audiences, Tempura is a surprisingly western style dish for Japanese food, though not with out its unique charms. Tempura is simply any of a number of seafoods – fish, shellfish, and cephalopods – and vegetables that have been doused in tempura batter and deep fried. Tempura batter itself is a simple affair, comprised mostly of cold water and soft wheat flower. continue reading…