Understanding of Tempura
Tempura is an ancient Japanese cuisine consisting of vegetables, seafood, meat and others,which are covered in batter made from eggs and wheat flour,and then deep-fried. As for a Western cuisine, images of fritters are close to it, and actually, it is said that this tempura has its origin in Portugal.
Tempura is also popular as one of the kaiseki dishes made up of several dishes and is often included when ordering a Japanese lunch course from 2000 yen to 3000 yen. If eating only tempura is too greasy for you, it is recommended that you eat a small amount of tempura as one item of the course like this. For the same reason, it is also recommended that you eat tempura at a soba shop where the menu "Tempura-soba" is popular. There is a set meal of vegetables and shrimp tempura along with cold or warm soba, they go very well together.
Tempura is commonly eaten after dipping in "tempura sauce" which contains grated radish and ginger in soy sauce based soup stock or eaten after sprinkling only some salt over it to keep the crispy feeling of the coating. Even if anyone in your group is a vegetarian or vegan who has restrictions on food,vegetable tempura is known as a menu that is comparatively widely accepted. Sometimes fish soup stock is used for Tempura sauce, so be careful just about that point.
For those who want to eat only tempura deliciously, there are some shops, as the most exclusive tempura place, where you can have a chef in charge of deep-frying tempura for each group, serving freshly made tempura to suit your taste. In this case, it is necessary to prepare a budget of about 15000 yen per person.
Besides that, "Tendon" is also recommended as a way to eat tempura. This is rice topped with shrimp and vegetable tempura and coated with rich salty-sweet sauce based on soy sauce. There are also specialty shops and others, it is one of the popular items sold as a box lunch even at supermarkets.