Originally learned 400 years ago from the Portuguese missionaries in Nagasaki, tempura is today one of the best known Japanese dishes. Prepared in a great number of varieties, with ingredients varying from fish and seafood to vegetables, tempura is one of the most popular side dishes, offering something for everybody’s taste.
My favorite? The tempura with shrimp, photographed here in a tendon (天丼) dish, a bowl of rice with tempura shrimp on top…
Yesterday’s Japan Photo: