Tempura is seafood and vegetables deep-fried in batter.  The batter of tempura is made from flour, water, and eggs.  Tempura is eaten with either a dipping sauce called “tentsuyu” or dipped in salt.  It's a common food you can order in Izakaya-style restaurants.

   Deep-fried tasty fresh ingredients - how can you go wrong?  Tempura fried vegetables are a safe option for fussy eaters, and also a good option for vegetarian diners who often have difficulty finding menu items completely free from meat.

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   - Where can I eat it? -

   There are some specialist tempura restaurants, but it’s more common as a menu item in other, more general restaurants like izakaya.  Tempura is also part of many other dishes, such as donburi and udon.  One easily accessable example of this is Tenya, a “tendon” (tempura on donburi) specialist chain that are conveniently open from 11 to 11, every day.  Click on the restaurant guide link below for more information.