A Japanese dish of vegetables and shrimp or other seafood dipped in batter and fried in deep fat. (noun)
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Use "tempura" in a sentence
"The take-out menu does say $10 for ANY three rolls, and shrimp tempura is listed there."
"Is there a better way to deal with a roll of sushi made from cheap fish than breading the whole damnthing in tempura batter and deep frying it!?!"
"i love a little piece of heaven called the “shogun roll” (i could be wrong on the spelling?). it has tempura shrimp, unagi, avocado, and imitation crab. it is then rolled in tempura crunchies and then drizzled with a walnut sauce and it is ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS!"