Tempura Class

Tempura, a popular Japanese dish consisting of battered and deep-fried seafood and vegetables, has a rich and intriguing history that traces back to influences from Portugal. Tempura was introduced to Japan in the mid-16th century by Portuguese missionaries and traders. The technique of battering and frying food was new to the Japanese at that time; however, the cooking technique was quickly embraced and became a very popular dish throughout the country. Initially, tempura was a street food, sold by vendors as a quick and tasty snack. Unlike today’s tempura, early versions were made with a thicker batter and fried in sesame oil.

During this home visit class you will learn all about creating delicious homemade tempura. You will be able to lunch on your own creations with a side dish of miso soup and steamy rice.