National Tempura Day is dedicated to the most delicious Japanese dish that is hard to refuse! In general, the country offers many amazing products and their combinations. We are sure you know which restaurant to go to today!
In 1543, Portuguese traders ended up in southern Japan. They came here to develop trade relations between the state and Europe. The population was converted to Christianity, so the locals abandoned the old principles of Buddhism and Shintoism and began to eat meat. The Japanese fasted, but the Spaniards, who loved to eat deliciously, decided to teach them how to cook hearty lean food.
They talked about batter, in which you can fry food and make it richer. The term “tempura” means fasting time in the Spanish tradition, which is why they took that name. The people of Japan really liked the cooking method and taste, but at first they did not use eggs for batter because of the ban.
Today, tempura is made with ice water, flour, and water. The ingredients do not mix too much with each other, which is why it turns out to be so airy and heterogeneous. Due to contact with hot oil, a temperature shock is obtained – because of this, a breathtaking crunch comes out! National Day was created by a fan of the dish, but we did not learn anything about it.
Did you know that:
- tempura cooks fish, broccoli, zucchini, asparagus, shrimp, rolls… The list can be long;
- the recipe for such a batter has practically not changed during its existence, which proves its ideality;
- sometimes carbonated water is used instead of ordinary water to give it more porosity.
How to celebrate
Order Japanese food at National Tempura Day! Visit your favorite cafe where this treat is served. If you haven’t tried it, be sure to do it today. Try to cook it yourself and surprise your loved ones.
When is National Tempura Day celebrated in 2024?
National Tempura Day is observed on January 7 each year.