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Thursday, March 4, 2010

tempeh, marinated and tempura'd

is "tempura'd" a word? Probably not. Nonetheless, you get the point of this dish!

you need a few ingredients to start with:
3/4 pounds of freshly made tempeh cut into 1/2 inch strips
1/4 cup shoyu
1/4 cup hon mirin (do not use the cheap crap you usually find unless you have a hankering for corn syrup)
1 tsp sichuan chili oil

let the tempeh soak in the marinade for at least 1 hour.

Now you need some tempura batter:
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
2 tbsp potato starch
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup ice water

mix the dry ingredients well. Then mix in the water lightly! Do not over mix or the texture will not be as desirable as you are aiming for.

fry it up in some hot oil till golden brown.


  1. I have enjoyed reading so many of your recipe blog posts, but you need pics for most people to want to repost or try them out :-). Why not try your hand at photography? Even amateur photos are better than none.

  2. i do not own a camera, unfortunately.

    This should be a fairly easy dish to envision what it would look like.