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Sunday, June 22, 2014

BACK TO LOCAL GRINEZ 5 TEMPURA

Tempura or battered food items that are deep fried is a very popular dish in Hawaii or Local Grinez. The Japanese that immigrated to the islands brought over their style of cooking and tempura was one of the products.

There is nothing better than a battered piece of shrimp, or veggies, dipped in a soy and mirin sauce, with rice, and pickled radish (daikon). When we were kids we'd visit an Okazu Ya on Front Street owned by my classmate's family the Yamada's. Karl my classmate would take orders for field trips and we'd all get delicious Japanese box lunches or bentos, the school busses were filled with the aroma of rice, nori, tempura, teriyaki. Okazu means side dish, Ya means shop, so when ordering, a customer would tell the clerk by pointing to the food in a warmer, "I'd like one piece of teri beef, 2 pieces of rice balls, 1 piece of shrimp tempura."

Here are some pics of tempura from Google Images ™







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