Japanese Tempura Isn’t Japanese
One of the most popular Japanese exports to the western world is tempura, a crispy, savory, delectable delight. But this Japanese staple isn’t quite so Japanese after all. In fact, tempura’s roots trace way back to 16th century Portugal with a dish known as Peixinhos da Horta. Here’s the story of how the Portuguese delicacy made its way to the Japanese coast.
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