Tempura is a dish of seasonal seafood or vegetables that have been battered and deep fried. Cherishing the flavor of ingredient itself, one has to time the moment when inside is still juicy while outside is crispy. Tempura embodies Japanese aesthetic that cerebrates the changing seasons.
The sound and smell of cooking Tempura is part of the dish. People add sesame oil in order to enhance the aroma in some regions. You can also be creative on the batter by adding rice crackers or sesames to enhance the crunchiness. Some people like to dip it in the sauce when eating and other like to eat it with salt. Tempura is a popular dish among Japanese people.