Delicious shrimp in tempura with sweet and sour sauce – but where did this tradition of fried food originate? Photo: Getty Delicious shrimp in tempura with sweet and sour sauce – but where did this tradition of fried food originate? Photo: Getty
Delicious shrimp in tempura with sweet and sour sauce – but where did this tradition of fried food originate? Photo: Getty

Wait, tempura isn’t Japanese? So where is everyone’s favourite healthy fried food really from?

It’s one of Japanese food’s most iconic staples, but the truth is, tempura isn’t from Japan at all – well, kind of

Topic |   Origins series
Delicious shrimp in tempura with sweet and sour sauce – but where did this tradition of fried food originate? Photo: Getty Delicious shrimp in tempura with sweet and sour sauce – but where did this tradition of fried food originate? Photo: Getty
Delicious shrimp in tempura with sweet and sour sauce – but where did this tradition of fried food originate? Photo: Getty
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