Ingredients, dishes and drinks from Japan by Ad Blankestijn

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Kakiage

"Mixed tempura." かき揚げ。

Tempura made with different ingredients that are mixed together in tempura batter and formed into a sort of "tempura ball" before deep-frying. This results in delicious, hearty fritters.

Various vegetables, mushrooms, and seafood can be used. The vegetables, such as onion, carrot and burdock, are cut into small strips. As seafood, small shrimps and clams are popular.

Kakiage is used in both soba and udon, and is also eaten over a bowl rice as "kakiage-don."

Kakiage