Techly Explains: Why Japanese tempura isn’t really Japanese

Tempura is one of Japan’s most distinctive dishes and a favourite of foodies around the world. But does it really originate from Japan?

Yes, yes, we know. The concept is as blasphemous as saying tacos aren’t Mexican, hamburgers aren’t American and French tries aren’t French. Hang on…

Anyway, for the sake of our mental health, let’s concentrate on one life-shattering discovery at a time. For now, let’s focus our attention on tempura.

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