Japanese Food 100 – #71 Kakiage

Kakiage, Japanese food

Kakiage is a form of Tempra.
Sliced vegetables and sometime seafood such as shrimps or shell fish are mixed together with tempura batter and deep fried.
“Kaki” means to mix or stir and “age” means to fry in oil.
It’s a key to use different types of ingredients which have different texture.

Kakiage is served as it is, as a Kakiage Don (a bowl of rice with Kakiage), Topping for Ochazuke (a bowl of rice with tea poured over it) and as a topping for noodle dishes.
You can enjoy crispy and light texture and combination of seasonal ingredients.