Good tempura, despite essentially being deep-fried, has a certain lightness and delicacy. Conversely, bad tempura is soggy, bready and sits very heavy in one's stomach. From my experiments, there are a few key things to note: serve the food immediately! Tempura is not meant to sit around. Also, watch your frying items carefully and do not overfry. You might have to get used to the different frying times of different items. And of course, experiment away. If you don't like the veggies that I used below, you can try sliced mushrooms, eggplant or even discs of yellow onion.
Serving Size: 2-4
Preparation Time: 40 minutes