It's no mere weekday. It's National Tempura Day. If you don't succeed, fry, fry again!
To celebrate this savory day, let me share with you five creative and interesting types of tempura I've spied around the web. Which one is your favorite?
1. Donut tempura (OK, not really).
It may look like a donut, but it's actually shrimp. I'd still take a bite.
2. Tempura ice cream
Ice cream. Wrapped in batter and fried. It might sound like a bit much, but one bite and I bet you'd be saying "just enough".
3. Octopus tempura
I'm not sure if I could eat something that looked like it might attack, Syfy movie style, but it is interesting to know that this exists.
4. Tempura squash blossoms
I'd hit that. You?
5. Banana tempura
Yep: that's a fried banana dessert, served a la mode. I am hungry and longing for this thing.