Prawn tempura is an excellent starter. Normally it is made of ready made tempura flour available in any oriental supermarkets. It also requires a specific red prawns with tails intact. I have tried making many a times with plain flour and some cornflour. The taste is quite good. The best part is that it can be frozen and made ahead of time if you are planning for a party.
Japan was my first country to experience abroad . Soon after my marriage I joined my husband who was working on a project. It was wonderful place to stay. Although language was a barrier for us but the hospitability of the people made us feel very cosy .I thoroughly enjoyed my stay of two years and we got to see around Japan. I was infact in love with that place and still feel the same. Even now I have lived in many countries,I still feel happy about that country and would like to visit again. I had also picked up some Japanese language so it was pretty manageable. The only problem that I had initially was my adaptation to the local cuisine. Probably I was not exposed to eating raw meat and fish so I was lost .One day we were flying and I forgot to mention my meal preference. I had some sushi on my platter. My husband urged me to give it a try. I was some how reluctant but I tried and that was it . I could believe that I had deprived myself of the divine cuisine. Infact I was so sad that by the time I realized It was time to pack up bags.
Anyway even with my limited time to spare I explored. I had strong craving of norimaki roll when I was expecting Rohan. I really loved the seto lunch esp the miso soup. Unfortunately I could not learn much of their local cuisine expect for prawn tempuras and some easy nori rolls. There is small trick to the way these prawns are cut to make these tasty prawn tempura.