Fukinotou (Butterbur Sprouts) Tempura

Fukinotou (Butterbur Sprouts) Tempura

This is the way restaurants prepare tempura. It's really simple, so give it a try.


Fukinotou (butterbur sprouts)
as you like
Cake flour
as needed
Tempura batter
as needed


1. Using a damp cloth, gently wipe any dirt from the fukinotou.
2. Carefully open the mass of the leaves like opening a petal from a flower bud.
3. Dust the opened leaves part with cake flour. Hold the flower (the core part) and dip the leaves to the tempura batter.
4. While holding the flower part, dip the leaves into the heated oil. Swing it to right and left so that the leaves open up and the shape stabilizes, about 5 seconds. Be careful not to burn yourself.
5. Gently deep fry both sides until crispy.

Story Behind this Recipe

This is the way to prepare fukinotou tempura if you want it to look like a flower blossom.