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carshone Apr 1, 2012 05:08 PM

i love the soup at Kampai janpanese restaraunt in mt.prospect ill. It is a japanese restaraunt where they cook in front of you. I love the soup that is served and the crunchy stuff in it which they said is Tempura Crumbs. Where do I purchase Tempura Crumbs for soup?

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  1. BigSal RE: carshone Apr 1, 2012 05:21 PM

    The crumbs are called tenkasu. (picture http://japancentre.com/items/yamahide...). I would look for it at your local Japanese grocer (or Asian grocer that stocks Japanese food). You can also make them yourself.

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      carshone RE: BigSal Apr 1, 2012 05:56 PM

      Thanks so much. Can I find them online anywhere in the U.S. my local grocers do not carry it.
      Thanks again

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      carshone RE: carshone Apr 1, 2012 06:22 PM

      i live in chicago and was just at Mitsuwa in Arlington Heights. They could not help me but that is because i was looking for fried onions. Do they carry the Tempura Flakes.
      Thanks

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        BigSal RE: carshone Apr 1, 2012 06:32 PM

        I would be very surprised if they didn't. I'd go there and ask for" tenkasu."

      2. gmm RE: carshone Apr 1, 2012 06:44 PM

        These are the only sites I could find that carry it online:
        http://okonomiyakiworld.com/buy-okono...
        http://www.marukaiestore.com/p-1240-j...

        I also think you should be able to find them at Mitsuwa. My best guess would be in the aisle that has stuff like flour and panko bread crumbs.

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          carshone RE: carshone Apr 2, 2012 05:28 PM

          The Japanese stores in the suburbs do not carry tenkasu. They suggested that I make a tempura mix, drizzle it through a styrafoam cup poked with a chop stick that falls into hot oil to cook. Any other suggestions. How is the tensuka in the bag?

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