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How to Make Pork Tempura

Prep Time8 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time16 mins
Course: Pork Recipe
Cuisine: Filipino/Japanese
Servings: 2 to 3 servings
Author: Manny


  • 1/2 kilo pork shoulder kasim or tenderloin, cut into 1/2" x 1/2" strips
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 3/4 cup Japanese bread crumbs
  • 1 piece raw egg beaten

Tempura sauce ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup fish or shrimp broth
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/8 cup rice wine
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup grated radish labanos


    How to cook Pork Tempura:

    • Rub the pork with salt and pepper and set side. Combine flour and cornstarch in a bowl and mix.
    • Heat oil in a pan for deep frying, about 2 cups. Dredge the pork in the flour/cornstarch mix individually and dip in the beaten egg.
    • Roll in bread crumbs and deep fry until golden brown. Transfer to a wire rack or plate with paper towels to absorb excess oil. Serve with tempura sauce.

    How to make tempura sauce:

    • Combine all the ingredients in a pan and simmer for 3 minutes. Cool and serve with pork tempura.