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Sorachi ace Tempura

The sun has finally arrived (kind of) and it is the perfect weather to try your hand at some Japanese inspired dishes, which are generally healthy, full of fresh fish and veg, and taste great with a chilled beer!

The O’Hara’s Sorachi Ace Prawn and Veg Tempura is easy to make, delivers a good crunch and is a general crowd pleaser. Sorachi ace is a hop of Japanese origin, and the IPA adds a nice subtle lemon and coconut taste to the batter.


  • Sift 2.5 oz  of both flour and cornflour together into a medium bowl.
  • Make a well in the centre and add an egg and ½ bottle of the O’Hara’s Sorachi Ace Hop Adventure IPA, and whisk from the centre outwards, until just combined (it is okay if the batter is a little lumpy).
    Allow the batter to stand for a few minutes in a cool place.
  • Heat some vegetable oil in a deep heavy-bottomed pan until a breadcrumb sizzles and turns brown when dropped into it.
  • Place the flour onto a plate and dredge a selection of prawns (we recommend Dublin Bay!) along with whatever seasonal veg you can get your hands on into the flour mix to cover well.
  • Dip the prawns and veg into the batter and carefully add to the hot oil to deep-fry in batches for 2-3 minutes, or until crisp and golden.
  • Carefully remove with a slotted spoon and drain on kitchen paper.
  • Serve with soy sauce or wasabi, and of course the rest of that bottle of Sorachi Ace IPA!