Yuck. Warning for emetophobes and those who are easily grossed out, because the reason why I don't like tempura isn't pretty: I usually like fried crispy things, but I once choked and cut the inside of my throat open on a piece of edamame tempura from my relative's restaurant because they forgot to chop off the sharp point of the pod, and it lodged in my throat. I actually couldn't get it out until it triggered my gag reflex so badly that I ended up throwing up in the restaurant's bathroom, and then my throat stung for days because of the cuts and the acid. TL;DR: I have tempura-related trauma. To take your mind off that traumatic anecdote, how about something sweet: Strawberry cheesecake ice cream!