Spiced Crispy Tempeh

Spiced Crispy Tempeh
Pan-fried marinated tempeh in crispy spicey oatmeal crust and sliced eggplant. Served with special marinara sauce and garlic mashed potato.

We didn't have Tempeh as an entree...so finally it is here to prove how good they can be!!
(I personally do not like tempeh, but this crispy tempeh has a great flavors! Now I think I can enjoy tempeh a lot more)

For those who do not know much about tempeh...
It is made by a natural culturing and controlled fermentation process that binds soybeans into a cake form. Tempeh is unique among major traditional soyfoods in that it is the only one that did not originate in China or Japan. It originated in today's Indonesia, and is especially popular on the island of Java, where it is a staple source of protein. Like tofu, tempeh is made from soybeans, but tempeh is a whole soybean product with different nutritional characteristics and textural qualities. Tempeh's fermentation process and its retention of the whole bean give it a higher content of protein, dietary fiber, and vitamin. It has a firm texture and strong flavor. Because of its nutritional value, tempeh is used worldwide in vegetarian cuisine; some consider it to be a meat analogue.

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