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Fish and vegetable tempura at Cambridge’s Tampopo

In the Porter Exchange building, a real find.

Tempura at Tampopo.

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Tempura at Tampopo.

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For 21 years, Tampopo has been hidden inside the Porter Exchange building. A bite of the vegetable tempura starts crisp: It’s satisfyingly fried and pleasantly salty. The vegetables remain firm and flavorful — never overfried or oily. The fish tempura plate (pictured) stars all your favorites from the vegetable tempura plate and adds thick pieces of tender, flaky white fish.   — Ike DeLorenzo

TAMPOPO 1815 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, 617-868-5457

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