It's just a simple coat of batter, but I never realised there were so many variations! I found one post that tested 5 different batter recipes.
I just used this:
- 40-50g flour (all-purpose should be fine, I just used cake flour since I had some open)
- 1 egg
- half teaspoon baking powder (this makes it extra crispy!)
- half teaspoon salt (optional)
- 2 ice cubes (stir until almost melted, but make sure batter remains cold)
So it's a bit like a tempura batter. Stays crispy for a bit longer after frying too.
Here's wishing everyone 年年有余! May you all have abundance year after year.