1 C ice water
1 C flour
Beat egg in a bowl. Add ice water in the bowl. Be sure to use very cold water. Add flour in the bowl and mix lightly. Be careful not to over-mix the batter; it will be lumpy.
Items to fry
Choose any of the following:
Cut vegetables up into thick slices or chunks. Dip the "wet" items into plain flour before dipping into batter so that the batter will stick. Dip items just before placing in the hot oil.
Heat vegetable oil in a deep pan - around medium high heat (whatever temp you think that might be - 350ish?). Drop dipped items into batter and let fry, turning over at least once, until veggies are tender. Remove with slotted spoon and put on a cooling rack over paper towels to catch oil.
Plain soy sauce will do, but this is yummy!
2 T rice wine vinegar
1/2 C soy sauce
1 T ginger, grated
Mix together. Ta da!
Serve all with a plate full of hot rice.