Check Out The New Recipe From archanaskitchen.com .Bakwan is Indonesian vegetarian version of tempura, which is a popular Japanese fritter. Just like making a tempura, you will need to decide on your ingredients, this usually consists of assortment of vegetables. And you will need to prepare your batter. The most common bakwan is the vegetables version, in which shredded cabbage and shredded carrot are the two most popular choice. Here, Bakwan I have made has no eggs, and has no onion and no garlic.