Wednesday, February 16, 2011
DARING KITCHEN CHALLENGE: Tempura and Cold Soba Noodles
Reading blogs, specifically food blogs, has become a hobby of mine over the past few months. During the first couple of months I noticed that every few weeks I would see a title called 'Daring Kitchen Challenge' on almost all of my favorite blogs.
"What the hec is this?" I asked myself. And why don't I know about it.
Was it some kind of super secret private cooking club that only special food bloggers can be a part of. Do you have to be invited to take part in this super secret Daring Kitchen society? Why wasn't I invited?
I like my recipes. I think my pictures are kinda good. Why can't I know about these challenges.
I WANNA BE A SUPER SECRET SOCIETY DARING KITCHEN MEMBER!
These are all of the thoughts that went through my head, before I finally decided to Google 'Daring Kitchen', and VOILA, I found out the secret!
Which is not a secret at all, by the way. Anyone can join.
So much for my conspiracy theory, huh?
So I joined, got approved, and finally completed my first Daring Kitchen Challenge. YAY!
The challenge was Tempura and Cold Soba Noodles. I must say, I do not cook a lot of Japanese food. If you read the 'about me' section of my blog you all know that I absolutely LOVE Asian food, but more so the Indian, Malaysian, etc...type of Asian food.
Well after completing this challenge, I might try to cook Japanese food a little more often. It was delicious. The tempura was so easy to make, I don't know why anyone would buy pre-made Tempura Mix. It's a ripoff.....trust me. The soba noodles take 10 minutes from start to finish.
I was glad that this challenge was not time-consuming because I had a very busy week. I Made some scrumptious food for my clients this past week, including Jerk Chicken with Shrimp Fried Rice, Braised Short Ribs with Creamy Polenta, and Seafood Etouffe.
Can't wait to do more Daring Kitchen Challenges.