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?

How rude.

I like my recipes. I think my pictures are kinda good. Why can't I know about these challenges.


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 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.


  1. Welcome and hello to our "super secret private cooking club" called the Daring Kitchen LOL and congratulations on your first very successful challenge I hope you have many happy experiences with us. I should mention that you should include the blog checking lines that are in the challenge posting in you blog so that way we can find you and check you off using our automatic programme and so other people can find you using google. The blog checking lines for this challenge are The February 2011 Daring Cooks’ challenge was hosted by Lisa of Blueberry Girl. She challenged Daring Cooks to make Hiyashi Soba and Tempura. She has various sources for her challenge including,, and

    Thank you visiting my blog and the kind words you left <3

    WOW your photography is exquisite the colours are so vivid you can almost see the flavours of the food wonderful. The tempura batter looks so thin and crispy superb work. Wondrous posting great work on this challenge.

    Cheers from Audax in Sydney Australia.

  2. Welcome to the Daring Kitchen!! So glad you joined our "super secret" club! Your soba and tempura look amazing and your photographs are beautiful. Can't wait to keep cooking with you! :)

  3. @Audax: Thanks for clearing that up for me. I will make sure to have the correct checking line next time!

    @Shelley C.: Thank you! I'm glad I finally joined.

    @Monica: Thank you. Photography is a new hobby of mine. I hope to get better :)

  4. Wow, that looks wonderful and delicious!



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