Friday, October 26, 2007


The tempura didn’t turn out as expected partly due to the soda water. I happen to have a can of ‘Anything’ and I assumed it was white cos the previous can was white!

Turns out its dark brown… tasted just like coke.

Anyhow, I used it for the tempura batter and everything turns out brown. Taste wise, it’s pretty close to tempura.

I also forgot to make little cuts on the inside of the curved prawn so that they look nicer with straight posture.

Tempura Batter
- ½ cup corn flour
- ½ cup plain flour
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- ¾ cup cold soda water

- Sift flour together
- Add egg & soda water and mix until combined
- Allow batter to stand for a few minutes
- Dip prawns in batter and allow excess to drain away
- Deep fry prawns until batter is lightly browned & prawns have turned pink & are cooked through.

Another tempura recipe:
- 1 egg
- 1 cup ice water
- 1 cup all purpose flour

- Beat an egg in a bowl.
- Add ice water in the bowl.
- Be sure to use very cold water.
- Add sifted flour in the bowl and mix lightly.
- Be careful not to overmix the batter.

Deep fried prawns coated with tempura batter.

Deep fried fish fillet coated with tempura batter.

Steam pomfret fish with oil, light soya sauce and ginger.

Old cucumber, potato, veg, dates and wolfberries soup.

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