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This week's Featured Food Friday player is ...

Mr. Nicholas, with his post: Summer Salad, on his site, Intelliblog.

I honestly thought that February would still be a cold month, but it seems like I got it wrong. It actually feels like summer already! This colorful summer salad by Mr. Nicholas would just be about perfect for our current weather! Interested in knowing what he mixed in there? Then click on the shot!
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This week's post is something that we tried for the fist time at home: Tempura Sticks (Crab and Pacific White Fish Flavor).


Ingredients:

  • crab sticks (kani kama/imitation crab meat) - 1 pack
  • tempura flour
  • tempura sauce
  • oil for fying



Procedure:

  • Thaw the crab sticks thoroughly.
  • Heat oil (for deep frying) in pan.
  • Mix tempura flour with water (follow package instructions).
  • Once the oil is hot, dip the crab stick in the tempura flour mix then fry. It won't take long; the sticks are already cooked, so once it turns golden brown take it off the hot pan. Place on plate with paper towels to absorb excess oil. Keep warm. I decided to cut the sticks in half; makes for easier eating that way.
  • Pour tempura sauce in serving bowl, and place beside the fried crab sticks.
  • Dip and enjoy!



My sons always order kani tempura when we eat in our favorite Japanese restaurants and so I thought: why not make some here at home! This time I chose the "easy" way, though. Buying everything (the tempura flour and the tempura sauce) instead of making them from scratch. The result was so-so. I mean, it tasted similar to the ones that we eat in the restaurants, but something was still lacking. Maybe the ambiance from the restaurant? LOL.

All in all, a good enough experience. Will try making my own flour and sauce next time. If I have the time. :P

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5 shared thoughts:

Dominique Goh at: Fri Feb 07, 01:28:00 PM GMT+8 said...

The type/ brand of tempura flour really affects the quality of the food. Maybe you can try a different brand the next time. The best type that I used so far calls for you to use cold water + egg with the tempura and it does taste/look as good at the one you eat in the restaurant after you deep fry it.

Oggi at: Sat Feb 08, 03:13:00 AM GMT+8 said...

I made once and was disappointed too. lol

Nicholas V at: Sat Feb 08, 02:50:00 PM GMT+8 said...

Thank you for featuring my salad, Maiylah and thanks for being such a good hostess.
Have nice weekend!

unknown specimen at: Tue Feb 11, 12:59:00 PM GMT+8 said...

i'll try your recipe at home, wish me luck :)

i posted a food friday entry but got drowned in life, i was just about to link up today but it's already closed, just want you to know that i did, hehe :p

maiylah at: Thu Feb 13, 04:35:00 PM GMT+8 said...

@Dominique: thanks for that tip! I will try and find another one. :)

@Ms. Oggi: I think I can breath a sigh of relief now...lol. ;P

@Nicholas: happy to feature your salad! and thank you so much for joining!

@unknown specimen: oooh, sayang! no worries, will visit! :)

thanks all for joining and making this linky a fun and informative one!!! much much appreciated, everyone! <3

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