Tuesday, February 15, 2011

February Daring Cook Challenge - Soba Noodle Salad & Tempura

February's Daring Cook Challenge was hosted by Lisa from Blueberry Girl.  She challenged everyone to do a lovely healthy dinner, the very oriental Soba Noodle Salad & Tempura.  The original PDF recipe is here.

1 month ago, hubby had some pain on the left foot, and after all the painful tests and X-rays, we are notified by the doctors that there's some health concern, he should cut back on meat, fats etc.  So I decided to do a very clean dish for the challenge, with light batter for the tempura.

So instead of doing the batter, I just used some egg white, dip the zucchini slices and mush room slices in them, and rolled them in a bowl of self raising flour, with a bit of white pepper and salt, a dry batter.

They turned out to be just what I want, very light and great accomplishment to a very healthy salad. 

To go with the soba noodles, some sliced Lebanese cucumbers and Roma tomatoes, and corriander.

Dressing is made of mirim, wasabi noodle sauce, a bit of soy and sesame oil, some pickled ginger and daikun, and some sauce from the pickles.

I added a poached egg to add some protein to the vegetarian dish.


  1. Looks so good! The poached egg is a perfect addition to the meal:)

  2. This is such a good and healthy meal.
    I dip my zucchini in egg whites and garlic...yum!!!