Monday, February 14, 2011

YAY! for Japanese Food!!!

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

Japanese food has long been a favorite in our house. My dad lived in Japan in his late teens and developed an appreciation for the food, which he and my mother learned to make while living in Frankfurt, Germany from some Japanese friends.

Soba salad is a frequent dinner in the hot summer months, and tempura a popular treat for birthdays or New Year's Eve. The first time I made tempura on my own was 10 years ago, when I was just 16.

This month's recipes didn't feel like challenges, but they were sure family favorites!


  1. So, making Japanese food for you was a breeze! I'm just being introduced to this cuisine, I mean, other than Yakisoba and sushi, and I'm now excited to try new dishes.

  2. WOW your final platter of food looks stunning well done on this challenge.

    Cheers from Audax in Sydney Australia.