Monday, March 26, 2007

Tempura Mushrooms

I just told myself to cut down on fried stuff last week and it's only the 1 day of the week. Here I am with another fried dish. I'm just plain lazy to come up with some ideas to cook the mushrooms I have in my fridge. I could have dump it in my other dish I cooked today but then I would have to think of another dish to cook. Lazy right? It's like this on Mondays lah.

  • 4 Shitake Mushroom, sliced
  • 5 White Button Mushroom, sliced
  • 1/2 pack Shimeiji Mushroom, ends removed
  • Batter for frying
  • Oil for frying

How to do it:
  1. Coat mushrooms with batter before deep frying them in hot oil.
  2. Remove and put on paper towel to drain away extra oil.
  3. Serve with dipping sauce, tomato or chili sauce.

Additional Add-on
Ingredients for Tempura Batter:
  • 3 tablespoon Plain Flour
  • 6 tablespoon Ice Cold Water
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt (if using on food that is not seasoned or marinated)
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda (optional - this is to make it crispier)

How to do it:
  1. Beat egg.
  2. Add water into egg.
  3. Gradually add flour and mix till smooth.
If you prefer a thicker batter, add 1 more tablespoon of flour. Most of the time, I don't add egg and it works fine too!


  1. I'm like you :O Sometimes I would just keep a certain ingredient though it could have gone into an earlier prepared dish...because I hate to think of another dish to cook...LOL!
    You could also have just stir fried them...but think you have done that stir frying before liow ! Hahah

  2. Tigerfish,
    LOL Great minds think alike! LOL

    I have been stir frying them for a few time until sian liao. hehehe

  3. I love mushrooms but got no fans here. Maybe shld try yr style. Thanks.

  4. how to make the batter?
    how u make ur food w some flowery design?

  5. ah....ur food just make me feel tempted... gonna show my mum.... by the way.. thank u in advanced.. see im addicted to ur blog

  6. Jolene
    I'll add a note on the measurement for the batter. I just realise I run out of flour. Need to get them 1st. Most of the design can be done using cookie cutters and craft punchers.

    Show your mum?! Pie say lah!

    You are welcome, it's my pleasure! Hope you try some of the recipes and like them too ;)

  7. Joanne,
    You cook and eat alone lor. hehehe