Secret sparkle to making the perfect Tempura?

Who would have thought SodaStream Sparkling Water won a top place in this favorite food for many of us?

Japanese cuisine is so beautiful and tasty; Tempura (The dish was influenced by fritter-cooking techniques introduced by Portuguese residing in Nagasaki in the 16th century, and the name "tempura" relates to that origin) arguably ranks top 3 most loved Japanese food for modern families.

And what if we told you that the secret ingredient to make a perfect 10 Tempura is ...sparkling water?! Contemporary chefs around the world chose SodaStream for their sparkling water in their kitchens because it is so easy to make and cost a fraction compared to their previous choices: fifty cents a litre (and a few seconds of a minute!)  

Check out this crunchy creation! Tell us if you like it as much as we do?Itadakimasu!


• 2 x bunches asparagus⠀
• 1 x 350g pack organic firm tofu⠀
• 1/3 cup plain flour, for dusting⠀

For the dipping sauce:⠀
• 180ml dashi stock⠀
• 3 tbsp mirin⠀
• 3 tbsp soy sauce⠀
• 4 tbsp grated daikon⠀
• 1 tsp grated ginger⠀

For the tempura:⠀
• 250ml SodaStream sparkling water (icy cold from the fridge)⠀
• 1 cup plain flour⠀
• 2 tbsp cornflour⠀
• 1/2 tsp baking powder⠀
• Salt⠀

Trim the woody base off the asparagus. Next cut the tofu into finger shapes and then pat dry on paper towels. Dust 1/3 cup plain flour on top of the asparagus and tofu.⠀

To make the dipping sauce, place all the ingredients in a small saucepan and warm through. Keep warm.⠀

Next, pre-heat the cooking oil in a deep fry pan to 180°C.⠀
In a cold bowl, place plain flour, cornflour, and baking powder. Mix well. Just before frying, add 1 cup of icy cold Soda Stream sparkling water to the mix, and stir through very gently.⠀
Dip the dusted organic tofu & veggies in to the mix and deep fry until golden. Drain on a paper towel.⠀

Serve with the dipping sauce and enjoy! ⠀

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