Yesterday was one of those rare days that the stars weren’t aligned for our in-house teenage chef. Everything that she cooked was a flop, sort of. She made skewered boneless chicken thighs but it didn’t turn out as expected – the pan-fried chicken didn’t have the charred parts and tasted undercooked. The grilled egg plants + potatoes + big onions were also undercooked. The lemon and herbs rice was a joke that made everyone cackle at the dining table. After each spoonful of rice that we put into our mouths, we had to snigger. Take a look at the lemon herbs rice – we had envisioned fluffy and aromatic rice but the rice turned out looking and tasting like porridge risotto and Korean rice cakes. Or maybe like baby food 😆
I told Sherilyn not to bin the rice as she’d put in so much effort and time into cooking it and suggested that I could buy some Mozzarella cheese and roast chicken breast the next day to bake the failed lemon herbs rice. But this creative girl had some other ingenious plans with the flopped rice. She gave the rice a total transformation and churned out some crispy fried sushi the next day!
She made an assortment of fried sushi with the failed rice by coating the rice with Panko bread crumbs before pan-frying them. The result was a big batch of totally disguised, yummy and crispy fried sushi!
She pan-fried some eggs rolls and spam meat for the Uramaki. Sherilyn is now a pro when it comes to making Japanese egg rolls. It’s a skill that comes so naturally for her.
She also made some ‘fusion Nigiri’ with a restauranty edge 😆. Food that’s aesthetically pleasing some how tastes better, eh?😆
Sherilyn gave a box of sushi to her beloved kakak Maria who was here today. Maria always gets a share of everything that we cook and bake. During the MCO when she wasn’t allowed into our condo, I occasionally drove somewhere nearby to meet her to pass Catermate’s daily bento boxes to her.
This packet of locally made Panko bread crumbs is pretty good. It gives all her panko coated dishes a very crispy and less oily texture. It’s available at 99 Speedmart and only costs RM4.15 a packet.
I also collected food from Catermate for lunch today – Mee Siam with chicken rendang and sambal.
Mee Siam set from hubby’s shop @ Catermate is priced at RM15/box.
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