My Kitchen Rules – Victoria Tanks
“So no kisses tonight?” said Manu, after Stefania talked about how she didn’t like the smell of garlic on her husband’s breath. She demured back suggesting it was still a possibility. WA immediately became my favourite team.
Manu was still being smooth when asked her “So does Stefania like the salmon?” She was probably miffed she was sharing her hotel room with her cousin Daniella.
The most entertaining bits of the episode was when there was conversation between the contestants and they looked like they were having fun. If you are going to rip off Come Dine With Me, at least liquor up the guests and get the conversation flowing. When they are looking at the food it all seems so stilted.
For example when Daniela was affronted when she answered Angelina Jolie as the actress who would play her in the movie of her life when James chimed in and said “Not Bette Midler?”.
She was lucky he didn’t suggest Roseanne Barr.
Tonight it was flatmates Lee and Kane from Victoria turn to cook. Kane was the guy Manu outed on radio last week.
Basically they were a freaking train wreck.
To start they served duck spring rolls with hoisin sauce. Judge Pete Evans gushed that this was one of the classic flavour combinations. But it was a disaster. They were making crepes to wrap them up. Bt they had no back up spring roll wrappers when they realised the crepes were not going as planned. The zucchini went cold so garlic and chilli didn’t cook, and Lee forgot to grease the baking tray.
The main of crispy skinned salmon with fennel, and asparagus was a mild improvement as Lee said a “step up to mediocre.”
The dessert of Adzuki bean soup with pandan ice cream had mixed reviews. Personally I would have loved it.
WA, SA, NSW gave 6, Qld and Tas gave 5 points.
Pete gave entree 3, main 6, dessert 7.
Manu gave the entree 4, main 6, dessert 5
So Victoria scored 59. Nowhere near Qld, they will struggle to stay in the competition.
My Kitchen Rules on its debut on Monday night had 1.2 million viewers. A higher figure then its first episode last year.