My Kitchen Rules – David and Scott From QLD Cook
Manu when he was discussing the Queensland army boys menu stated “Green curry is traditionally the hottest curry in Thai cooking…” – Clearly he has never had a Jungle curry. However to be fair Manu Scott’s Green Curry appeared to pack the same punch as a jungle curry.
In fact they should have shown more footage of the table eating the Green Lamb Curry as most were clearly struggling and were wiping away sweat and barely able to swallow it. It was kind of amusing.
David and Scott are a good pair in the kitchen, they are calm, supportive of each and trust their decisions, and they are organised. Some of these traits must have been picked up in the defence force.
Tonight the menu was a homage to Scott’s wife who is Thai, for entree they served Thai Noodle Rolls with Prawn and Tofu filling with sweet chilli sauce, main was Thai Lamb Green Curry with Rice, and dessert was Coconut Parfait with a Ginger Brandy Snap.
It was impressive that David made his own sweet chilli sauce but maybe he should have thought about pulling back on the chilli in one of his courses.
Thomas and Carla were relaxed and enjoying themselves as they were not longer on the bottom however they don’t appear to be real popular with the others in the group. Tasmanian Megan called them “bottom feeders of the group”.
Peter and Gary obviously are more eurocentric with their palate as they were not happy with the chilli on the menu. Nor was Emma from Western Australia.
The plating up of the entree was problematic as the noodle casing kept on ripping. Also they only served three with the sauce in the side instead of the requested four, and Emma made an interesting point about why she was the one who received a dish with sauce over it.
She said “He gave the dish to me as he knows I will be less harsh then the others.” She was right as the other three were Thomas, Peter and Gary and they all got their sweet chilli sauce on the side. Though if Scott was being strategic it backfired as the WA team gave the lowest score of the evening.
Pete who clearly likes his Asian food said the entree was almost perfect.
However the green curry was too hot for Manu, but Pete thought it was great, but to hot for most people around the table. He was correct. Megan and Andy appeared to be the only couple that finished it. Thomas did but he gulped his down.
Pete said the dessert had hardly any flavour on the plate, maybe he had burnt his taste buds off. Manu said the parfait was too icy because they had not used enough sugar.
Thomas was trying to tell Andrew to vote strategically by giving them a zero, but this also tipped the WA team off to the fact that Thomas and Carla must have done that to them. This did not please Andrew at all.
NZ scored them a six, WA scored a three, Qld academics a four, Tas a six, Vic scored a five. This was a total of 24 out of 50.
Manu scored them an eight for entree, six for main, and a two for dessert.
Pete scored them a nine for entree, six for main, and a one for dessert. Pete thought it was one of the worst desserts he had had, but not as bad as the lavender cheesecake Thomas plated up.
However the Queensland boys had a total of 56 so were third on the scoreboard and therefore safe from elimination. Tomorrow night it is Peter and Gary’s turn to cook again, and hopefully they will get their food out in more timely manner.