My Kitchen Rules – The NSW Team Smashes It Out
Seriously Sophia and Ashlee are hilarious in fact tonight they came up with some of the best one liners of the series. Though the downside was the constant use of the word babe, and repeating the phrase we’ve got to “smash it out”.
They seemed to take a long time with their shopping which was weird as they should have been able all they needed at Bankstown which is not that far from Cabramatta. It must have been close to the end of the day as they were running around Bankstown frantically looking for gas for their blow torch and the shops were all shutting. Ashlee said I feel like we are in The Amazing Race.
Their instant restaurant was called The Factory a homage to Andy Warhol, but it was not really Pop Art but Rust Art, not a known art movement though samples might be found in downtown Detroit. However they did not have the a luxury house rented for them ala Lisa and Stefano.
Lisa said the restaurant was simple and Sophia retorted to camera “Simple? Their one looked like a pinata threw up”.
For an aperitif they served up absinthe. “Pretentious” says Natassia as she then proceeds to give the table a lecture on the alcoholic beverage.
“If you get good absinthe it is beautiful” she said. The Victorian team said “Is it good absinthe?” Natassia responded in the negative, clearly she has imbibed it before.
Sophia was getting overly confident but still keeping her dry sensen of humour she said “If we get a good score tonight I am going to get the local council to name a park after me!”.
Their menu had a Vietnamese bent with an entree of Poached Chicken Salad with Sweet and Sour Sauce, Shrimp and Pork Pancake, and Lime Brulee.
Lisa said she expected the Lime Brulee to be on a french restaurant menu not a Vietnamese one. Newsflash Lisa, Vietnam used to be a french colony, that is why the coffee and bread is good over there or so I have heard.
Lisa also thought it was a simple basic menu. Which was a tad ironic considering she and Stefano served up a dip for entree in their first instant restaurant round and was that a choc chip cookie on their dessert menu last night.
Natassia was also saying too simple, but seriously with the standard of food being produced this round, maybe most of the teams should have kept it simple. Prior to tonight only one made it over the pass mark.
Keiran articulated that he was worried about the sweet and sour sauce as sometimes he finds it too sweet and sometime he finds it too sour. And that is why he is working at JB Hi Fi.
Manu liked the salad but he did not think the dressing had enough impact, and Pete also thought the dressing was lacking.
“Where’s the zing we were promised?” said Lisa. Also Stephanie thought it only took her halfway to Vietnam, and Dan quipped “Yes to Bali”.
Melina was hard line “You can’t over promise or under deliver,” said Melina. Which is exactly what every team had done this round except for Tasmania.
There was freaking out going on in the kitchen between entree and main. First they fiddle with the sauce, then with the pancake mixture, and then there was the toughness of the pork belly. But it was surprising it took them 2 1/2 hours to serve up the main meal.
Pete says he has been to Vietnam and eaten pancakes there. Babe they are in every vietnamese restaurant in Sydney though they are anglocised and the prawn heads are taken off. .
Angela did not look happy about the judges comment nor the fact she was going to be eating a prawn head, but in the end she quite enjoyed it.
Lisa thought the pork was tough and said it was average.
Interestingly Lisa’s negativity had been noted up on by the other teams. Dan said “In this last instant restaurant round we have sat down to 18 dishes and Lisa has not liked one of them”. The viewer has barely seen her comments about the food until it is time for them to score as the producers have been concentrating on the NSW teams bitchy remarks.
After battling with the blow torch, they plated up the dessert and Sophia put a carnation on the plate. Ashlee did not think it should go on because you could not eat it, however Sophia said people put umbrellas on banana splits and they don’t eat them. However some flowers are considered edible but no umbrella sticks are.
After all that running around looking for gas for the blowtorch the girls did not do a great job in using it. Manu said the brulee top was not great, but the cream was great. Pete agreed and said the praline and the cream went really well together
Stefano thought his was runny and thought it was not cooked. but then he prefers his food and women dry and Lisa thought hers had curdled. However this was probably wishful thinking.
The other teams gave low scores Western Australia gave a 3, Victoria a 4, Tassie a 4, Queensland a 5, and South Australia a 1. Vic gave a 4 saying the reason was they had to wait 2 1/2 hours for the main. Stefano and Lisa were even contemplating giving a zero. They really need to fix up the scoring in this show as this year particularly this last round it has been a farce. Pete and Manu are giving out eight and nine’s and the teams are giving out threes.
They then had to head off to kitchen head quarters the next day to hear the score and Melina in “real housewife” style managed to fit in a spray tan session before getting there.
Sophia was surprised they received that much as was Lisa as she thought the meal was terrible.
In the end the judges scores easily got them over the line, Manu gave a seven for entree, a nine for main, and a seven for dessert
Pete gave a six for entree, ten for main, and an eight for dessert. This was a total of 64 which made them second on the scoreboard.
Everyone seemed to be sad Lisa and Stefano were going. Samuel said he was gutted for Lisa as they are really nice people.
I wonder if they still think that after seeing these episodes and the scores they gave out. Hopefully now the teams in the MKR kitchen we will finally get to see some good cooking.
My Kitchen Rules on SEVEN, Monday to Thursday at 7.30pm.