Recipe To Riches – World Food Week
It was World Food and the three finalists were Nillawan with her cheaper version of XO sauce she was also a software engineer, Leo with a chimichirri sauce and Manju with vegetable samosas.
Why wasn’t the chimichurri in the condiments heat last week?
Manju who came to Australia from India when she married had not cooked prior to it and she clearly caught the cooking bug as she said she was excited to work in a commercial kitchen.
Leo could not even identify parsley and picked up coriander. Lucky he asked Ed for his opinion. However he struggled with the big batch up and his sauce came out too acidic.
Nillawan’s sauce thought it was texturally interesting as she kept the seafood chunks in. She responded she probably agreed with it.
Manju’s samosa were the best and she was the first to be safe and Nillawan was the other one.
However she was not so smart with the marketing and she was confused and rambling when she was talking to Nobby.
I disagreed regarding changing the name of the XO sauce to Hong Thai sauce, if I saw it was on the shelves I would not know what it was.
Also at her product launch she said “you can bring authentic Chinese flavours to your cooking”. Then why have the word Thai on the label.
Manju’s product launch was a tad quiet but suddenly a flash mob occurred to razzle it up again.
Nillawan got the higher approval rating at her product launch with 94% of people saying they would buy it, and 89% said they would buy the samosas. The tasting panel at Woolsworths said they were confused by the sauce and about what to do with it.
Manju was announced the winner and her samosa’s will be on the shelves tomorrow. Have to say I am quite looking forward to trying this product.