My Kitchen Rules – Vikki And Helena Says To WA Beat That
Vikki and Helena the twins from Victoria went BAM and hit it out of the ball park with their instant restaurant Didmas. They scored a record equalling score of 95 out of 110 which was great for them and they were very cool under pressure in the kitchen.
However I would like to know how long the diners had to wait for their main and their dessert. The girls only started prepping the main after they had served the entree and even though not that labor intensive it still takes time. Also after stuffing up their first Clementine (orange) and clove cake they cooked another one after they had served the main. Now that cake would have taken at least 40 minutes to cook and then they had to cool it.
This year the cooking mainly has been a step up from the previous season. I suspect the producers are being kinder to them when they are selecting what their menu is. In seasons past the contestants have to submit menu ideas and the producers will mix and match and only the day before tell them what they will be cooking. This ensured there was drama in the kitchen.
This year I have noticed the menus are much more manageable in the time frame. Does anyone else thing this is the case?
Not wanting to detract from the girls great score as their food did look fantastic and fishmongers today must be wondering why everyone is coming in to ask for Harpuka.
Their food was Greek inspired and seafood based. It was an entree of squid wraps with tomato salad, main was Harpuka with black olive sauce, vegetable chips, and dessert Clementine and Clove Semolina Cake with Spiced Mascapone
It was not a good start for the twins from Melbourne as they looked for Harpuka. First they turned up to a fishmonger to find it closed and then after ringing around after eight shops they found it. They drove 35 minutes each way to get them. Lucky there were the fifteen pieces they required. Interesting that they bought the squid from a different shop.
Their other issue was there was no clementines so they went with oranges with Helena saying the fruit was family and “family helps family that is what they do”.
They ended up starting prep side half an hour late. But all throughout they were very calm in the kitchen. No twin like yelling like Alisa and Lysandra on The Block.
They were also fast and calm in prep, with there being quite a few elements in the entree including yoghurt dressing and chorizo salt.
The first attempt at the cake was a disaster as it did not raise as Helena put the butter bit by bit not all together. So they re did it. The only other ‘drama’ was the squid was gluggy as they floured it too early.
Kelly thought the table did not look Greek enough. Did she want rope fishing nets and naked adonis statues? Chloe also mentioned she had just returned from Greece. You could almost feel the eyeballs rolling around the table.
Vikki and Helena were funny with their crushing on the judges with Helena insisting she take Pete’s plate to him. After washing off the squid and re-flouring it Pete said he love the entree. He said “It was fun, has your heritage in there and there was love”. Manu said it was beautiful, squid cooked to perfection and was seasoned well.
Chloe and Kelly were surprised it was that good.
The way the cooked the fish was interesting pan frying it first then wrapping it in baking paper to finish it off. The fish was not the same size of shape but decided they decided it did not matter. It did result in some fish being overcooked.
Also deciding to leave a wayward olive pip in the sauce had a high risk factor as well.
Whilst the teams were waiting for the main Naughty Nana aka Deb was shaking her booty and Chloe and Kelly were a tad repulsed. Props to her and it is extremely funny she in the upcoming episode tonight she has got the nude painting out of herself to show Manu.
The main course looked great and Pete absolutely loved it and said it made him happy. It was not the same for Manu who complained his fish was overcooked and he found part of an olive pip.
Kelly had the same issues as she thought hers was overcooked, and the olive sauce over powered the fish. Though most of the other teams loved the mains and ACT knew they were dead man walking.
The WA Team thought Vikki and Helena looked “as smug as ever” when they served dessert and observed it was only a cake on a plate. Manu thought the dessert was fantastic. Saying it was spongy and fluffy and Pete thought it was a restaurant quality dish.
Kelly thought it was alright but not amazing however as always her comment actually don’t reflect the scores they are giving out. I note none of their positive comments make it on screen.
The teams scores
ACT – 8
QLD – 8
NSW – 8
WA – 8
SA – 9
For a total of 41.
Pete gave a ten for entree, a nine for main, a 10 for dessert and Manu gave a ten for entree, a six for main, a nine for dessert.
It is 95 points and blasting straight to the top the scoreboard as well as equalling Rocco and Nic’s from score from when they did their instant restaurant round. Does this mean Vikki and Helena will also get to the grand final?
My Kitchen Rules on SEVEN Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 7.30pm.