Thursday, July 31, 2008

Sole Piccata

I visited Yvo's site @ The Feisty Foodie and tried a recipe from a competition that she's having for July. When I compared pictures, they didn't look the same!

When my husband saw the fish all 'dressed' individually, he exclaimed "Wah! Fine dining tonight?" I grinned at him and told him to eat up!

I must share with you my husband's eating habits. He's what our local people call a "China man". He has to have rice for dinner or at least once a day. Two days without rice and he'd behave like a bull in a China shop.

When he was in Australia with #1, he was complaining about the food. "No more sausages, burgers, beetroot and fries"!! "We have to walk 45 minutes to the closest shop selling Chinese"! Well it was World Youth Day and they can't possible serve 300,000 portions of Chicken rice! LOL!

My eldest daughter is exactly like the father! They get along like a house on fire. Rice for her is also the order of the day. "Bak kut teh" (Herbal pork ribs) with rice is fine night and day. Anything with rice is good. The Chinese has a name for these type of people - "Fan Thong" (rice pot). She enjoys all other international foods but rice is her staple.

My second daughter is very versatile. She can eat anything under the sun and enjoy it like a real food connoisseur. She can survive with or without rice. Bread all day long is also a good choice. Japanese food 24/7 would be an ideal. Her dream - to own a music school with a Japanese restaurant next door! *faints*

Anyway, when they tried the Sole Piccata this is what each said:

Husband: Very nice but not enough sauce. (I didn't add enough white wine because I thought the kids may not like it).

#1: Mmmmm....very nice mum! But next time leave out the peas. "What peas?" I asked. #2 chipped in "Aikes...they are CAPERS not peas!" "Huh! What's capers?". *faints some more*

Obviously #2 also enjoyed it and she could tell what was the ingredients to the dish too. If you want to try out the recipe, go here.


Emily said...

Mmph, looks delish! But I need my 'kuah!'

3lilangels said...

#2 is my kind of gal, though I must say Bak Kut Teh night and day is great too.

My husband is also unadventurous. He picked out all the capers the last time we ate at an Italian restaurant. Sigh! No wonder the kids follow his bad example.

Yvo said...

Wow that looks good! Crispier than mine I bet :) Thanks for the link!
Thankfully I am not a fahn tong but I know some people who are. I like rice every once in a while. But noodles, noodles on the other hand... I can eat night and day in any form (pasta counts!). Hehe. I don't though or I will be chubby :(

I wonder how old #2 is though, she so easily knew what capers are!

Sarah said...

hi there. blogged hopped to your blog. i must say im still absorbing all this wonderful stuff about japanese food and especially bentos in my mind. really really wonderful!

kashmirkat said...

Looks delicious - I love Capers myself :) I haven't been cooking real meals a lot lately - need some motivation! lol

Bento Pet said...

emily: The 'kuah' need must be a Malaysian thing. Lots of people I know just love to drown their food in 'kuah'!

Bento Pet said...

3lilangels: #1 follows hubs, #2 follows me and #3? I think she hasn't decided to get out of her PICKY stage yet, so I guess she's on the fence at the moment. LOL!

Bento Pet said...

yvo: Actually I used Katakuriko (Japanese potato flour) and it gave the fish a nice crunch.

#2 just turned 16 years old and is quite an adventurous cook herself.

allthingspurple said...

Your DH sounds like my DH. Real chuen thong(old fashion) kind of person. But fortunately after 9 years of marriage, he is now into pot roast and casseroles.

YOur #2 is just like Kimberly. Kimberly is more prone to western food. Your #1 is like my #2.All things Asian. ha ha.

The recipe looks great. I am minded to try it out this weekend.

Bento Pet said...

sarah: Thank you for visiting. Please come again!

Bento Pet said...

kashmirkat: I'd love to see you try this recipe out! It is quite delicious!

Bento Pet said...

allthingspurple: This East and West fanfare that happens at meal time is quite hilarious sometimes.

Last night #2 ate only the Sole Piccata, mushroom soup and some vegetables.

#1 ate rice drenched in mushroom soup, Sole Piccata, steamed pork with eggs and salted eggs and vegetables.

See the varying menu to accommodate East and West?


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