By Leena Watakul
Recipe 1: Fruit Jelly
I got my ideas in plating up from a thai cook book 'ดอกไม้แต่งจาน' and I suggest next time I can try using different fruit, change the colour of food colouring and try different plate ups but overall I very liked the taste and the look of the food I made.
My friend said it tasted soft and sweet, she said it looked fresh and colourful and smelled inviting.
Recipe 2: Grilled Salmon and Rice
I got my plating up ideas from youtube searching 'plate up techniques'. Bedtime I think I can put other sauces into the salad other than mayonnaise and add other sauces into the salmon other than teriyaki sauce.
My cousin said the fish as soft and the rice was quite sticky, she very liked the look of it because she thought it had a good attraction to kids. She said the smell of the sauce I put in when grilling the fish was quite strong and it mixed together well.
Recipe 3: Prawns Salad
I got my plate up ideas from when I ate at a restaurant in Sydney, they made the prawns look like birds and I designed the salad myself. I suggest next time I can make the salad less creamy and try putting more of my favourite fruit rather than just putting vegetables that goes well with each other.
My mom said the bird was just perfect and very soft but the salad was a bit saucy. She liked the look of it because it looked different and not many people plate up in this technique. She also liked how I tried choosing veggies that goes with each other rather than just my favourite.
Recipe 4: Garlic Prawns Pasta (Made at school)
The appearance was colourful since the plate, parsley and the chilli was complementary. I plated this in a small bunch. It smelled like the fragrance of the parsley. It was soft and perfect. And it tasted a bit spicy but it mixed together well and you can feel the lemon, and the butter. It also was not too dry because of the oil.
I got my plate up idea from when we learned how to plate up pasta at school last year. Next time I would try adding other veggies to it and maybe cook it with another meat. Since I like Asian food, I might try to put other sauces in there to change the taste. I think I could manage my time better when I cooked it because it took quite long and I had to rush packing up at school.
When my aunt tasted it at home it was already quite cold but she still liked the sauce in the pasta and the small bit of spice that was in there. She enjoyed the prawns and finished eating it off.