This Saturday, 15 October 2011, the remaining 18 Jr MasterChefs were confronted with a fairy tale dish challenge. The mission was to create a fantastic menu using frog's legs, pumpkin and apples as main ingredients. They were given 1 1/2 hours to create their dishes. Ivan Dorschner was special guest who appeared as a prince to serve as an inspiration.
Prince Ivan Dorschner
Although frog's legs look like humans, they taste like chicken. I, myself, like frog dishes. My favorite is called "batutay" (in other parts of the Philippines, batutay is a type of longganiza) where the whole frog is skinned, stuffed the belly with minced flesh from the other frogs with salt, onion, pepper and garlic and deep fry it. In Pampanga, they call the dish "betute" and add minced pork. It tastes like heaven!
"Batutay" or "Betute"
The top 3 for this week's fairy tale and their corresponding points were:
1) Patrick Baldosano - 6 points
2) Mika Tanaka - 4 points
3) Kyle Imao - 2 points
All the rests were given one point each.