A seemingly run-of-the-mill 28 year old Asian male has tonight ascended himself into he would consider culinary superiority.
Accountant by day, Harry Teow, embarked on this journey this afternoon, putting down the spreadsheet at 4pm and turning his attention to this week’s quarantine activity: making Dan Hong’s Prawn toast using garlic bread.
Taking advantage of his work from home schedule, the bachelor completed the trifecta of making prawn mousse, slicing garlic bread and deep frying everything together with breadcrumbs – just a modest three hours later.
With the final piece of toast out of the deep fryer, Harry suddenly realised that he wasn’t like the rest of these quarantine folk. He finishes recipes*. He makes prawn fucking toast.
“Al dente,” he whispers before Instagramming everything.
“Pretty fucking good if I say so myself”
Tucking in, Harry confirms that this ones a winner. How can he share his culinary gift with the rest of the world? Should he start a cooking show? Has anyone seen his Instagram yet?
With so much on his mind, Harry treats himself to a side of weeknight television. It’s season 12 of Masterchef.
He watches Poh do another Malaysian twist on her dish and get eliminated. How boring. Do something creative, like Prawn Toast for f**ks sakes.
With peak social media consumption times of 8pm – 10pm still yet to come (when Harry can get feedback on his prawn toast from his friends or perhaps his dating prospects), he decides to get serious about his talents. Harry opens up the laptop.
“Masterchef application process” He Googles along with “List of Asian masterchef contestants”
More on Harry’s application to come.
*Update: Some of Harry’s Instagram followers were quick to point out that he missed the Big Mac Sauce. It’s been confirmed that that Harry also lied on his application for questions like ‘Have you attended a culinary school or any other cooking program?’ and ‘Have you ever worked as a cook or caterer?.
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