My Attempt To Cook Like A Chef

A few weeks ago, at Dot Com Pho, we attended a cooking class with Chef Philippe Thomelin of Olivar Restaurant. Chef Philippe showed us how to cook two dishes that he served in his restaurant. Today, I decided to give the Prawns, Avocado & Orange Salad a try.

I chose to attempt that dish because it doesn’t require any cooking. It’s just a salad. How hard can it be? As I would find out, cooking like a chef is damn hard! This was the Prawns, Avocado & Orange Salad that Chef Philippe Thomelin made.

Prawns, avocado & orange salad

This how my attempt at the same dish came out.

Taste wise, I think I’ve managed to replicate about 60% of Chef Philippe’s dish. My dish tasted all kinda mashed together while Chef Philippe’s manages to maintain the distinct taste of each individual ingredient. I guess this is why he’s the chef and I’m not.

Instead of trying to cook like a chef, I think I’ll stick to eating like a chef. It’s a lot easier and whole lot better tasting.