Food Clay Art Part 9
Are you a prawn mee lover?
Personally, I am. I love those big head prawns and the chilli that goes with it. It is only recently that I pick up the habit of eating the fat yellow noodles in prawn mee. They complement each other, don’t you agree?
This is the most beautiful clay art which I did since the start of this hobby. All this while, I have been creating cakes, sushi, bread etc. I always wanted to create a typical hawker dish that is close to home.
And I have finally done it.
Many of you would actually prefer the prawn noodle soup because the soup is actually the essence of the entire dish. But if I were to add layers of brown ‘fake’ soup (i.e. hardener) into the bowl, the beautiful yellow noodles and prawns will be covered.
The “ingredients” for this dish is easy. Just normal Japanese Clay. The bowl is about half the size of a iPhone, which is bought from neighborhood shops. Don’t think it is easy, even the placement of noodles need some skills. I have to think how the hawkers cook the noodles and threw it into a bowl. It has to be messy yet aesthetically pleasing.
The most difficult item would definitely be the prawns. This is the 3rd remake. First, I had problem making the shape. Next, I had problem bending and cutting out the tail. Then, I had problem colouring the prawns. It can’t be of total orange colour, need a bit of white in between.
The vegetables were just as bad. By now, you should have notice how ‘rotten’ my vegetables were. This was the last ingredient I made and apparently, I was losing my patience. The shape of the leaves and the stems were bad. But I gave up.
After this, I’m not going to eat prawn mee for a while.