Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Travel Gastronomy: Melon Parfait メロンパフェ


In which this is less a recipe but more an excuse to consume several guiltful items in one rebellious (melon) bowl. I had the most delicious parfait in Kobe, but due to my woeful Japanese, I was reduced to guessing most of the ingredients. What intrigued me the most were (apart from the sake poached pears) the addition of cornflakes and muesli - the kind of muesli I had thoroughly banned myself from due to their alarming sugar content .. which of course I enjoyed the most haha. But there was one ingredient that had me puzzling over. I believed it was a cream but not quite? The consistency reminded me of panacotta, sinfully smooth against the ice cream? What is this mysterious of this earth?? Gah. Cornflakes, of course, what simpler way to provide texture with the added benefit of being a very overlooked pantry staple (later to come.. cereal latte). 

This of course, is by far the furthest interpretation, hardly sporting ingredients from the one I enjoyed. But perhaps the moment calls for something narcissistically hipster, and eating a dessert from the cavity of a melon qualified (that and I missed out on eating a melonbingsoo whilst I was in Hongdae!). So call it the recreation of a missed opportunity. Either way, why wait for serendipity when you can manufacture it? But one I did do myself a favour on was bake a matcha pound cake from scratch which was blissfully the foundation of the one that graced my tastebuds, can't depart too far from the original can I? But I did keep it rather plain I admit, once again, at the mercy of an empty fridge. But that's when innovation truly shines, but you need not worry, I'm always keen to provide overzealous suggestions.

Melon Parfait メロンパフェ

Ice Cream (any flavour)
Rockmelon (ideally halved and seeds scooped out, or of course a regular bowl works wonders)
Matcha Pound Cake (another flavour is fine)
Cornflakes
Mystery whipped cream
Tim Tam
Cocoa Nibs

Alternatively, strawberries with perhaps a balsamic glaze? Or like the one I had, pears poached in sake. Or lashings of chocolate, nutella, caramel or berry couli? Or perhaps even firm squares of jelly.

There is really no method except to dump everything prettily into a bowl and grab a spoon.


The recipe may have called for a much smaller pan.. oops. But hey, I rarely allow matcha to shine so luminously! You could say I was quite.. teaful. 


Sprinkled with cocoa nibs as like I said.. empty fridge syndrome. Can you spot the cornflakes??


And a Tim Tam as above all I am Australian haha. Nah, additional calorie filler. 

The next post will spark off my Korea travel posts so keep checking this space! Korea will appeal to the artistically inclined, but otherwise, prepare for eye candy!

XX

Jeannie

24 comments:

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