Inspiration for this 30-day challenge comes from all directions.
One of the wackiest ideas was based on an all-time favourite food item, the yummy-licious Mentai Sushi from Fukuharu, Terrace at Hock Choon in Ampang, Kuala Lumpur.
The decadent luscious bite is basically a tamago (egg omelette) sushi laden with mentai (cod roe) mayonnaise that is blow torched to give it an enticing toasty taste. Believe me, one is never enough.
I had two ways to recreate the Mentai Mountain - the quick and easy one or the super long and virtuous way. While I would have loved to say I made it from scratch (*hangs head in shame*), I do confess I went for the short cut i.e. just buy ready made ingredients and assemble them.
Even though it was the cheat's way, this was super darn delicious that you won't notice.
In fact, after one mouthful of this mountain, you definitely want more.
For those lazy ones who have never yielded a blow torch before, I do suggest you just visit Fukuharu to get your mentai sushi fix. Once you have eaten this, there's no turning back. Believe me.
The Mentai Mountain (Makes one cone)
Tamago (egg omelette)
Mentai (can be purchased from Jusco or Isetan or any Japanese supermarket)
Line the Royal Selangor mould with cling film.
Press a little sushi rice (about 1-2 teaspoons) in to form the cone portion. Layer with tamago. Mix the mentai with the mayonnaise to form the mentai mayonnaise. Top tamago layer with the 1-2 teaspoons of mentai mayonnaise. Top with more sushi rice. Layer with tamago and mentai mayonnaise. Finish with sushi rice to form a cone.
Turn the mould onto a plate. Remove mould and cling film to get a cone of rice. Spread a little mentai mayonnaise on the cone. Blow torch to get a toasted effect.
Eat with caution since one is never enough.
* We recommend you be generous with the amount of mentai mixed in the mayonnaise to get maximum pleasure.
Reminder: Support the cause by buying a Royal Selangor Nick Munro pewter mould as all proceeds go to breast cancer welfare association. Also, do remember to submit your suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment for the mould to win the Olympus camera VG-110. For more pictures, see the Flickr set for all the whole Royal Selangor Jellyriffic challenge. To view, all the jellies, see this link to the Royal Selangor website.