The first time I tried to make Pattaya Fried Rice was few weeks after I was married to my husband. It didn't turned out the way it was supposed to; the omelet that wrapped the rice was "torn". Although my husband told me that my fried rice tasted good despite the looks, I was really frustrated. I told myself, I will never cook Pattaya Fried Rice again...
until last Sunday.
I asked my husband what shall I cook for our lunch that day since we have no plan to go out and he asked for Pattaya Fried Rice. The first thing I did was to check out the ingredients in the fridge. Some were available, some were not. It was not the real problem, we can always substitute the ingredients with one another for fried rice, that's how special a fried rice is, isn't it? :)
My main concern was on how to make a perfect egg wrap for my rice. Thanks to the technology (smartphones to be exact), information is now at the tip of your fingers! :P Quickly I went to youtube and search for Pattaya Fried Rice. Not for the recipe, but the method. I want to see how the pro's did it; there must be something wrong with my techniques last time! The first video that came out from my search list was this video:
True enough, there were some techniques that I missed last time but now I know lah!Hihi! ;)
What went wrong last time?
I wanted to adjust the omelette to ensure that it will not stick to the pan and easy for me to wrap the fried rice later on. When I used my wok spatula to do that, I ended up tearing my omelette instead
The tricks that I learned from the clip:
1. Ensure the wok is really hot and properly greased with oil.
2. Take out the excessive oil out of the pan
3. When you want to adjust the omelette, dip the wok spatula into oil before flipping it!
Oh!! one more thing, nearly 6 years ago, I did not know that we have to mould the fried rice into a bowl prior to putting it at the centre of the omelette. I simply scoop it using the spatula from the bowl! LOL! :))
Hehehe...now I know lah! :P
p.s: I don't have frozen mix vege so I substitute it with kailan instead for my fried rice.
Finally, my first attempt of cooking the Pattaya Fried Rice after nearly 6 years was a total success!! Yippie! Hehehe :)