Tito Mboweni (yes, our former finance minister) has been showcasing his kitchen thrills on Twitter.
Mboweni has become known for his ‘kitchen time’ which almost always comes with the all-important ingredient – a pinch of good humour.
Now, last year Mboweni posted a fish cooked whole that didn’t look entirely, Martha-Stewart-esque to some users. Although he was not the chef behind the dish, he promised his audience that he would make the great attempt one day.
Well my fellow South Africans, that day is upon us.
Now, cooking Yellowtail in a pot filled with enough water to supply an ocean, was all it took for Twitter to react to the outcome in the way they did. However, Mboweni indicated that he was wading into unchartered waters by asking South Africa for prayers twice throughout the journey.
He took users step by step, and the pre-result was as follows with the caption I know what you will say. “God, he drowned the fish”! Fish lives in water! It’s coming on ok!:
In his final reveal, he expressed that it was very tasty, but Twitter chefs were on the prowl, with a pantry of reactions from roasting comments to a ‘not bad’ reaction.
Here’s what people had to say on Twitter:
“This is a distraction from critical issues he & ANC need to account” – @DxGuySA
“sir please, what wrong did the fish do to you” – @Empress00213061
“It doesn’t have to swim he Mboweni, it cook just fine with little water” – @HeavyCurrent
“Them fish will [ressurect]” – @RekindleSithole
“I just got a heartburn by just looking at this…” – @Nqo_ndawondz
“I was today years old when [I ]found out a fish could drown” [email protected]
“Can someone take his pots for goodness sake” – @jah_vinny_23
“The dish looks good to me. It could be a good bouillabaisse. “ [email protected]
“I’m lost for words! I guess, as long as you’re happy”- @penwelldanisa
Regardless of the haters, Mboweni will no doubt be back in the kitchen brewing soon, and we back his determination.