Transcript: Pearlina's Thai Catfish and Sticky Rice
Children in split screens wearing colourful aprons use pots, pans, bowls, spoons, and other kitchen items as musical instruments. Food is prepared in some of the screens.
Photographs of prepared food dishes appear.
A title in colourful text between an animated fork and knife reads, “My World Kitchen”
A narrator says, WHOSE KITCHEN ARE
WE GOING TO TODAY?
A girl with long black hair in pigtails wearing a t-shirt with a blue and pink floral pattern on it opens a white front door with large grey frosted windows.
The girl says, HELLO, MY NAME'S PEARLINA,
WELCOME IN MY HOUSE, COME IN.
The narrator says, HI, PEARLINA.
Pearlina enters her kitchen. A woman with long black hair, wearing a red hoodie over a white blouse leans on a wooden chair.
Pearlina says, THIS IS MY MUM.
Pearlina’s mum says, HELLO.
The narrator says, HI, MUM.
Pearlina stands behind a table covered with a grey and white polka dot tablecloth.
A cutting board, several measuring cups, a large wooden mortar and pestle, and a container of rice sit on the table.
Pearlina says, TODAY I'M MAKING CATFISH AND
Pearlina picks up a baking tray covered with parchment paper.
The narrator says, PEARLINA'S MUM HAS SHOWN HER
A SPECIAL WAY TO MAKE CATFISH
WITH STICKY RICE, WHICH TASTES
PEARLINA'S MUM IS THAI AND
COMES FROM THAILAND.
A colourful map of the world appears. A red arrow points at Thailand.
The narrator continues, THAILAND IS A COUNTRY IN
THE HOT WEATHER AND RAINY
SEASONS MAKE IT PERFECT FOR
GROWING RICE, WHICH IS ONE OF
THE MAIN CROPS.
Two men work in a rice field. Green rice plants grow out of the water-soaked ground.
The narrator continues, THAI PEOPLE SOMETIMES EAT UP TO
EIGHT TIMES A DAY WITH RICE AND
FISH BEING VERY POPULAR
A catfish swims near the sandy floor of a body of water.
The narrator continues, CATFISH IS ONE OF THE MANY FISH
THAT SWIM IN THE WATERS AROUND
THAILAND, WHICH MAKES IT A
POPULAR CHOICE FOR PEARLINA'S
Pearlina washes her hands in her kitchen sink.
The narrator says, PEARLINA'S WASHED HER HANDS,
PUT ON HER APRON AND SHE'S
READY TO COOK.
Pearlina wears a red apron with white polka dots.
Pearlina says, TODAY I'M MAKING CATFISH AND
STICKY RICE FOR MY FRIENDS.
The narrator says, AND SHE'S INVITED GABRIEL…
A boy with short brown hair waves. He wears a grey sweatshirt with light grey stars on it.
The narrator continues, AMELIA…
A girl with long blonde hair braided into pigtails waves. She wears dark-rimmed glasses and a light pink coat over a bright pink t-shirt.
The narrator continues, AND NICOLA…
A girl with wavy brown hair waves. She wears a puffy blue coat over a white t-shirt.
The narrator continues, TO TASTE AN
IMPORTANT INGREDIENT BEFORE
THEY COME ROUND FOR HER SPECIAL
THAI MEAL LATER.
Amelia opens a small cardboard box.
The narrator asks, WHAT'S THAT?
Amelia says, ER, AN ONION?
The narrator says, IT'S NOT ONION.
Gabriel says, I THINK IT'S A KIND OF
The narrator says, IT'S NOT A VEGETABLE.
WHAT DOES IT TASTE LIKE?
Gabriel says, IT TASTES LIKE, UH...
...A BIT CRUNCHY.
Amelia says, I THINK IT'S VERY YUCKY.
The narrator says, OH, NO.
Nicola says, EW, IT'S REALLY DISGUSTING.
The narrator chuckles and says, OH, DEAR.
NO ONE SEEMS THAT KEEN ON THE
TASTE OF THE LEMONGRASS.
DO YOU THINK THEY'LL CHANGE
BECAUSE IT'S ONE OF THE
INGREDIENTS IN PEARLINA'S
CATFISH WITH STICKY RICE.
YOU'LL ALSO NEED FRESH LIME,
CATFISH FILLETS, SWEET SOY
SAUCE, LONG SHALLOTS, FRESH
CORIANDER, THAI STICKY RICE,
SOFT BROWN SUGAR, WATER, BLACK
PEPPER, AND OLIVE OIL.
The ingredients sit on a light brown wooden table.
Pearlina says, FIRST YOU GET THE ONE
BOWL FULL OF RICE.
Pearlina pours a bowl of rice into a pot.
The narrator says, THAT'S UNCOOKED THAI STICKY
ADD COLD WATER AND LEAVE IT TO
NOW PULL THE LEAVES OFF FRESH
CORIANDER, PUT THEM IN A MUG,
AND CAREFULLY CHOP THEM UP.
YOU'LL NEED THOSE FOR YOUR RICE
Paulina cuts coriander leaves in a glass with safety scissors.
The narrator says, ADD SOFT BROWN SUGAR TO SWEET
Pearlina says, GIVE IT A LITTLE STIR.
The narrator says, AND SOME WATER TO MAKE YOUR
THEN MIX IT, MIX IT, MIX IT.
Pearlina cuts a shallot with a small knife.
The narrator says, NOW, CAREFULLY CUT THE ENDS OFF
Pearlina says, WE PEEL THESE OFF.
The narrator says, THAT'S RIGHT, PEEL OFF THE
SKIN AND PUT THEM INTO A
PLASTIC FOOD BAG.
Pearlina says, NOW IT'S TIME FOR MY VERY,
VERY SPECIAL INGREDIENT.
The narrator says, AND YOU KNOW WHAT THAT IS
An animated grasshopper sits near several animated lemongrass plants.
The narrator continues, LEMONGRASS IS A PLANT THAT HAS
LONG THIN GREEN LEAVES.
THE LEAVES LOOK A BIT LIKE
GRASS, BUT TASTE LIKE LEMON,
WHICH IS WHERE THE PLANT GETS
THE OUTER LEAVES OF THE
LEMONGRASS ARE PEELED OFF TO
REVEAL THE SOFTER INSIDE THAT
WE CAN EAT.
LEMONGRASS IS OFTEN USED AS A
HERB IN CURRIES AND SOUPS, BUT
CAN ALSO BE USED TO FLAVOUR
The colourful map of the world is shown.
The narrator continues, LEMONGRASS IS ESPECIALLY
POPULAR IN ASIAN COUNTRIES,
LIKE THAILAND, MALAYSIA, AND
VIETNAM, BUT IS NOW USED IN
COOKING ALL OVER THE WORLD.
Lemongrass plants appear throughout the map. Pearlina peels a lemongrass plant.
The narrator asks, WHAT ARE YOU DOING PEARLINA?
Pearlina says, I'M PEELING THE SKIN OFF.
The narrator says, JUST PEEL OFF THE OUTER LAYER
OF THE LEMONGRASS TO MAKE IT
EASIER TO CUT.
AND CAREFULLY CHOP IT ALL UP.
Pearlina cuts a piece of lemongrass with safety scissors. A piece falls on the floor.
The narrator chuckles and says, OOH, WHERE DID THAT GO?
THEY'RE A BIT SPRINGY, AREN'T
Pearlina says, THEN PUT IT IN THE BAG.
YOU GET THE PESTLE AND MORTAR
AND PUT YOUR HAND ON ONE SIDE OF
THE PESTLE AND MORTAR LIKE THIS.
The narrator says, AND GIVE IT ALL A GOOD BASH.
PEARLINA IS USING A SPECIAL
THAI PESTLE AND MORTAR, BUT YOU
CAN USE A ROLLING PIN.
DON'T FORGET TO WASH YOUR BAG
OUT LATER TO USE IT AGAIN.
Pearlina says, THERE WE GO.
The narrator says, BRUSH BAKING PAPER ON A
BAKING TRAY WITH OLIVE OIL.
Pearlina calls out, MUMMY CAN YOU GET THE FISH?
The narrator laughs and says, PEARLINA IS USING CATFISH,
BUT YOU CAN USE ANY TYPE OF
Pearlina’s mum brings a plate covered in tin foil to Pearlina.
Pearlina says, THANKS.
Pearlina’s mum says, HERE YOU ARE.
USING CATFISH YEAH?
The narrator says, ASK A GROWNUP TO HELP CHECK
Pearlina and her mum pat several filets of catfish and then place them on the baking tray.
The narrator continues, AND PUT IT ON THE BAKING TRAY.
Pearlina’s mum says, OKAY.
ONE EACH, PLEASE.
The narrator says, DON'T FORGET TO WASH YOUR
HANDS AFTER TOUCHING RAW FISH.
Pearlina and her mum wash their hands.
Pearlina says, THEN IF YOU WANT TO SAY
"FISH" IN THAI YOU SAY "PLA DUK"
WHICH MEANS CATFISH IN THAI.
THEN YOU PUT THIS ON.
Pearlina brushes brown liquid onto the catfish filets.
The narrator says, THAT'S THE DRESSING FROM
JUST BRUSH IT ALL OVER THE
THAT'S IT PEARLINA.
AND A LITTLE BIT OF BLACK
Pearlina says, WE PUT THE LIME.
The narrator says, USE A FORK TO HELP YOU
SQUEEZE FRESH LIME JUICE OVER
THE FISH, AND THEN SPRINKLE THE
CRUSHED SHALLOTS AND LEMONGRASS
Pearlina says, THIS LOOKS REALLY GOOD.
The narrator says, IT LOOKS GREAT.
Pearlina calls out, MUM!
The narrator says, AND IT'S TIME FOR MUM TO PUT
THE FISH IN THE OVEN.
Pearlina’s mum wears blue and white striped oven mitts. She puts the catfish into an oven. Pearlina passes the pot of rice to her mum.
The narrator says, AND SHE'S USING A SPECIAL RICE
COOKER TO COOK THE STICKY RICE.
IF YOU WANT TO MAKE PEARLINA'S
THAI CATFISH WITH STICKY RICE
AT HOME, ADD UNCOOKED THAI
STICKY RICE TO A CASSEROLE
POUR COLD WATER ON TOP, COVER
WITH FOIL, AND A TIGHT-FITTING
LID THEN LEAVE IT TO SOAK.
PULL THE LEAVES OFF FRESH
CORIANDER AND CAREFULLY CHOP
THEM IN A MUG, YOU'LL NEED
THESE FOR YOUR RICE LATER.
WHEN THE RICE IS SOAKED ASK A
GROWN-UP TO PUT IT IN THE OVEN
TO MAKE YOUR DRESSING ADD SOFT
BROWN SUGAR TO SWEET SOY SAUCE,
GIVE IT A MIX, ADD SOME WATER.
AND YOU'VE GUESSED IT, MIX IT,
MIX IT, MIX IT.
THEN CAREFULLY CUT THE ENDS OFF
LONG SHALLOTS, PEEL OFF THE
...AND POP THEM IN A PLASTIC
PEEL OFF THE OUTER LAYER OF THE
CAREFULLY CUT IT UP.
AND POP ALL YOUR LEMONGRASS
INTO THE BAG.
THEN GIVE EVERYTHING A BASH
WITH A ROLLING PIN.
BASH IT, BASH IT, BASH IT.
REMEMBER, YOU CAN WASH YOUR BAG
OUT TO USE IT AGAIN AFTERWARDS.
NOW BRUSH BAKING PAPER ON A
BAKING TRAY WITH OLIVE OIL, ASK
A GROWNUP TO HELP YOU CHECK THE
FISH FOR BONES, AND PUT IT ON
THE BAKING TRAY.
REMEMBER TO WASH YOUR HANDS
AFTER TOUCHING RAW FISH.
THEN BRUSH THE FISH WITH ALL OF
THE DRESSING, ADD BLACK PEPPER,
AND A SQUEEZE OF FRESH LIME
THEN SPRINKLE THE CRUSHED
SHALLOTS AND LEMONGRASS ON TOP
AND ASK A GROWNUP TO PUT IT IN
THE OVEN FOR YOU.
NOW, THERE'S JUST ENOUGH TIME
FOR PEARLINA TO GET THE TABLE
READY FOR HER DELICIOUS CATFISH
WITH STICKY RICE.
Pearlina puts a yellow flower on a round green placemat on a dining room table.
The table is covered with a bright purple tablecloth. White plates with golden edges sit on the placemats.
Pearlina says, I'M GOING TO TEACH MY
FRIENDS HOW TO SAY "HELLO" IN
The narrator says, WELL, THAT WILL BE FUN,
Pearlina puts orange and white serving utensils on the table.
The narrator says, OOH, IT'S YOUR FRIENDS, AND
YOUR THAI STYLE TABLE
DECORATIONS LOOK BEAUTIFUL.
(Knocking on door)
Pearlina opens her front door.
Pearlina says, COME IN.
Amelia says, HELLO.
Pearlina’s friends enter her house.
The narrator says, EVERYONE'S WASHED THEIR HANDS
AND THEY'RE READY TO EAT.
The kids enter the dining room.
Nicola says, WHOA.
Amelia says, HIGH FIVE.
The narrator says, HIGH FIVE INDEED.
Nicola says, I REALLY LIKE THE FLOWERS,
WHICH YOU'VE PUT ON THIS TABLE.
Gabriel says, I LIKE THE GLASSES.
Pearlina says, THANK YOU VERY MUCH, GABRIEL.
Pearlina’s mum brings dishes of food to the table and sets them in front of the kids.
The narrator says, IT DOES LOOK GREAT, DOESN'T
IT, AND HERE'S MUM WITH THE
COOKED FOOD, AND SHE'S BROUGHT
A THAI SALAD TO EAT WITH IT.
THE COOKED CATFISH WITH STICKY
RICE LOOKS WONDERFUL.
MUM'S ADDED THE CHOPPED
CORIANDER TO THE RICE AND
SERVED IT WITH A SLICE OF LIME.
Nicola asks, WHAT IS IT, PEARLINA?
Pearlina says, IT'S CATFISH AND STICKY RICE.
Gabriel scoops a salad of zucchini and peppers onto his plate. Lime is squeezed onto a piece of catfish.
Pearlina says, "SAH-WAH-DEE-KAH" MEANS
"HELLO" IN THAI.
Amelia and Nicola say, SAH-WAH-DEE-KAH.
The narrator says, EARLIER ON NO ONE WAS SURE
ABOUT THE TASTE OF LEMONGRASS,
ARE THEY GOING TO CHANGE THEIR
MINDS WHEN THEY'VE TASTED IT IN
Pearlina’s friends eat pieces of catfish.
Pearlina asks, WHAT DO YOU THINK OF MY
CATFISH AND STICKY RICE?
Gabriel says, IT'S SO YUMMY.
Amelia says, MY FAVOURITE BIT IS THE
Nicola says, IT'S REALLY GOOD AND TASTY.
Gabriel says, MY FAVOURITE BIT IS THE FISH.
Pearlina asks, CAN YOU GUESS MY SPECIAL
Amelia asks, IS IT LEMONGRASS?
Pearlina says, YES, THAT'S CORRECT IN FACT.
(The narrator chuckles)
Pearlina asks, DOES LEMONGRASS TASTE
DIFFERENT NOW THAT IT'S COOKED?
The narrator chuckles and says, THAT'S A YES.
Gabriel says, IT TASTES EVEN NICER.
The narrator says, GREAT.
Nicola says, THANK YOU, PEARLINA, THIS IS
Pearlina says, THAT'S OKAY.
The narrator says, THAT'S BRILLIANT.
IT SEEMS LIKE EVERYONE LIKES
THE TASTE OF LEMONGRASS AFTER
ALL, NOW THAT THEY'VE TASTED
PEARLINA'S DELICIOUS FOOD.
The kids eat catfish.
Pearlina says, THANK YOU FOR COMING TO
MY WORLD KITCHEN.
(Upbeat theme music)
End credits. Narrator, Ainsley Harrott. Head of Production, Sue Kendall. Director, Lotte Elwell. Producer, Toral Davda. Series Producer, Nic Ayling. Executive Producer, Driana Jones.
Terrific Television for BBC. CBeebies.
Distributed by BBC Studios.
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