Gourmetmei (opens in new tab) aka Meilyne is a cooking streamer on Twitch, whose shows feature her preparing various meals, often with high-quality ingredients. At a recent show, the dish of the day was an extremely expensive cut of fish: an amadai tilefish. Chef Meilyne visited a local fish market before the creek and posted about purchasing the ingredient, before later starting the creek and starting to cook.
The flow was normal, with the chef presenting three different methods for preparing the amadai tilefish. One was frying in the pan, after which she set the cooked fish fillet aside and turned to stir something else near the oven.
This was the opportunity one of her cats had been waiting for.
The clip shows this cunning hunter emerging when the chef’s back is fully turned and sniffing his would-be prize a few times. The cat catches the fish almost exactly at the moment when there is an off-screen scream that alerts the chef – who makes one last lunge towards the thief. Too late. The cat was gone, and with it the wonderfully cooked amadai fish.
There’s one word for the look on Chef Meilyn’s face in the following moments: gutted.
Woohoo. Got an ultra beautiful fish 🐟🐟🐟 from the market today for tonight’s stream!!! Hope it’s not bloody 😅 It will start at 21:00 JST, which is about 10 hours from now! https://t.co/L076dIMBbc pic.twitter.com/5aiDsTVYPXApril 9, 2022
To its credit, after a few paws to think about, the stream continued – with appropriately heightened caution about the presence of a wily moggy. It wasn’t a nice prize, but I’m sure it was delicious.