Was it the possibility of rain, or did organisers realise Ella Koon (below) has an awful reputation as a cook? Whatever the case, the starlet didn't actually prepare any dishes at a promotion organised by Harbour City and Citibank on Tuesday afternoon on the patio next to the Vietnamese eatery Rice Paper. After being nicknamed 'hell's chef' for her completely inedible efforts in last season's goofball television game show Beautiful Cooking, the event promised (or should that be threatened?) that Koon would make five dishes at the event, which was supposed to highlight a dining discount offered by the bank's credit card. However, she ended up doing little more than pose next to ready-made plates of shrimp rolls and omelette. The actress recalled that after the programme screened, she was often teased about her lack of fundamental culinary skills. However, she insisted that she could cook a bit - like, you know, instant noodles and frying an egg. Plus, why should she adhere to tired sexual stereotypes? 'Don't a lot of guys know how to cook nowadays?' Koon asked. 'I know many male friends who are better cooks than their girlfriends. Plus, living in Hong Kong, eating out is never a problem is it? There are all sorts of cuisines available right at our doorstep. Besides, I think it's wiser for me to hire a helper to cook while I use my time for work.' Yes, for avoiding unnecessary cases of food poisoning.