Masterchef Australia – The Asian Night Market And One Team Gave The Others A Flogging
It was a team challenge where the final eight were split randomly into pairs to each cook a different type of asian cuisine. They were mentored by a chef and they had to feed two hundred diners who would be voting to decide their fate.
Laura and Jamie were Team Thai and they decided to make two dishes, which Gary was dubious about. To be honest so was I as we know how that usually turns out. They made Seared Tuna with Papaya Salad and a Chicken in a Coconut Broth. Both looked delicious. Kylie said that it was sophisticated street food, and gushed that this was the dish she was waiting for.
Team Green aka Tracy and Brent were in a world of pain literally with Tracey badly burning her hand. However their Vietnamese Taco looked a bit unusual but the level of difficulty did not look that hard, so it was weird that they were not ready when diners arrived. However Tracy could have been out longer then it was suggested. During the episode I could not work out if he was soaking the rice paper wrappers before dumping it on the grill. They didn’t. It is a wonder they were not chewy. They did have complaints that it was messy to eat but it was very tasty. Gary loved it and Kylie loved the generous use of herb.
Team Yellow aka Amy and Emelia were cooking Chinese which neither were too enthusiastic about. And you knew they were neither top nor bottom due to the lack of screen time they were getting. Their Chinese Mushroom and Pork Soup looked great but they ended up running out. Kylie Kwong said it was the type of soup she would have at her grandmother’s. Gary thought it was smashing.
Ironically Team Red aka Renae and Ben were very confident about their chances as they had Shaun Presland as their mentor. Their Udon Soup with Chicken Balls and Tempura Prawns did not hit the spot with the voters. The flavours were a tad bland said one diner and Kylie Kwong thought it was too subtle for a market dish. They were running out of food and it was a long wait which did not help with them gain votes either.
The blue team with their two dishes managed to flog everyone winning convincingly with 79 votes and it would appear the judges would agree they were the right winners. The other team that was safe was Amy and Emelia aka team yellow. This meant red team were last getting only 11 votes and they probably guilted a few into voting that way. Unlucky for the green team they were only eight points behind yellow (59 to 51) but it meant Brent and Tracy were still in the elimination.