September 3, 2015

Masterchef Asia Ep 1 a disappointment

Posted in Musings at 11:40 pm by myrlinn

After watching the various editions of Masterchef — UK, Australia, US, Canada — and enjoying them, I was really looking forward to Masterchef Asia.

Episode 1 was however underwhelming. Where were the amazing flavours of Asia? The cook who was eliminated made confit chicken! What a wasted opportunity to show off her skills with Asian techniques and flavours.

Ironic, really, when you think about how contestants in Masterchef editions elsewhere in the world have boldly showcased Asian food.

The only bright spot was that the best three dishes of the day did incorporate Asian flavours. Perhaps the other contestants will learn from that and go back to their roots.