Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Blogger MasterChef Semi-Finals @ The Cooking House, Desa Sri Hartamas, Kuala Lumpur

This week, I will be dedicating my blog to the Blogger MasterChef contest so you may see one after another blogpost on it. Please bear with me.

Last Saturday (8 October 2011), I attended the semi-finals of the Astro/Nuffnang Blogger Masterchef contest at The Cooking House in Desa Sri Hartamas, Kuala Lumpur. Surprisingly, there was no traffic on the road so we got there really early. We took some photos of the place and spoke to some of the contestants while waiting for the rest to arrive. 

I wish I had a magic wand to turn everything I cooked into something nice!

Since this was the second round of semi-finals, we sort of knew that there would be an Invention Test and a Skills Test. However, what the mystery ingredient would be for the Invention Test remains unknown. Last week, the contestants were given chicken. I was worried that we would be given chicken again this week since I rarely cook chicken (ala Western) so I have been practicing in the kitchen a little.

Agenda for the day

Bloggers at the contest

Judging table

The judges for the day were Chef Ryan Khang (resident chef of The Cooking House and cookbook author), Mr. Raqim Ahmad (Astro Ria Channel Manager) and KY Speaks (renowned food blogger).

Posing with the MasterChef Malaysia cutout 

Sneak peek of the kitchen we will be cooking in

After a brief speech by the judges, we were asked to draw a number from a pot. The number drawn will the cooking counter we will be working from that morning. And the number that I got was ..... 1! Hope it is lucky :)

Hubby was given the task of cameraman for the rest of the day. I think he did a very good job since we ended up with many good photos.

Stay tuned for the next blog - The Invention Test! (Watch the contestants cook up a storm in the kitchen!)

The actual cooking show, MasterChef Malaysia premieres on 22nd October 2011 at 9.00pm on Astro Ria (Channel 104). It will air every Saturday - Wednesday and the Master Class will be on every Friday 9.00pm.

- Official Site URL – http://www.astro.com.my/MasterChef/
- Facebook Page Link- http://www.facebook.com/MasterChefMalaysia
- Twitter Link– www.twitter.com/MasterChefMY

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  1. oooh, i trust you'd be pleased if the mystery ingredient was scallops :D

  2. Sean: I do love eating scallops, but dont actually cook it at home a lot, simply because I cant buy large, fresh scallops easily.

  3. CikLilyPutih: Thanks, see u there :)

  4. Michelle: This is the second round of semi-finals, each round consists of 20 contestants and 5 will be chosen to go into the finals.

  5. can't wait to read ur coming up post!!!

  6. woohoo.. cannot wait to see u in the finals!


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