A Malaysian home cook came out on top in an episode of Gordon Ramsay’s new competitive culinary show
Michelle Yong, a 27-year-old Malaysian who's currently working in the UK as a data analyst, took part in Episode 12 of 'Culinary Genius', a new cooking competition series created by renowned chef Gordon Ramsay.
Yong wowed the judges with a delicious serving of sweet and sour king prawns, inspired by her late grandmother's chilli crab recipe
Little did she know, her humble dish proved to be a hit among the judges!
"It's absolutely delicious. The sauce is excellent and the prawns are cut perfectly. This is really, really good!" said Phil Vickery, a Michelin-starred chef who was acting as the guest judge.
"Your grandmother would be really proud of you," added Fern Britton, the host of the cooking competition.
The Selangor-born Yong had auditioned for the contest which only allows cooks who have never worked professionally in the food industry before
Each episode of 'Culinary Genius' sees nine amateur cooks face three rounds of intense kitchen challenges, with a prize of £1,000 (RM5,622) for the winner.
The show is hosted by Fern Britton with a new celebrity chef taking charge each week.
Big congrats to you, Yong! :D