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Sikh-Malaysian Housewife Makes It To Top Three In Masterchef Asia





A Sikh-Malaysian has done her country proud by making it into the top three in the inaugural season of Masterchef Asia.

Jasbir Kaur made it to the finals after a challenge where the final four contestants recreated a signature dish at one of Singapore’s most famous fine dining restaurants, ‘Les Amis‘, then served it to VIPs.

Jasbir, a 54-year-old housewife from Kuching, said her love for cooking began when she moved to Sarawak after getting married.

The mother of three cooks for her family almost every day and hopes to impart the skills of traditional Punjabi cooking to the younger generations.

She also hopes to get professional accreditation to her cooking skills and prove that home cooks can be highly skilled in the kitchen as well.

Masterchef Asia, shown on Astro’s Lifetime channel, brings together 15 aspiring cooks from across Asia and is judged by Hong Kong-born culinary genius Susur Lee, three-Michelin-starred chef Bruno Ménard and Singapore-born Audra Morrice from Australia.

The top three contestants will next cook a family favourite dish in the next episode of the show, which will air on Thursday, December 3, and the top two will face off in the grand finale of the show, which will air on Thursday, December 10 on the Lifetime channel on Astro.

The winner gets to publish his or her own cookbook as well as the following prizes: US$50,000 cash, US$10,000 worth of leisure experiences in Singapore, US$15,000 of Panasonic home appliances, a paid internship at one of Carlton Hotel Singapore’s restaurants and a one-week stay at Hong Kong Disneyland Resort.

[Courtesy: The Malay Mail. Edited for]
December 2, 2015

Conversation about this article

1: Dr Pargat Singh (Nottingham, United Kingdom), December 03, 2015, 2:28 PM.

Well done, Jasbir Kaur ji. Wishing you the best ... hope you win!

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