The first MasterChef Asia will be premiering 3rd September 2015 at 9pm on Lifetime (Astro 709) and three Malaysians are in the running for the Masterchef Asia title. Jasbir Kaur, Marcus Low and Sophia Zulkifli are taking centre stage for the inaugural Asian edition of MasterChef alongside home cooks from China, India, Indonesia, Singapore, Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam.
Jasbir Kaur’s passion to cook started when she moved to Sarawak after getting married. Jasbir, a mother of three and a homemaker, hopes to introduce traditional Punjabi cuisine to the younger generations.
Professionally a banker, Marcus Low finds inspiration from established chefs and believes the pressure of the competition will push him forward into the culinary world. He hopes to highlight Malaysian cuisine to the world.
Sophia Zulkifli is a 31 year-old homemaker and mother who cooks daily for family and friends. Sophia dreams to enter the culinary world one day as a chef, caterer or food critic. Her love for food has inspired her to enter MasterChef Asia.
Asia’s first MasterChef will receive his or her own cookbook, a USD$50,000 cash prize, a unique experience in Singapore worth USD$10,000, Panasonic home appliances worth USD$15,000, a paid internship at one of Carlton Hotel Singapore’s restaurants and a one-week stay at Hong Kong Disneyland Resort.
Lifetime is bringing the first ever MasterChef Asia Tour and they’ll be stopping at Mid Valley Centre Court (Ground floor) from the 19th to 23rd August 2015.
We had a glimpse of our fellow Malaysian contestants in action at the press event but not to worry, fans will also be able to witness it for your own! Catch the nail-biting cook-off live as Jasbir, Marcus and Sophia face the Mystery Box Challenge tomorrow (22 August) at 12pm, cause what would MasterChef Asia be without the Mystery Box Challenge?
That’s not all, get a chance to meet the lovely judges at MasterChef Asia Meet-and-Greet Session at the same time and same place. Don’t miss your chance to meet the judges themselves, from award-winning restaurateur and fusion specialist, Susur Lee to 3-Michelin-starred chef and culinary consultant Chef Bruno Ménard, and much-loved Audra Morrice, finalist in MasterChef Australia, caterer and cookbook author. Hope to see you there!
Watch the Mystery Box Challenge live and meet the judges tomorrow (22 August) 12pm at Mid Valley Centre Court Concourse (Ground floor). MasterChef Asia season one premieres on 3rd September at 9pm on Lifetime (Astro 709). More information can be found on MasterChef Asia’s official website.