First bushfires, then a pandemic, and now this…
Not quite Elvis, but close to it in culinary TV terms, Poh Ling Yeow has been eliminated from MasterChef Australia.
The highest-profile contestant in the ‘Back to Win’ season, she was eliminated in a two-round cook-off in which her emulsion didn’t come together in time for her potato dumplings (don’t you just hate it when your emulsion doesn’t come together?).
“I met my demise finally,” she admitted. “But I’ve had such a fantastic time. It’s just been such a joy to cook with these guys.
“And it’s really humbling to be around them. It’s been…it’s just been such a fantastic experience. I’ve loved every moment.”
Her exit leaves an open field with Callum Hann, Emelia Jackson, Laura Sharrad, Reece Hignell and Reynold Poernomo.
Reflecting plenty of screen time and network promotion, Melissa Leong even referred to her as “a national treasure.”
Poh has already fronted TV shows for ABC and SBS but winning MasterChef remains the one that got away.
In April she told TV Tonight,“MasterChef absolutely launched my cooking career and I think with life, I’ve always had the philosophy of big risks, big gains. It’s like a great pendulum of life. So gotta be in it to win it.
“The other thing is for me, I don’t need to be perfect or flawless. I’m all about showing everyone that it’s just about having a red hot go.”