MasterChef Australia: Hong Kong Week

Filming took place at Victoria Harbour, the Big Buddha and Stanley Street, Hong Kong.

MasterChef Australia returns to Hong Kong for the first time since 2009 with three location episodes next week, and a fourth back in the MasterChef kitchen.

Filming took place in association with Hong Kong Tourism Board and Cathay Pacific Airways.

On Sunday, the contestants will kick off with a quintessentially Hong Kong mystery box packed with classic Cantonese flavours and ingredients, cooked against the breathtaking backdrop of Victoria Harbour at Art Park, West Kowloon Cultural District.

In the second challenge on Monday, three lucky contestants will have the opportunity for a private masterclass with celebrated Michelin-starred chef, Vicky Cheng, of revered restaurant VEA. The contestants will be vying for immunity as they attempt to replicate one of Vicky’s exquisite dishes at the foot of the 34-metre-tall Big Buddha statue, opposite the Po Lin Monastery, one of Hong Kong’s most sacred Buddhist sanctums.

On Tuesday, the cooks will see how the local legends do it, experiencing the hustle and bustle of authentic dai pai dongs, or open-air street vendors, as they cook in teams for crowds of discerning diners on Stanley Street, Central.

Our top seven will then round out the week back in the MasterChef Australia kitchen with a Hong Kong-inspired lucky dip challenge with the best dish winning its maker immunity from Sunday’s elimination challenge.

7:30pm Sunday – Wednesday on 10.

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