Tasmanian cops Esther and Ali became the seventh team eliminated on MY KITCHEN RULES last night as the competition marches towards the final.
The pair found themselves in the bottom two teams after performing poorly in the Chinese Banquet challenge where they had to cook for judges Pete Evans and Manu Feildel and a table of top Chinese restaurateurs.
Their mu shu pork pancakes failed to impress as did the prawn and seafood dumplings from Western Australia’s Daniela and Stefania. It forced Tassie and WA into a sudden-death cook-off where they were given 90 minutes to create their signature dish.
The judges declared they had a “competition on their hands” as the Tassie cops dished up slow-cooked chicken with sauerkraut while the WA cousins presented braised rabbit on mashed potato. “This sudden-death contest is very close,” Manu said. “You haven’t made it easy for us.”
After a tight contest, the Tassie girls were sent home. “Both of your dishes were cooked with love and were almost perfect so we’ve had to look at the detail in each dish,” Pete said.
Manu added: “You should be so proud of yourselves and you can go home with your head high.”
The popular girls were both sad to be leaving the competition so close to the end. “Our experience on My Kitchen Rules has been absolutely unforgettable. We came in best friends and we’re leaving best friends,” Ali said.
Esther added: “This has been such an amazing competition. As I leave My Kitchen Rules, I’m taking away the fact I can do anything I put my mind to. This has proven that.”
As the remaining teams battle for a spot in the finals, what bombshell will the judges drop tonight?
It’s the business end of the competition with only five teams left standing. By the end of the week, there will be only four.
MY KITCHEN RULES airs Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 7.30pm on Channel 7.