Tonight was takeaway night on MasterChef. Finally, a cuisine we too can indulge in from the safety and comfort of self-isolation.
Did it feel like there was some Deliveroo product placement going on? Kind of. Was it still more relatable than 9dain0% of episodes simply because of lockdown? Yeah.
….a little too convenient, if you ask some people.
But first things first. The ep kicked off with a guess-the-dish challenge featuring a bunch of takeaway classics.
Little did we know how much ~drama~ was about to unfold.
KHANH GASPED BECAUSE HE WAS OFFENDED BY BEN’S MISSPELLING OF VIETNAM #MasterChefAU
— Fiza Zali (@fizawanders) May 10, 2020
Radalaide represent boi #masterchefau pic.twitter.com/S3cpmHXnJ0
— Chicken Foot Caramel (@Ashok54593304) May 10, 2020
What we all expected to be under the cloches tonight #MasterChefAu pic.twitter.com/x2I6QcNdkm
— Amy (@AmyTheHalfie) May 10, 2020
On the final dish, the MasterChef producers may have ignited an international dispute over the origin of laksa.
Almost half of the contestants wrote Singapore. Almost half wrote Malaysia. The remaining handful had no idea what they were talking about.
But back to Singapore vs. Malaysia. The judges were only able to mediated this bitter dispute by accepting both answers.
Crisis averted, thanks to the power of diplomacy.
The origin of laksa is TEARING ME APART and also making me VERY HUNGRY #MasterChefAU pic.twitter.com/dsB4vLHaCF
— Tara Watson (@tara_watson_) May 10, 2020
The entire south east asian diaspora is in uproar over this episode #MasterchefAU
— no more hibachi grills!!! (@chefsofcolour) May 10, 2020
Hoo this is a risky game that was definitely devised by a white person #MasterChefAU
— Dash Jayasuriya (@gameonmoll) May 10, 2020
the masterchef writers just want to highlight the whiteness of these contestants and im here for this comedic value thank you channel ten #MasterChefAU
— renee (@renec1001) May 10, 2020
Maybe just just wait a min for the ads to finish? #MasterChefAU pic.twitter.com/Ts8U5RHyjU
— Danni (@danni_wanders) May 10, 2020
Now to the cooking. There was a lot of rice being cooked, and the contestants in the gantry has some opinions about that.
Quite strong opinions, actually.
Plating up for the judges was a bit different this time around.
Melissa would be eating at home, while Jock and Andy would be eating in the MasterChef kitchen.
Obviously, this called for the most extravagant montage of Deliveroo riders possible. The producers spared no expense to give Melissa a good feed.
Hope this doesn’t happen on the way to Melissa’s #MasterChefAU pic.twitter.com/5tC8otvoeE
— Paul Cartwright🐯 (@paul3182) May 10, 2020
4 Deliveroo dudes to deliver 4 meals to one location. pic.twitter.com/oyY8eBzKve
— Dave (@davey0511) May 10, 2020
New Fast and the Furious looks lit #MasterChefAU https://t.co/8NZ1QVNxvH
— Caitlin (@caitiejayne) May 10, 2020
Biopak food packaging ♻…. but 4 different drivers to deliver to Melissa….. #MasterChefAU
— DT (@heydylano) May 10, 2020
But would you look at that. They’re riding plain white scooters, as if we totally forgot about the poor old Vespa outside the kitchen.
Missed opportunity, smh.
OMG THIS IS THE VESPAS RUDOL0H MOMENT!!! IT WAS THERE, IT WAS READY! BUT #MasterChefAU SANTA SAID NO!!!! THOSE OTHET VESPAS ARE GOING TO LAUGH AND CALL IT NAMES!!! FUCK THEM I HOPE IT’S FOGGY pic.twitter.com/JUk7xBSQcb
— 🌟Kristie Muses🌟 (@musemusemadamk) May 10, 2020
OH FUCK OFF, YOU’VE GOT A VESPA THERE. USE THE VESPA #MasterChefAU
— The Washing Up (@thewashingup) May 10, 2020
We all need to write fanfic about what we think the vespa is for #MasterChefAU https://t.co/Tst5qvpYd6
— Leah (@forthejokes) May 10, 2020
With Melissa eating from home, literally everyone reckoned Jock and Andy were pretty hopeless on their own.
Like, as in, Melissa beamed rays of goodness from her own home while the rest of the time we were stuck watching two guys whose opinions don’t matter.
Having Jock and Andy judge without Melissa only highlights how much she brings to the show. #MasterChefAU
— True Krys (@heartmadeofsoul) May 10, 2020
andy and jock should not be left unsupervised. can melissa come back or at least have Poh stand in her place #MasterChefAU
— 🌻 (@xxteamlmxx) May 10, 2020
Jock and Andy critiquing on their own exposes how much Melissa carries them 😭 #masterchefau
— Basic Masterchef Quotes (@BasicMasterchef) May 10, 2020
God jock and Andy are boring without Melissa #MasterChefAU
— Emma (@emhoy) May 10, 2020
Someone punch andy and jock in their mouths JESUS fuck #MasterChefAU
— jenn (@witheyesshut) May 10, 2020
When they remove Melissa from the other judges it really highlights how boring they are compared to her #MasterChefAU
— Laura Jensen (@LauraJcookies) May 10, 2020
When the judges got to Ben’s nasi goreng, people were bitterly divided over the fact he gave Melissa a chicken egg for takeaway while he gave the boys a dainty little quail egg.
Sorry 2 different eggs is kinda like cheating in terms of the brief IMO. #MasterChefAU
— 𝔻𝕒𝕫 🐯🐅 (@dcpchiu) May 10, 2020
Ben: “These eggs are for Melissa”
Andy and Jock:#MasterChefAU pic.twitter.com/MC3ZHVvQRg
— Olivia Silk (@livsilk) May 10, 2020
But in the end, it was Chris who went home. His curry + beer combo just didn’t cut it.
But the real, uhh, takeaway, from all this, is that everyone orders home delivery. Don’t be a hater who pretends not to. Don’t lie to Khanh.
If you say you don’t get takeaway you’re a liar #MasterChefAU
— khanh (@khanhong) May 10, 2020
Anything else to add, Khanh?
Most Sundays I get a 10 pack of nuggets takeaway with sweet and sour sauce and extra big mac sauce. Then I eat the outside of the nuggets first with the first sauce and the meat I eat with the second sauce. #themoreyouknow #MasterChefAU
— khanh (@khanhong) May 10, 2020