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Sunday June 29, 2014 MYT 7:00:00 AM
Sunday June 29, 2014 MYT 10:25:53 AM
by jerome kugan
MasterChef UK winner and Malaysian mum Ping Coombes talks exclusively to The Star Online about being “the first Malaysian citizen” to win the reality TV show.
Ipoh-born Catherine Chin Wan Ping, winner of MasterChef UK 2014, may be part British now, but her heart and stomach are one hundred percent Malaysian.
In our exclusive Skype interview with the self-taught cook – who tells us she expressly wanted to showcase Malaysian cuisine on the hit BBC One reality TV competition – the 35-year-old mum talks about dealing with the pressure tests on the show, working in professional kitchens around Europe, and living with the fame that has come with her victory.
She also reveals what her mother thinks of her cooking, dealing with her biggest critic, and why her favourite dish is not a crowd pleaser.
Watch the final part our exclusive video interview with Ping Coombes above, where we ask her about her upcoming London tour with past MasterChef UK winners for the MasterChef Restaurant & Bar (a pop-up restaurant event). She also answers the question: After 15 years in the UK, are you still a Malaysian?
You can catch Part 1 and Part 2 of this special series, posted on June 27 and June 28, only at Lifestyle @ The Star Online.
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