The Taste: Look Mum, I’m on telly!

Bourdain“We were born to work together…. together we will make music.”

What the cameras didn’t show was me… on the verge of passing out having just heard one of my culinary heroes imploring me to join his team on The Taste.

The Taste

The truth is this. It had to be #TeamAnthony. Nobody has inspired me more than Anthony Bourdain to search for the very best in food out there… from down and dirty street carts to the finest of restaurants. And at the end of the day, it’s all those meals… those food memories, that form the core of the person and cook I am today. Just to have the chance to meet, yet alone be mentored by the man himself is a dream and it makes me incredibly proud to have flown the flag for Malaysian cuisine with my Nyonya Sambal Prawn dish on the series premiere of the competition.

The Taste

The icing on the cake has to be the messages of congratulations pouring in from #TeamGuan, both here on the ground in London and from loved ones in Malaysia and around the world. Much gratitude for the support and cheering me on!

Team Guan

So onto the Final 12 we go. And what an incredibly talented bunch of cooks I’ll have the pleasure of competing against. And genuinely some of the nicest human beings I’ve ever met. Tune in to see how the rest of this story unfolds.


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The Taste airs Tuesdays 9pm on Channel 4. UK folks can catch up on Episode 1 of the series on demand here.