MasterChef Australia Season 13 Episode 34 came with the last chance for four returnees to be back in the competition. After winning the Mystery Box Challenge, Eric, Maja, Tom, and Wynona have to battle it out again, and one of them will join the Top 15 cooks. Judges Andy Allen, Melissa Leong and Jock Zonfrillo, along with the contestants, appeared quite excited to see who makes it back to the competition like Minoli.
Just like every other challenge, the latest challenge was a tough one. MasterChef Australia Season 13 Episode 34 is called the Second Chance Three-Course Marathon. Eric, Maja, Tom and Wynona will have to cook a three-course meal in a span of 2 and a half hours. The judges will eliminate one contestant after tasting each course if their dish is not up to the mark.
Tom is worried as his strength is dessert. But he decides to give his best in whatever he cooks. However, he spends more time making his dessert instead of the entree and main dishes. At the end of the cook, he finally manages to make Crab Tortellini with Tomato Consomme for his entree. The dish is tasty, but Jock gets a grit of crab shell in his tortellini piece.
Eric decides to tell the story of his childhood and identity as a Chinese through his dish – Series of Huaiyang Cold Starters, Tea Smoked Eggs, Spring Onion Oil Dressed Cold Tofu and Seaweed Peanuts. Melissa gets emotional after tasting Eric’s dish as it was perfect. Andy and Jock enjoy his entree dish too.
Wynona keeps it simple and classic with Kingfish Sashimi with Nam Jim and Coconut. Andy appreciates her cutting of the fish, and Mel calls it a delicious dish. Maja serves Pan Seared Scallops with Pickles and Pea Puree. Judges are in awe of her beautiful presentation. They praise Maja and tell her how much she has improved since she got eliminated.
Tom’s entree has flaws, and hence, he is out of the marathon and MasterChef Australia Season 13 again. Eric, Maja and Wynona get 5 minutes to plate their main dish. Wynona’s main dish a Snapper fish with Corn Puree, Wombox Slaw and Chilli Caramel. The judges love her plating and call it a dish they’ll have any day of the week.
Maja also serves Snapper as her main dish. Her dish is Snapper with Parsnip Puree and Crispy Pigface. The MasterChef Australia Season 13 judges tell Maja that her fish is perfectly cooked. She is praised for using the native ingredients in the best way possible. The last main dish belongs to Eric, and his dish is Songshu Yu. While his dish was tasty, the fish was dry.
After the main dish tasting in the marathon of MasterChef Australia Season 13 Episode 34, Eric gets eliminated due to errors in his dish. Mel and Eric get emotional, and she encourages him to keep going on. Now, it’s time for the last course tasting – Dessert.
Wynona serves the judges her family’s favourite Orange and Almond Cake with Kaffir Lime Ice Cream and Almond Praline. Jock calls the cake a luxury, and Andy says the dessert was amazing. Maja makes Geraldton Wax Splice, a take on her childhood favourite Splice Icy Poles/ice cream. All the three judges loved Maja’s dessert to such an extent that Jock says he would lick the bowl.
It is decision time in MasterChef Australia Season 13 Episode 34. Both Maja and Wynona served delicious dishes in all three courses. But in the dessert round, it was Maja who gave them the best sweet dish. Hence, Maja wins the challenge and is back in the cooking competition among the top 15 cooks.
MasterChef Australia Season 13 Episode 34: What’s next?
The next episode will be an all-elimination challenge with three rounds. All the 15 contestants have to be a part of it and one of them will bid goodbye to MasterChef Australia Season 13.
MasterChef Australia Season 13 Episode 34 is currently streaming on Disney+ Hotstar.