Lungile Nhlanhla shows why she is a MasterChef finalist and wows the judges with a Pig Tail with Chakalaka and Ugeqe recipe.
Lungile Nhlanhla showed South Africa exactly what she is capable of as the talented young fashion graduate made the most of a bad situation in the pork pressure challenge with her pig tails recipe. Many of the MasterChef contestants, Lungile included, looked disapprovingly at the limited range of options being made available to them by the MasterChef judges. The episode had already had a slight twist to the tale by having the losing team rate their team members on a scale of one to seven to determine the pecking order when it came to choosing which pork cut they would work with. The choices were not easy consisting of, pigs ears, trotters, loin, shoulder, cheek, belly and tails.
Lungile’s task was made even harder by the fact that she had been rated third last by her fellow Red Team members and had a choice of either the tail, shoulder or the cheek. What was only known to Lungile however is that this moment had already been predicted by her mother who had told her that one day she will meet the kind of man who’s not interested in the prime cuts but tripe and offal so she must know how to cook them.
What really made Lungile’s recipe rock was the Ugege (steamed bread) which made the whole dish a finger licking experience which would strike at Benny Masekwamang’s heart as he announced to Lungile that he is “that kind of man” and his dinner had been served.
This really was a stunning victory for Lungile who had not been rated highly by her fellow Red Team contestants and has never been an early pick in the team challenges.