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Lungile Nhlanlha gets it technically wrong and departs MasterChef SA with head held high.

In what was one of the toughest challenges yet on MasterChef SA, Lungile Nhlanhla failed to get it right.

Khaya Silingile must have been kicking herself when she saw the episode sixteen challenge having won an earlier round with a Chicken Ballotine recipe.

Lungile Nhlanhla on the other hand must be kicking herself for not paying enough attention to her mousse which was nothing short of a complete disaster.

Lungile arrived on the show as a young contender with a lot to prove and as she so rightly said she leaves “knowing that she is recognised as a cook” and as a mature young woman who has just completed a road of amazing self discovery.

She has a lot to be proud of having won a round with her Pig Tails in episode seven of MasterChef SA and went from strength to strength in the following episodes as her confidence grew and her natural culinary talent developed.

Lungile’s inability to get her mousse to set was of great disappointment to Michel Roux Jr, who rates the MasterChef SA kitchen the best he has seen, as he liked her combination of cauliflower and truffle and was really looking forward to tasting it.

Sadly however it was missing from her final presentation, it all leaked out.


It was Deena Naidoo, who once again displayed immense character when under incredible pressure, that walked away with the prize, an advice bell that he can use to call upon the judges to help him out in the next round of MasterChef SA.

Deena was in complete and utter awe of Michel Roux Jr, whose presence brought all of the contestants to tears, shocked to hear that they would be learning from and cooking for the famous and well respected chef.

He applied himself diligently to the task at hand and prepared a dish that was roundly applauded by all of the judges.

Michel Roux Jr liked the combination of pistachio, truffle and artichoke.

Sarel on the other hand got it all wrong with the pepperdews and could well have been facing elimination if it was not for Lungile’s technical failure in the elimination challenge.

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