In the first episode of their award-winning show, MasterChef NZ winners Karena and Kasey Bird head to South Korea, to create their version of Kiwi-Korean fusion cooking. They learn about barbecue and the local affinity for 'Pokarekare Ana', before splitting up — Kasey heads to the local markets, and Karena goes into the mountains to learn the ancient art of making kimchi. Lessons follow from a Seoul chef who worked for Gordon Ramsay, and Korean dish Bibimbap is sampled. Then the two present their take on Korean cuisine to a range of top chefs and officials, despite severely limited cooking equipment.
We've got three burners, no oven, and we have to make 120 dishes.– Kasey Bird on cooking for top chefs and diplomats in challenging conditions
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