Last month, Life Time Asia uploaded the full episode of “MasterChef Australia”, with renowned singer Katy Perry appearing as a special guest judge.
The special episode, with a theme that follows Perry’s own 2008 smash hit “Hot n Cold”, sees the contestants taking part in a challenge that requires them to come up with a variety of dishes made with incredible spicy flavours.
In the episode, which was aired last year, the “American Idol” judge can be seen trying a dish made by Malaysian-born chef, Poh Ling Yeow, who’s now residing in Australia. Interestingly, Poh prepared a dish representative of her home and its culture – the rendang and pulut kuning!
When first displayed to the judges, Perry remarked that the TV personality’s dish reminded her of a traditional food from Mexico, the Burrito. As seen in the preview of the episode below, the “California Gurls” hit-maker, who tried the rendang as it’s being prepared, coughs as the spices hit her.
“Oh yeah, I can feel that,” Perry said, before she started coughing. During the interview part of the show, Poh then asked herself, “Have I put in too much spice?” The celeb then jokingly told host Melissa Leong that “Poh is trying to kill me, literally!”
However, if you watch the full episode posted on YouTube, Perry admitted that she loves the dish made by Poh. Even the three other judges also gave positive remarks to Poh’s dish. In this case, they not only praised the taste and texture of the food, they also praised the way the 48-year-old chef presented the pulut kuning and rendang combination.
For those who don’t know, the shooting of the episode took place while Perry was expecting her first child with Orlando Bloom. After the filming, the Grammy nominee revealed in a live stream interview with American producer Benny Blanco that she has since developed spicy food cravings.
Watch the full episode featuring Perry as the guest judge here: