MasterChef Australia: Alvin Quah Is Back for the Win

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MasterChef Australia: Fans Vs Favourites is just around the corner, and season two fave Alvin Quah is all set to charm his way all the way to the top.

The season two fave is best remembered for his delicious drunken chicken recipe, a family recipe and one of Quah’s favourite comfort foods.

In fact, it was Quah’s mother that originally sparked Quah’s love for cooking and helped him to develop a complex understanding of flavour profiles.

He’s also remembered for his iconic glasses, and judging from Quah’s Instagram, we’ll get plenty more specs content in the upcoming season.


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As Quah rejoins the MasterChef Australia kitchen, he’s as determined as ever to bring his Malaysian dishes to the Australian public.

Quah was born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and has Chinese-Malaysian heritage. He moved from Malaysia to Melbourne in 1994, and appeared on MasterChef Australia in 2010, where he placed sixth.

Growing up, he was always very passionate about his culture’s food, and his ultimate goal would be to put Malaysian cuisine on the map for good. He’d love to see Malaysian food become as commonly beloved as Chinese and Thai food are.

Following Quah’s stint on MasterChef Australia, the chef worked with food giant Ayam, as well as Australian Pork as ambassadors. He’s also spent time hosting cooking shows, like the 2016 series Malaysia Kitchen, as well as making public appearances as a chef, cooking at Good Food and Wine shows nationally and internationally.

Quah prides himself on being an all-rounder in the kitchen, which is sure to take him far into Fans Vs Favourites. His three favourite ingredients to work with are chilli, pork, and eggplant, but he also has quite the sweet tooth. In fact, Quah believes he has an entirely separate stomach reserved just for desserts!

While Quah is away competing on MasterChef Australia, his partner Mark and their schnauzer, Remy, will be at home in Sydney cheering him on.

When Quah wins the trophy, he intends to dedicate it to his mum.

MasterChef Australia premieres at 7.30pm on April 18, 2022, only on 10 and 10 Play on Demand.

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