Usu and pumpkin-stuffed dombolo shines in MKR #3

Episode 3 of ‘My Kitchen Rules’ kept it home!

Annette Havenga

Best friends Larcé and Jabu, from Port Elizabeth showed their skill in the kitchen in the 3rd episode of ‘My Kitchen Rules’ Season 4. For these two, who say they are like sisters, their love language is food. Did the judges and contestants feel the love in their home-restaurant?

The judges were surprised with their choice of a starter but complimented the risky, yet traditional main course and said their dessert sounded fun and bouncy. The menu proved to be classically South African.

Jabu as the calm one said they are in the competition for the fun, but: “… who knows, we could win.”  They both felt the pressure but worked well as a team in the kitchen well knowing the score they have to beat to stay in the run and not be the eliminated team.

“The pressure is on. It’s becoming all about strategy.” -Larcé-

The Nederburg Pinotage was inspired by their heritage as the wine of choice for their meal and the duo felt it suited their meal and instant restaurant well. Their home restaurant – ‘Izandla Zethu’ or ‘Our Hands’, was one filled with colour and the traditional setting kept it ‘home’.

Their starter disappointed from the plating to the portion size. A pleasant surprise was the main, described by the judges as risky, but unforgettable and well executed. The sauce was the hero of the dish and although Mbali and Mark was not too impressed by it, was well received. Judge J’Something described it as: “…  the best dessert of the season.” The dessert praised by the judges, saying it was on-point, it looked good, was tasteful and full of flavour.

Their score from the house-guests was 23 out of 40 and after the judges tallied their scores, they ended with a grand total of 68 out of 100. This leaves them in second place and safe from elimination. They are only one point below leaders Eddie and Martin.

The next pair to show their steel in the kitchen is the KZN friends Mbali and Mark.

This is a show where you come for the food and stay for the drama. The judges reveal little while tasting and the house guests have their own, sometimes brutally honest, opinions. This season’s 10 pairs of home cooks will steam and cook it till 11 December, where one of the 10 pairs will walk away with R1 million!

My Kitchen Rules SA is produced by PictureTree and proudly sponsored by Nederburg. The series is available on DStv Premium on M-Net (Channel 101) every Sunday at 6pm from 4 September 2022, as well as live streamed on the DStv App, and is also available on DStv Catch Up after broadcast. Visit the M-Net Website for exclusive show content and join the conversation on TwitterInstagram and Facebook, using #MKRSA.

Annette Havenga ©

Source: M-Net

The judges were surprised with their choice of a starter but complimented the risky, yet traditional main course – Usu and pumpkin-stuffed dombolo.
The group of contestants.

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