After tasting Kishwar's dish, judge Jock Zonfrillo said, 'This is one of the most delicious things I have eaten this year. And I want to see more of it.'
Kishwar Chowdhury, a Bangladeshi from Melbourne, appeared on the newest season of MasterChef Australia and moved to the next round as one of the top 24 contestants.
The 38-year-old represented Bangladeshi cuisine in the season premiere by cooking fried sardines with green mango broth.
The mother of two admitted feeling guilty for taking part in MasterChef and not being able to spend time with her children.
She shared her dream of writing a Bangladeshi cookbook to keep the legacy alive. “It’s a small dream,” she said while weeping.
After tasting Kishwar's dish, judge Jock Zonfrillo said, "This is one of the best delicious things I have eaten this year. And I want to see more of it."
Kishwar, who was visibly emotional during her presentation, also left judge Melissa Leong teary-eyed.
"All the elements on the dish were perfect. We are so excited to see where you go," said Melissa.
In conversation with the Huffington post, Kishwar previously revealed she comes from “a big family of cooks”, and is proud of using recipes from her loved ones to make her own versions of them in the kitchen.
“The Bengali cuisine that I carry with me has been passed down from generation to generation. I’ve always taken a little creative licence with it,” she said.