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Cook Up a Storm as Malaysia’s First Ever Blogger MasterChef!

[UPDATE: Due to popular demand, Astro has generously agreed to extend the deadline of the contest to 11.59 pm, 3 October 2011 (Monday), so chop chop if you have yet to submit your entry!]

Hey Nuffnangers! Are you absolutely passionate about food? Are you a whiz in the kitchen? Do your friends and family always weep with joy when you offer to cook dinner for them? If the answer’s “yes” to all three, we’ve got fantastic news for you! :D

We’re sure you’ve all heard about MasterChef, the popular reality TV series where amateur and home chefs get the chance to show off their skills and battle to be crowned MasterChef. Well, Astro is bringing MasterChef closer to home this October with the debut of MasterChef Malaysia!

If you’ve always fancied yourself a good cook and wished you could share your recipes with the world, we’re about to make your day and give you the opportunity to be part of the best thing ever, next to being on MasterChef itself – a chance to be crowned “Malaysia’s First Ever Blogger MasterChef!”

Yup, you heard that right – we’re bringing the MasterChef challenge to the blogosphere as well :) It will be a showdown spicier than tomyam, and here’s what you need to do for the opportunity to cook up a storm alongside your fellow Nuffnangers:

1. Write a blogpost on why you should be crowned “Malaysia’s First Ever Blogger MasterChef” or “Blogger MasterChef Yang Pertama”. Tell us why you deserve the title by writing about your signature dish/recipe (it can be an original creation OR a recreation of a famous/favourite recipe) and showcase your skills in creating this dish in the form of photos or a video. The more creative your entry, the higher your chances are!

2. Your blog post must include the following information:
– MasterChef Malaysia launch date – 22nd October 2011
– Show title – MasterChef Malaysia
– Program Details: – MasterChef TX will be starting from 22nd October 2011, every Saturday – Wednesday, 9.00pm. Master Class will be on every Friday, 9.00pm.
– Program channel – Astro Ria (Channel 104)
– Official Site URL – http://www.astro.com.my/portal/Master-Chef/
– Facebook Page Link- http://www.facebook.com/MasterChefMalaysia
– Twitter Link– www.twitter.com/MasterChefMY
– Background Information on MasterChef (Can be written in your own words if you wish) – MasterChef is a worldwide phenomenon. A cooking reality show, that although doesn’t allow viewers to vote, has still broken viewership records in US and Australia. MasterChef is a success because not only is Food something we are all very passionate about but the show only allows amateur cooks to compete. Malaysians who love cooking but never had a chance to really showcase their skills and be appreciated, now get the opportunity! Get ready for the MasterChef phenomenon to take over Malaysia on 22nd October 2011!

Once you’re done with your blog posts, simply fill in your details in the form below to submit your entry:

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Kindly submit details in the form below.
  • *Email address registered with Nuffnang
  • *Example of permalink: https://twitter.com/NuffnangMY/status/226127744432496640

Hold your horses, there’s more! The top 40 most creative blog entries will then be selected to participate in the next phase of the contest – the Blogger Cook-Off Challenges! There will be a series of cook-off events where you will be judged based on your culinary skills, creativity and the deliciousness of your dishes. Not to worry, you are all amateur cooks so just have fun with it!

Details of the cook-off events are as below:

SEMI-FINALS (DAY 1)
20 bloggers will compete in 2 challenges and the Top 5 finalists will proceed to the Finale on Day 3
Date: 1 October 2011 (Saturday)
Time: 10.30 am – 1.00 pm
Venue: The Cooking House (20-1, Jalan 31/70A, Desa Sri Hartamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur)

SEMI-FINALS (DAY 2)
Next 20 bloggers will compete in 2 challenges and the Top 5 finalists will proceed to the Finale on Day 3
Date: 8 October 2011 (Saturday)
Time: 10.30 am – 1.00 pm
Venue: The Cooking House (20-1, Jalan 31/70A, Desa Sri Hartamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur)

FINALE (DAY 3)
The Top 10 finalists from Day 1 + Day 2 will then compete in 2 Grand Challenges for the FINALE cook-off
Date: 15 October 2011 (Saturday)
Time: 12.00 pm – 3.30 pm
Venue: KL shopping mall concourse (TBC)

Bloggers who are chosen to participate in the cook-offs can each bring a guest to cheer them on at each of the events, and there will be a panel of esteemed food judges to determine the finalists & winners.

Sounds fun right? Wait till we tell you about the prizes at stake! Here’s what you guys stand to win if you’re crowned Malaysia’s First Ever MasterChef Blogger (or the runner-ups ;)):

GRAND PRIZE (Best MasterChef Blogger) : RM3,000.00 in cash + Panasonic IH Cooker (Model: KY-C227B) worth RM2, 799 + BHPetrol Cash Voucher worth RM 500.00 + Ipad1 (16GB) with WIFI + Masterchef Pendrive (4GB) + Mitten + Nestle Hamper worth RM 300.00

Runner up Prize – (2nd Best MasterChef Blogger) : RM2,000.00 in cash + Panasonic Microwave (Model: NN-GS597) worth RM999 + BHPetrol Cash Voucher worth RM 400 + Ipad1 (16GB) with WIFI + Masterchef Pendrive (4GB) + Mitten + Nestle Hamper worth RM 200.00

8 x Consolation Prize Winners : a BHPPetrol Cash Voucher worth RM 100 + Nestle Hamper worth RM 150.00

The Bonus prize and title of “The Best MasterChef ‘Buzz’ Blogger” will also be awarded to the semi-finalist (Any of the 40 Chosen Bloggers) who creates the MOST buzz, hype & awareness on their social spaces (Twitter, Facebook, blog) about MasterChef Malaysia and this contest during the second phase (between 1-15 October 2011).

Bonus Prize– the Best MasterChef Buzz Blogger: RM1,000.00 Cash + Panasonic Microwave (Model : NN-GS597) worth RM999 + BHPetrol Cash Voucher worth RM 200.00 + Ipad1 (16GB) with WIFI + Masterchef Pendrive (4GB) + Mitten + Nestle Hamper worth RM 150.00

All forty (40) bloggers chosen to participate will receive exclusive Hong Leong Credit Card merchandise + MasterChef pendrive (4GB) + cooking mittens + T-Shirt.

And that’s it, Nuffnangers! Do you have the chops to be crowned Malaysia’s first ever MasterChef Blogger? We’re sure a lot of you have tons of family recipes hidden up your sleeves, so now’s the time to show off those cooking skills. Hurry, the deadline for submissions is 11.59 pm, 3 October 2011 (Monday) so get cookin’ now!

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Michelle Teh
Nuffnang Community Team

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