National culinary hero, Diana Chan returned for a triumphant homecoming to Malaysia for the first time since her nail-biting victory in MasterChef Australia Season 9 on Lifetime (Astro Ch 709)!
Born in Sitiawan, Perak and raised in Johor Bahru, Diana grew up drawing inspiration from her parents’ Peranakan cooking at home before leaving for Australia to pursue her studies and career.
Last month, she did Malaysia proud by winning the popular culinary competition reality TV series and bagging the grand prize of AUD250,000 (RM834,000) in cash. The 29 year old accountant overcame countless grueling challenges and won out over 23 other aspiring amateur cooks.
Diana’s epic three-month journey, broadcast on Lifetime, saw her garner a strong Malaysian fan-base, thanks to her cool, collected and versatile approach in the kitchen, and for spotlighting the varied and wonderful flavours of Malaysia.
To share the joy of her achievement, Diana returned home to meet her fans in Kuala Lumpur at a well-received public event at South Court (Ground Floor), Mid Valley Megamall recently.
She shared her amazing experiences from the competition and answered all fan questions, along with a special live cooking demonstration of two of her recipes: Malaysian Inspired Pesto Prawns with Pasta and Lemon Ricotta Doughnuts with Salted Caramel.
MasterChef Asia Malaysian finalists, Jasbir Kaur and Marcus Low were also part of the celebrations, and were cooking live at the event.
If you missed it, catch the culinary experience of a Lifetime FB Live video at https://www.facebook.com/LifetimeAsia/videos/597244590399634/
Also, you can relive Diana’s triumphant journey with the best of MasterChef Australia Season 9 from 14 Oct – 4 Nov 2017, Saturdays, 12pm on Lifetime (Astro Ch 709)!