MasterChef New Zealand on One

7:30pm Tuesday, March 27 on TV One

Things are hotting up for the MasterChef contestants, in more ways than one.

There’s a budding romance in the MasterChef house. But both parties know that they’re competing against each other, and ultimately, one or the other will have to go.

And at the MasterChef kitchen, the judges are also turning up the heat. The Top 13 face their spiciest challenge yet: to cook two dishes for guest chef Che Barrington from Auckland modern Thai restaurant Moo Chow Chow.

The contestants’ challenge is not only to replicate Che’s signature dish, but to also create a Thai dish of their own, plus perfectly-cooked jasmine rice, in just 90 minutes.

With time ticking away and temperatures rising in the kitchen, can they pull off a Thai curry and rice worth tasting?

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