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EntertainmentThe spectacular Japanese custard dish that made MasterChef judge George Calombaris give away his iconic garnish tweezers to a contestant

22:31  14 may  2019
22:31  14 may  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Longtime MasterChef fans know that George Calombaris cherishes his garnish tweezers . But on Tuesday night's episode, the celebrity chef shocked viewers by handing the tweezers over to contestant Simon Toohey after being blown away by his dish . The dish that blew George 's socks.

The spectacular Japanese custard dish that made MasterChef judge George Calombaris give away his iconic garnish tweezers to a contestant . But on Tuesday night's episode, the celebrity chef shocked viewers by handing the tweezers over to contestant Simon Toohey after being blown

Longtime MasterChef fans know that George Calombaris cherishes his garnish tweezers.

But on Tuesday night's episode, the celebrity chef shocked viewers by handing the tweezers over to contestant Simon Toohey after being blown away by his dish.

The dish that blew George's socks off was a unique custard creation inspired by Japan.

The spectacular Japanese custard dish that made MasterChef judge George Calombaris give away his iconic garnish tweezers to a contestant © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Passing the torch? MasterChef's George Calombaris shocked viewers by handing over his prized garnish tweezers to Simon Toohey on Tuesday 'It's Japanese set custard with charred leaks, crispy garlic and shallots, and mushroom shiitake,' Simon explained.

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The spectacular Japanese custard dish that made MasterChef judge George Calombaris give away his iconic garnish tweezers to a contestant .

The spectacular Japanese custard dish that made MasterChef judge George Calombaris give away his iconic garnish tweezers to a contestant . Longtime MasterChef fans know that George Calombaris cherishes his garnish tweezers .

The judges were blown away by the meal from the first bite, with Matt Preston gushing: 'Smashing! Absolutely smashing.'

The spectacular Japanese custard dish that made MasterChef judge George Calombaris give away his iconic garnish tweezers to a contestant © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Hpapy chappy! Simon was over the moon, later saying in his confessional that he 'couldn't be happier' after presenting the dish He continued: 'What a brilliant way of celebrating custard... If this was the long jump you'd have broken a world record.'

Nigella Lawson was just as effusive, labeling it 'really beautiful' and 'exquisite'.

The spectacular Japanese custard dish that made MasterChef judge George Calombaris give away his iconic garnish tweezers to a contestant © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Unique: Simon served Japanese set custard with charred leaks, crispy garlic and shallots, and mushroom shiitake Instead of heaping praise on the food too, George expressed his gratitude by handing Simon his tweezers.

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The spectacular Japanese custard dish that made MasterChef judge George Calombaris give away his iconic garnish tweezers to a contestant . Longtime MasterChef fans know that George Calombaris cherishes his garnish tweezers .

The spectacular Japanese custard dish that made MasterChef judge George Calombaris give away his iconic garnish tweezers to a contestant . Longtime MasterChef fans know that George Calombaris cherishes his garnish tweezers .

'They're yours,' he said as he passed the silver utensil. 'Fantastic!'

The spectacular Japanese custard dish that made MasterChef judge George Calombaris give away his iconic garnish tweezers to a contestant © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited She's a fan! Nigella Lawson was just as effusive, labeling it 'really beautiful' and 'exquisite'

Simon was over the moon, later saying in his confessional that he 'couldn't be happier' after presenting the dish.

The spectacular Japanese custard dish that made MasterChef judge George Calombaris give away his iconic garnish tweezers to a contestant © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited 'They're yours,' George said as he passed the silver utensil to Simon. 'Fantastic!' The 32-year-old barmen went on to win the challenge, but he missed out on scoring immunity after losing the next round to a professional chef.

MasterChef Australia continues on Channel Ten on Wednesday at 7:30 on Channel Ten.

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