Fun and Games in ‘Beautiful Men Cooking’

Edmond Leung, Ronald Cheng and Alex Fong took part in the filming for the "Beautiful Cooking – Men’s Edition" yesterday and Edmond got his just desserts after all the criticisms he has dished out to the girls in the past as he was scalded on numerous occasions by the hot oil and even set things on fire whilst he was cooking worms.

Carol Cheng, Nancy Sit, Ella Koon and Louisa So were the guest judges for the show and they all agreed that Edmond’s performance was diabolical. Stunned and helpless when faced with a snapping turtle, he was immediately met with some scathing comments from the panel, who said: "You are so scared, we have not seen this expression in ten years, you ignorant young man!". When Edmond was cooking sand worms, his performance was reminiscent of Kary Ng’s wok fire as the insects caught fire as he put them in the wok and causing screams all around. In his panic, Edmong picked the wok up and put it onto the chopping board, where there were more worms and they all got stuck to the bottom of the wok. He then had to peel them off the bottom of the wok before cooking them again, however his dish was described as ‘bird poo’ by the judges and guest Chin Ka Lok laughed: "That is never enough for a family of four!"

Afterwards, Edmond said: "This is the first time I have cooked and it ended up like this." He also adds that being scalded by oil was the most painful experience ever: "I did not know that you could not put anything with water on into the oil and I have the utmost respect for all the men and women who can control the kitchen.

During filming, the jokes about Ronald and his rumoured girlfriend Charlene Choi were abound and the winner on the evening, he was asked whether he has cooked for Charlene: "I have made breakfast for myself, but not for Charlene. (Did you buy her a number plate?) I swear I did not buy it, I am not stupid enough to do something like that for everyone to know."

With his reasonable culinary skills, Julian ‘Chilam’ Cheung took part in the show and even the demanding judge Carol gave him 9 points in the first round. She said: "His cooking was so good it brought my dimples out!" However, when Julian made the ‘pig brains’ dish later, Carol had to spit it out, saying that the texture was terrible.

Afterwards, Julian said: "I did quite well, but this is the first time I have ever cooked brains. (Do you cook for Anita [Yuen]?) Yes, my best dish is Water Chestnut and Cuttlefish steamed with Pork, but I daren’t make it for her at the moment." He also adds that he will tell Anita to watch the show: "She has never complimented me on my cooking." He also says that he will be donating his $20,000 prize money to charity.

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