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Tonight In Food TV: Masterchef-testant Wonders ‘What The Hell Is Fish Sauce And Why Does It Taste Like Death?’

We’ll be the first to admit that, despite her screeching, MasterChef’s Monty has kind of grown on us. But homegirl better learn respect for the fish sauce.

On tonight’s Masterchef, the home cooks get to choose their very own Mystery Box ingredients, only to be informed at the last second by Gordon Ramsay that they must trade each others’ chosen ingredients. Josh winds up with Frank’s Italian bounty, Frank winds up with Monty’s dessert ingredients, and Monty gets Christine’s Asian-influenced box. While we’re sure Christine is totally capable of pulling together a well-rounded and balanced box of ingredients, Monty is left confused with one of her components in particular.

“What the hell is fish sauce?!” she exclaims, adding after tasting it straight from the bottle with a gag, “AND WHY DOES IT TASTE LIKE DEATH?”

Well, we wouldn’t have recommended drinking it, sweetheart. But doubt its powers not, Monty.

Also in this episode, the remaining five chefs will recreate a sashimi dish of Graham Elliot’s that he apparently served to President Obama, and Christine really impresses the judges. Joe even recants his previous doubts and realizes that they have something in common — he visualizes wine flavor profiles in his mind the same way she visualizes food — so she must be brilliant.

Check out the Great Mystery Box Switcheroo below.

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