After being presented with a fairly straightforward mystery box containing shrimp and various Asian seasonings, tonight’s crop of MasterChef Junior contestants receive the added bonus of Skyping a culinary mentor for advice on how to pair shrimp with soy. How many nine-year-olds do you know who are on friendly Skype terms with their local middle-aged restaurant owner, or who glean cooking tips from their mom’s best friend (cougar-chaser in the making, that one)?
Check out a sneak peek of tonight’s episode below, and feel free to weep quietly over how much better these tweens can chiffonade basil than you.
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