#MKR: The heat is on for engaged couple

My Kitchen Rules is still heating up the kitchen with its second Instant Restaurant phase.

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In tonight’s episode, table two is in

Cape Town
for Dirk and Bahia ’s Instant Restaurant, after which the team with the lowest score will be eliminated. 

Judging from social media, this pair is not a fan favourite. 

In last weeks show Parkview moms Maj and Joleen both 43-years of age raised the bar in MKR SA with their Instant Restaurant, aptly named “the Cooksisters.” 

They posted a total of 72 points out of 100- overtaking married couple Maritsa and Maradine by two points and relegating them to second place on the MKR leaderboard. 

Marj is originally from

but has lived in
South Africa for 20 years.
She is the owner of home décor stores ‘Room – Decorate your Life’ in Blubird Centre and Greenside and also consults on interior design.

My Kitchen Rules judges David Higgs and J ‘Something – Picture by Tracey Adams

Joleen is Afrikaans and from

with her professional career playing out in the fast paced digital innovation space.

Larsen says her daughter, Sophie suggested they enter MKR and they both thought it would be a fun adventure.

“We have had an amazing MKR journey so far and have met some wonderful people who have become friends. We’ve learned so much and have become much closer as friends” she says.

These two are rela foodies – both started cooking from a young age with their moms.

They both love unpretentious home cooking where the flavour and quality of the ingredients are allowed to shine.

Recapping on their menu, the pair served a beautiful starter that was well received by the judges.

“You can’t beat fresh, well-cooked mussels. A beautiful warmth,” a pleased judge David complemented.

But Dirk and Bahia weren’t too impressed, commenting that they weren’t happy with the flavours, and Donald was disappointed to find a closed mussel in his portion. 

For the main course, the pair served slow-roasted duck with fondant potatoes and rodkal. 

And for dessert, they served frozen espresso parfait with chocolate hazelnut meringue, whisky caramel sauce and coffee praline.

Overall, the feedback was positive.

My Kitchen Rules SA is broadcasted on M-Net channel 101 tonight at 18:00.



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