This Saturday, December 24, 2011 the remaining nine contestants of Jr MasterChef Pinoy edition were faced with a team challenge called "Luzviminda". Luzviminda stands for the 3 big groups of island of the Philippines, namely LUZon, VIsayas and MINdanao.
In this team challenge, the top three kiddie cooks - Patrick, Kyle and Miko - who also became team leaders, chose a mystery box where ingredients from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao are hidden. The six remaining cooks swam in a pool of balls to find a ball of their chosen team.
The teams are:
1) Luzon or Red Team - Miko, Acee & Philip
2) Visayas or Blue Team - Kyle, Jobim and Emmam
3) Mindanao or Yellow Team - Patrick, Caitlin & Mika
Judge Judy Ann Santos announced that their cumulative score shall be turned back to zero. Each team was given one hour to cook an entree, main dish and a dessert using 4 or more ingredients.
Luzon/Red Team Menu
Mushroom sisig in aligue sauce
Fried dalag from north to south
Leche la del blanca
Sinugba (niluto sa baga)
Visayas/Blue Team Menu
Sinuglaw (sinugba at kinilaw)
Mango, sago and suman
Mindanao/Yellow Team Menu
Lami mixed salad
Rolled swordfish with seared tuna
Pomelo cream pie
After the tasting and judging, here are the points of the team:
Luzon/Red Team = 6 points
Mindanao/Yellow Team = 4 points
Visayas/Blue Team = 2 points
Watch the December 24, 2011 Jr Mastechef Pinoy Edition below: