Taste of home inspires MasterChef Australian champion Sashikumar Cheliah

Sashikumar Cheliah, winner of the 10th season of MasterChef Australia, started cooking more because he missed Singapore food

While he occasionally helped his mother in the kitchen as a child, Sashikumar Cheliah never considered himself a good cook.

In fact, the prison officer did not even start cooking regularly until he moved to Australia in 2012 and found himself missing the taste of the Singaporean dishes he had grown up with.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 03, 2018, with the headline 'Longing for a taste of home'. Print Edition | Subscribe