MKR Sun – Will the Russians bomb?

The Russians are here. Apparently we are meant to hate them when really they just call a spade a spade – albeit with a fluctuating accent that is sometimes a little Blofeld.
Can they cook or were they cast to be the baddies? So far in this group we’ve had great cooks (Team Tassie), guys we know can cook but had a few flaws (Italian mates), and some half-okay cooks who are still better than most of Group 1 (ie, they know what a colander is). Time for a team to bomb?
Oh, and, Windsong – here’s a treat for you:

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big h

Love the puppy – thanks Juz!

big h

“Accents” are all over the place!


How long have they lived in Australia?
It was interesting listening to them and hearing the Russian accent slip every now and then.


Crew doing their bit to stuff them up. Short of one cabbage roll. Oven not working properly. At least they can cook.


I love Henry and Anna even more because they scored fairly and not strategically.


Not allowed to do so?


Quick question for people paying more attention than me, because I missed it.

Are Olga and Valeria Russian? Channel 7 didn’t really make it clear, so I’m a bit confused on that point.

Anyway, at least they can cook. The meat jelly looked quite a bit off-putting, but the main and dessert looked pretty amazing. They’re both still just a little annoying, though.

brain dead dave

I’m surprised the producers didn’t force these girls to cook stuff like:
Rachmaninoff of Lamb
Chernobyl Cheese
Moscow Marron w/ Solzhenitsyn Soz.
Putin Pie

etc to further ram their ethnicity down the viewers’ throats.

Ch 7 tried hard to make me hate them but what the hell , they can cook.


Very, VERY unfortunate/poor choice of wardrobe. Makes her look flat as a pancake and it appears she has no neck.


We actually have a very similar din “German cuisine”:
I HATED it when I was a kid.^^ Never enjoyed cabbage, unless it was red cabbage with apples. I am happy they did well, I do not really like the man eaters.
White Russian. Oh dear. Ever watched The Big Lebowski and for everytime they said “f*uck* in the movie you drink a White Russian shot? No? Well, dont. 😀

Anyway, I am not too bothered by the Russian girls. Perhaps because I am used to the kind of stoic behaviour and the cold aura. We have Russian/Ukrainians in our team at work, my manager is actually a nuclear power plant physicist.^^ She says about herself “I am not human”. First impression – yeah, not human. But I like her, just do not bullshit around and accept her being blunt. She says what she thinks and is extremely honest. It is just their mentality and culture. While we Germans always try to not step on anyones’ feet and dance around, they simply say how it is. On the other hand,if Germans wouldn’t do it, we would be evil aggressors. So, please, next year’s MKR should feature evil Germans. 😀

PS: Did one of them actually say “Scheiße” during the cabbage incident? 😛


Coming from a Russian background myself and growing up on Galouptsi and Chaladyets couldn’t believe they did these dishes. Firstly I’m suspect on how good they were, as their style of doing it was quite different to my grandmothers recipes. With the cabbage roles my gran would boil them in a tomato based broth (and generally being jewish used beef/chicken as the meat), with the chaladyets they must of used gelatine for not sure how it would of set using the natural gelatine within the bones.
Also considering they are bakers surprised at the choice of dessert, lots of fine russian cakes they could of made.

In the end well done to them, but you can see how much cooking experience (professional) they have… look at their knife skills and organisation.. also helps that russians tend to cater for large groups too.

Not sold that their menu was better then the Tassies, but congrats and looking forward to the nasty Chinese Take Out girls and Jordanians getting some bad critique.


Avid followers of Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother. Not conditioned to lose so hope for their sake all goes well.


Not a fan of the Russians but at least they can cook. My mother made rolled cabbage but I didn’t like it and wouldn’t eat it. She also put beet and horseradish sauce on a few things.
That dessert looked a bit on the small size to me.