Esther Kang from "MasterChef" is one of the top 18 contestants in Season 2 of the FOX reality cooking competition series. She is a 28-year-old lawyer from Los Angeles, California. Her signature dish is Korean Braised Spicy Black Cod with Daikon and Stone Pot Rice.

Q&A with Esther Kang ("MasterChef"):

Who was your first cooking inspiration?

My mother. When I saw her prepare dinner parties and entertain, I just wanted to be a part of it. She really embraced and integrated me into the kitchen, even at a very young age when all I could do was crush things in a mortar and pestle.

What is the first dish you ever mastered?

Korean pancakes. They are a very easy snack that can be made with many different combinations of vegetables and proteins.

What is your favorite thing to cook?

Thanksgiving dinner. Each year, I throw a huge pre-Thanksgiving Dinner the Wednesday night before Thanksgiving. It's the perfect night to throw a big dinner party since old friends are always home for the holiday. It takes about one week of preparation but makes a whole year's worth of memories!

What did you learn as a contestant on "MasterChef"?

Be bold and take a risk, in the kitchen and in life. If I hadn't done so, I might have missed out on the great life experience that was "MasterChef." Can't wait to experience what's next.


Age: ∼34 years old
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

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randy says:
She is married but she is a good cook and she is hotttttttt!!!

Who is she dating? What do you think of her?

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