Describing just one of the incredible dishes we know we'll see from the young superstar, Ryan tells the judges he's cooked: "chicken that's been marinated in Chinese/Malaysian flavours".
"Eggplant in a peanut and coconut sauce with crispy shallots and curry leaves was one of the main offerings. ‘Kattirikkay’ is the name given to this dish on the menu, and it would be a winner for those who are inclined towards satay and silky eggplant. I enjoyed it, but I’m really speeding through this paragraph so I can get to the next main…"
"Sashi Cheliah's off-menu Madurai Chicken Curry and Madurai Veg Curry will be available for lunch and dinner on Monday January 13 and Tuesday January 14, with 100 per cent of proceeds donated to the National Bushfire Disaster Appeal."
"The modern Asian diner draws on the chef’s Singaporean heritage and the many regions that have shaped that country’s cuisine. There’s Malay, South Indian, Thai, Indonesian, Sri Lankan and Vietnamese influences. The menu was designed by Cheliah in collaboration with head chef Miles Davis, who brings nearly 15 years of industry experience to the kitchen – most recently at Hotel Longtime, plus a stint in Sydney alongside esteemed chef Christine Manfield."
"I’ve rounded up my current favourite nights out in Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide. I’ll share my tips for those planning a jaunt to the Harbour City online. So, smash open the piggy bank, book a flight and I’ll see you there."
"Gaja By Sashi opened in late 2019, following owner Sashi Cheliah’s successful run as a contestant on the 2018 season of Masterchef Australia. It’s a reflection of Cheliah’s Singaporean heritage, plating up the kind of hearty pan-Asian dishes that won him the competition."
Going back to some sort of normality means everything to Sashi, “I am able to continue giving employment to my team. I am passionate about hospitality and serving my customers great flavours. That’s why ‘flavour is my hometown’.”
"You can practise social distancing at the same time as supporting your favourite bars, cafés and restaurants. See this list of Adelaide venues offering online vouchers to redeem later, once COVID-19 subsides."