The Chefs' Line

Home cooks take on restaurant chefs in #TheChefsLine.

Revisit the glory of season 1 of The Chefs' Line, airing weeknights at 6.30pm on NITV and then on SBS On Demand.
“When I told my mum I was opening Kepos Street Kitchen, she said to me ‘But who’s going to eat falafel for breakfast, Michael?’.”
Mahshid Babzartabi set up a cafe to help others through "the magic of food".
Alessandro Pavoni from Ormeggio at The Spit is a champion for modern Italian cuisine, but there's a good reason he won't eat pasta.
Noby Leong was a season one champion on The Chefs' Line. Now it's his Mum's turn in the spotlight.

The Chefs' Line S2 recipes

This crispy skin chicken is one of the most popular dishes on the Lotus menu. The secret ingredient? The Shanghai spicy soy - think Chinese-style Worcestershire...
It's one of chef Dan Hong's all-time favourite dishes - the juicy crab. Home cook Samantha's winning blue swimmer is not only cooked perfectly but knocked...
Cooking in a wok is all about the high-heat and having all your ingredients ready is key. The oomph behind kung pao is that the chicken is deep-fried fist then...
Sago pudding is a very traditional dessert and you need to ensure the sago pearls are cooked properly so that they're lovely, bouncy and translucent. Here they're...
When it comes to the perfect dumpling, it's all about texture, it's all about flavour and it's all about balance - and to simplify this recipe you can use store...

The Chefs' Line recipes from season 1

Sambusak is a traditional stuffed pie or turnover popular in the Middle East. It can be filled with any kind of meats, vegetables and/or cheese.
The best parts about sayadieh, the classic Lebanese fish and rice dish, are the caramelised onions and aromatic fish stock used to cook the rice. 
This is a traditional Lebanese fish and rice dish. One of the key elements of this dish is the rice, which needs to be cooked in an aromatic stock – saffron and...
This is a very modern take on fattoush, serving beetroot three ways with a Persian feta mousse. One of the beetroots are dressed with olive oil infused with cumin...
This classic Lebanese salad, known as peasant's salad, is made with fresh vegetables and herbs with the addition of fried crispy day-old bread. I'm using my...
I've interpreted the traditional flavours and components of baklava in a modern way. Here crisp cinnamon-sugared filo shards are served with cashew nut ice-cream...
This version of the classic Lebanese pastry combines my two loves - custard and baklava, all wrapped up in filo and finished with fennel-spiced walnuts.
For my shawarma, I use lamb fillet marinated in red wine and vinegar, which pack a flavour punch, and I like to make my own soft and fluffy bread to wrap it all...