The story behind the bizarre nickname of Poh Ling Yeow: MasterChef favorites reveals her friends in the food industry are doing something VERY unusual

The origin of MasterChef Australia's favorite Poh Ling Yeow & # 39; s unusual nickname, & # 39; Train Tracks & # 39 ;, is public.

While most people by that nickname earned it because of their metal brackets, Poh & # 39; s story is quite different.

Brisbane chef Louis Tikaram, who this week hosts the first masterclass of the season, told 10 Daily the term came out when the couple had briefly worked together about eight years ago.

Bizarre: The origins of MasterChef Australia's favorite Poh Ling Yeow & # 39; s unusual nickname, & # 39; Train Tracks & # 39 ;, are public. Pictured on MasterChef: Back to Win earlier this week

& # 39; I knew Poh. I have always been a big fan of MasterChef, but we collaborated at the Noosa Food and Wine Festival. I think it must have been about 2012, & # 39; he said.

Louis, who is the head chef of the Stanley Cantonese restaurant, received the same prep kitchen as Poh and they worked alongside each other in preparing their dishes.

He said they & # 39; put together like a house in & # 39; e fire & # 39; came, despite some of & # 39; and other cooks who smelled like a former MasterChef participant.

Louis observed Poh's knife skills and saw that when she & # 39; s cut scallions, she didn & # 039; t completely cut and stayed connected, which in & # 39; the industry is known as a & # 39; train track & # 39 ;.

Unique: While most people with that nickname deserve it because of their metal brackets, Poh & # 39; s story is quite different. Pictured on the first season of MasterChef in 2009

Unique: While most people with that nickname deserve it because of their metal brackets, Poh & # 39; s story is quite different. Pictured on the first season of MasterChef in 2009

Mystery solved! Louis Tikaram, who this week hosts the first masterclass of the season, told 10 daily the term stem from when the couple had briefly worked together eight years ago

Mystery solved! Louis Tikaram, who this week hosts the first masterclass of the season, told 10 daily the term stem from when the couple had briefly worked together eight years ago

Friendly Ribbon: Louis observed Poh's knife skills and saw that when they & # 39; t cut scallions, they were not fully cut and remained connected, what is known in & # 39; the sector as & # 39; train track & # 39;

Friendly Ribbon: Louis observed Poh's knife skills and saw that when they & # 39; t cut scallions, they were not fully cut and remained connected, which is known in & # 39; the industry as a & # 39; train track & # 39;

It comes after MasterChef fans were shocked to discover Poh's real age this week, with many who refuse to believe she is 50 years shy of 50 years.

& # 39; Poh is 47 years old? I … Who likes 47 at all? & # 39; the one viewer tweeted while the other added: & # 39; Geez, Poh looks good for 47. & # 39;

Several others have indicated on Twitter that Poh is apparently out of date since her first appearance on MasterChef in 2009.

& # 39; Who Looks Like?! & # 39; It comes after MasterChef fans were shocked to discover Poh's real age this week, with many refusing to believe she is 50 years shy of 50

& # 39; Who Looks Like?! & # 39; It comes after MasterChef fans were shocked to discover Poh's real age this week, with many refusing to believe she is 50 years shy of 50

& # 39; Poh Looks Good For 47 & # 39 ;: Several viewers indicated on Twitter that Poh is apparently outdated since her first appearance on MasterChef in 2009

& # 39; Poh Looks Good for 47 & # 39 ;: Several viewers indicated on Twitter that Poh is apparently out of date since her first appearance on MasterChef in 2009

Poh came to fame on the first season of MasterChef, placing second to Julie Goodwin.

She embarked on a successful career in the food industry, and hosted several cook shows on ABC and SBS.

When the original three judges of MasterChef, George Calombaris, Matt Preston and Gary Mehigan, closed the show last year over a salary dispute, many fans expected Poh to return to the franchise as a host.

Success: Poh came to fame on MasterChef's first season, placing second to Julie Goodwin

Success: Poh came to fame on MasterChef's first season, placing second to Julie Goodwin

But that didn't happen, and she was announced instead as a contestant on the twelfth season, MasterChef: Back to Win.

The series follows 24 past competitors, in order to compete for ultimate redemption and a $ 250,000 cash prize.

MasterChef continues on Channel 10 at 7:30 pm on Sunday

Ready for round two! MasterChef: Back to Win follows 24 past competitors to compete for ultimate redemption and a $ 250,000 cash prize

Ready for round two! MasterChef: Back to Win follows 24 past competitors to compete for ultimate redemption and a $ 250,000 cash prize

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