This year’s MasterChef New Zealand winner Sam Low cooked up modern takes on southern Chinese classics to wow the celebrity judges. The victim of prejudice when growing up, this victory has allowed him to find his voice and be recognised. Photo: Instagram/@_sam_low_
This year’s MasterChef New Zealand winner Sam Low cooked up modern takes on southern Chinese classics to wow the celebrity judges. The victim of prejudice when growing up, this victory has allowed him to find his voice and be recognised. Photo: Instagram/@_sam_low_

‘It’s not good to be Chinese’: How MasterChef New Zealand 2022 winner overcame being ‘othered’ to proudly showcase his southern Chinese roots

  • Sam Low, whose parents are from Zhongshan in southern China, was born in Fiji and grew up in Auckland, where being Chinese wasn’t always celebrated
  • Through MasterChef New Zealand, the 30-year-old chef has found his voice, and impressed the judges with his individualistic takes on southern Chinese dishes

This year’s MasterChef New Zealand winner Sam Low cooked up modern takes on southern Chinese classics to wow the celebrity judges. The victim of prejudice when growing up, this victory has allowed him to find his voice and be recognised. Photo: Instagram/@_sam_low_
This year’s MasterChef New Zealand winner Sam Low cooked up modern takes on southern Chinese classics to wow the celebrity judges. The victim of prejudice when growing up, this victory has allowed him to find his voice and be recognised. Photo: Instagram/@_sam_low_
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