On Sunday's episode of My Kitchen Rules South Africa, cooking couple Kim and Pashi raised eyebrows with their "soon-to-be-engaged" relationship status.
The lovebirds stepped up their game — not only did they earn a spot in this week's series finale, but they also became the first contestants on a SA reality cooking competition to get engaged.
Pashi proposed to Kim after the couple had beaten Maj and Joleen by a narrow two-point margin.
"It's been an unbelievable journey, I have met my soulmate. You have changed my life in so many ways. You are honestly the strongest woman I know. I'm going to need a partner to win this competition, but also a strong partner in life, to start a family," said Pashi.
He then went down on one knee and popped the question, "And so, will you marry me?" to which an elated Kim responded: "Yes! On TV hey, only you!".
Kim and Pashi, who are off to the finals created chawanmushi, a Japanese egg custard, and a dashi broth for starters. For the main meal, they prepared venison with chicken liver mousse, chocolate sauce, red wine jus and for dessert they served mango kulfi, with saffron, rice pudding and a salted coconut cream and the judges loved everything.
Speaking to the couple, they say it’s been a grueling competition with a lot of blood, sweat and tears and that making it to the finals is a testament that with hard work, determination and belief anything is possible.
“It’s not going to be easy as we are going up against a good team, but we couldn’t be happier that it is a group one final and that someone from our group will walk away with the title of MKRSA season 2 champions.
Pashi says they are open to wherever the journey takes them whether it’s a food show or opening a restaurant, they know now that they were born to be in the food industry.
Maj and Joleen who went home on Sunday’s episode say they have learnt so much about themselves and people around them.
“It was amazing to taste and experience other people’s food and to be invited into their homes and lives. It is the ability of the viewer to be able to see into the lives and cultures of their fellow South Africans that make the programme so watchable."Said Joleen