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MasterChef winner on Fiji food journey

Spotlighting the country’s appeal as a foodie destination, MasterChef Australia’s 2021 winner, Justin Narayan is currently on a culinary expedition of Fiji.

The 29-year old chef has a personal affinity through his Fijian born parents and has eagerly shared his Fiji foodie journey in the country’s Western region with thousands of social media followers on Facebook and Instagram.

Accompanied by his wife Esther, the couple called in with artisan salt producers, South Seas Salt Fiji at Momi Bay, where they harvested sea salts and learnt about sustainable salt making processes.

MasterChef Australia 2021 winner Justin Narayan at South Seas Salt in Fiji, helping to highlight the country as a culinary destination. Picture: Tourism Fiji.

They also headed to the recently opened Sails Restaurant on Denarau Island and KANU Restaurant – owned by Australian chef and travel writer Lance Seeto – and the private Turtle Island, where Mr Narayan learnt to make a raw fish delicacy known as “kokoda”.

“This was a unique opportunity for us to showcase what Fiji has to offer as a culinary destination and we’re always looking to highlight the amazing cuisine we have here in Fiji,” said Brent Hill, CEO of Tourism Fiji.

Spotlighting the country’s appeal as a foodie destination, MasterChef Australia’s 2021 winner, Justin Narayan is currently on a culinary expedition of Fiji. Picture: Instagram

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“Over the last few days, Justin has been posting stories and sharing his foodie journey through Fiji with his 116,000 followers on IG and thousands more on Facebook. The images of food are stunning and reflect what we know – that Fiji is really growing as a foodie destination!”

The trip coincides with Fiji’s nomination as Oceania’s Best Culinary Destination 2022 by the World Culinary Awards. Other Pacific destinations nominated in the awards various categories include the Cook Islands, French Polynesia and New Caledonia.

Spotlighting the country’s appeal as a foodie destination, MasterChef Australia’s 2021 winner, Justin Narayan is currently on a culinary expedition of Fiji. Picture: Instagram

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