Exceptional Ingredient Challenge #8: The locale on the last new episode of the month is, as "The Game Show Guru" Scott Hostetler would say, "HONG KONG- alright!". However, there is NO bonus money on the line anywhere this week.
1. Startng at the Tian Tan Buddha, take a taxi to the Wan Chai Wet Market & locate the Wah Hing Hong Shop (Avery chooses to be part of the RT that was assembled last week).
2. Bundle 10 hairy crabs.
3. Go by foot to the Peking Garden at the Alexandra House.
4. Fill seven steamer baskets w/ happiness dumplings.
5. Meet the hosts at the TST Promenade near Victoria Harbor.
EI #8- An hour w/ the Bo Innovation Sous Chef.
EIGHTH TAKEOVER: The remaining five chefs are on their own in this one.
Nookie: Irish oyster w/ Chinese "Mignonette"
Liz: Mushroom & ginger pork "pot pie"
John: Scallop wonton w/ lime snow
Nicole: Smoked duck w/ green tea & squid noodles
Avery: Mango coulis w/ ginger cookie & lemongrass-coconut sphere
ELIMINATED- Nicole (Other vote: John)
Nicole also goes home w/ $2.5K.