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With the volatile Covid-19 situation and constantly evolving (and confusing) dine-in rules, many celebrities have taken to cooking at home and shown that they are quite handy in the kitchen.

Sharon Au isn’t one of them.

But that didn’t stop the Paris-based star, who’s back in Singapore to visit her mum, from attempting to make a quirky version of a traditional French chicken stew, which uses soda water, on the second season of cooking show #StayHomeCookOff. In this week’s episode, Sharon faced off against Golden Horse winner Yeo Yann Yann in a virtual showdown where the challenge was recorded via their e-devices. The pair received their assigned ingredient – chicken wings – just minutes before the start of the challenge and they had 30 minutes to whip up a dish using whatever ingredients that they had in their pantry. 

“It was a disaster!” the 45-year-old tells 8days.sg. “I don’t usually cook or bake, unlike all my famous friends. The only thing I am good at with regards to food is eating it, so when I was asked to take part in this challenge, I knew I was in for a catastrophe.”

Despite this, she agreed to guest star in the finale episode as “the production team was really persuasive”.

“They wanted to end with a bang, but in hindsight, I think they wanted people to laugh at me,” she jokes.

Sharon shared her recipe with us and if you’re interested in partaking in the challenge, you can recreate her dish (or Yann Yann’s) and share the photo on Instagram with the hashtag #StayHomeCookOff. The winning pic will snag its owner S$100.

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