As all the cheftestants and Padmadala expertly scoop up and twirl the poi onto their first two fingers -- I really hope they all have their own portion and aren't dipping into a communal bowl -- Alan Wong goes on to say that there are many ways to make poi, but if you don't cook it correctly, it will make your throat itch. Can I just ask what the HELL is wrong with Bravo? The idiotic lunkheads are showing us a shot of LOTUS ROOT and calling it TARO! This is a FOOD show! Why can't they get the FOOD right?! I just... I really don't... I mean, I can't... idiots, idiots. They are IDIOTS! Lordy, lordy, LORDY -- I am not even a professional chef AND I KNOW THE DIFFERENCE! It's like showing a purse on Project Runway and calling it a belt. Basically, this just proves EVEN MORE that Bravo doesn't give a shit about the food and only cares about the drama. Yet all this time, Bravo has been all, "Oh, we are good reality television. We don't manipulate things like other reality shows. We have integrity. We are so moral and intellectual and pure and --" SMACK!
Chef Wong points out the Lau Lau (butterfish, beef short ribs, and pork wrapped in taro leaves), Lomi Lomi Salmon (salt-cured salmon with tomatoes, onions, and green onions), and Poke (cubed raw marinated fish usually drizzled with sesame or kukui nut oil and seaweed). Oh, man, I love poke. I crave it, and the only place in San Francisco I've found that serves really good poke is at Roy Yamaguchi's. Padmadala gives the cheftestants the bum's rush, telling them they get to go check out their suite at the Hilton Waikoloa Village and mentally prepare themselves for the next day's Elimination Challenge. The cheftestants board their helicopter.