MKR newlyweds Uel and Shannelle from Sydney.
MKR newlyweds Uel and Shannelle from Sydney. LeoPhotography

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THE second round of instant restaurants got off to a luke-warm start on My Kitchen Rules.

Tonight's episode followed hot on the heels Perth "know it alls" Chloe and Kelly's highly anticipated meltdown.

More than three million viewers tuned in to last night's episode nationally to watch the "well-travelled friends" be put in their place by the judges.

Tonight viewers met the second group of teams, including colourful Cairns couple David and Corinne and Melbourne studs Harry and Christo.

Interestingly, it appears the most outspoken and competitive team in the second group is also from Perth - friends Jess and Felix.

But the hosts, newlyweds Uel and Shannelle, failed to match their NSW counterparts Annie and Jason when it came to the standard of their three-course meal.

The young lovebirds agonized over the cooking of their lobster entrée, much to the detriment of the rest of the dish.

"The lobster was really, really well cooked and I don't think I could have done better myself," said judge Manu Feildel.

"It was melt-in-your-mouth."

But Evans only had praise for their presentation.

Uel and Shannelle react to some criticism from the judges.
Uel and Shannelle react to some criticism from the judges.

 "There was hardly any seasoning on the lobster, hardly any seasoning in the soup," Evans said.

"It felt very flat. In a dish like this you have nowhere to hide."

The youth workers aimed to defy expectations of an Asian feast, due to their Chinese heritage, with a decidedly Western menu including the classic Aussie pairing of lamb shank and pea mash for their main course.

The judges praised their creative twist on the classic pie, but said the dish lacked sauce and flavour.

"I loved the way you've decided to present a pie in a totally different way," said Feildel.

Evans added: "Intensifying that sauce just would have made a world of difference with this. Salt and pepper just would have made this dish from okay to really, really good."

After her criticism of the lamb shank pie, Jess was labeled the "smiling assassin" of the group by David.

Uel and Shanelle hit another drama with their S'mores pie, their take on the American campfire treat, when their marshmallow failed to hold its shape.

And Uel's miscalculation of the amount of sugar in the brownie layer made the dessert too sweet for most of the guests.

"Just because it's sweet doesn't mean it's good," said Evans.

Feildel described it as "a big smack in the head" of sugar.

"It's just full-on," he said.

"Something that could have saved that was the cream you put on the side but here was barely any."

Next to host their instant restaurant on Sunday are Queensland's David and Corinne.



Entrée: Grilled lobster with pumpkin dipping soup and pancetta crisp

Main: Lamb shank pie with pea mash

Dessert: S'mores Pie

Score:  53/100

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