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Philli Armitage-Mattin

Philli Armitage-Mattin has a passion for using Asian ingredients to create big flavour-filled meals. As a finalist on BBC One’s MasterChef: The Professionals 2020, Philli entertained the nation with her take on playful Asian-inspired dishes.


Having studied for a master’s degree in chemistry at Bristol University – she was first introduced to food science by the same research professor that worked with Heston Blumenthal – Philli went on to the University of West London to gain her professional cookery qualifications, where she first learned how to use different Asian flavours.


Inspired by her love of Asian cuisine, Philli bought a one-way ticket to travel round Asia and experience the culture and food first-hand

Her mission is to get people to try new flavours, using Asian ingredients such as miso and gochujang, and to make delicious dishes like Sichuan spiced lamb chops, Korean fried chicken burgers and shitake okonomiyaki (a Japanese savoury pancake).

Taste Kitchen: Asia is her first cookbook. Find Philli on her social channels @ChefPhilli or visit

Korean fried pheasant
Philli's BBC Good Food Show Recipes