Born in the former Portuguese colony of Macau, Sandy grew up surrounded by a unique fusion of cultures. Arriving in the UK in her teens, she has been experimenting with foods and flavours from her home here, and her heritage in Asia and Portugal ever since. Her innovative ideas, such as her blossoming lotus dessert, took her to the MasterChef finals in 2020, and she’s been working as a chef and recipe developer ever since. Sandy recently launched Journey to the West, an exciting range of freshly made dumplings, ready to cook at home. The dumplings have been inspired by the ancient trade routes that linked China to Rome via India and the Middle East, and the evolution of the humble dumpling along the Silk Road.