10 Crispy Times The Internet Roasted MasterChef UK Judges Over Their Rendang Comments

Southeast Asians defend a regional treasure the best way they know how. ;)

MasterChef UK judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace are currently under fire because Gregg told a Kuantan-born contestant that her chicken rendang wasn't crispy

John Torode on the left and Gregg Wallace on the right.

Image via The Telegraph

Contestants on the show were challenged to create a dish significant to themselves, and Zaleha Kadir Olpin chose to make nasi lemak and chicken rendang, a dish close to all Malaysian hearts.

The former Petronas accountant was then eliminated from the show after both John and Gregg were unsatisfied with her chicken rendang.

This, of course, angered not only Malaysians but Singaporeans and Indonesians as well, because how can chicken rendang be crispy?

But being the creative Southeast Asians we all are, here are some of the most crispy roasts netizens served on a rendang plate to the MasterChef judges:

1. Good morning, authentic chicken rendang lovers!

2. You want crispy chicken skin on your rendang? Here you go:

3. If you haven't already realised, telling us that the chicken rendang should be crispy is as ridiculous as steaming hams

4. It's such a ridiculous idea it deserves to be gunned down

5. Some netizens are also blasting John for saying "namaste" in response to tweets criticising the idea of crispy chicken rendang

Image via Twitter

6. Others decided to just enjoy the show instead

7. Dr. Mahathir Mohamad joined in the fun too

8. Even Tunku Abdul Rahman would have protested against this

9. We don't know how to feel about this one though...

10. Is this how the world is going to end?

How are you reacting to the MasterChef UK judges' comments on Zaleha's chicken rendang? Let us know in the comments below!

John Torode is facing backlash online for suggesting rendang is Indonesian, and then said "namaste":

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