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
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:
3. If you haven't already realised, telling us that the chicken rendang should be crispy is as ridiculous as steaming hams
5. Some netizens are also blasting John for saying "namaste" in response to tweets criticising the idea of crispy chicken rendang
10. Is this how the world is going to end?
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John Torode is facing backlash online for suggesting rendang is Indonesian, and then said "namaste":