This Mat Salleh Reviewing Nasi Lemak In Fluent BM Will Make You 'Malu' A Bit
Rhys Williams is a Brit who's currently residing here in Malaysia as a food blogger. That's nothing new right? Food bloggers are a dime a dozen these days.
But when Williams starts speaking in BM, that's when he catches everyone's attention.
Williams, who runs a food blog titled 'Mat Salleh Jalan-Jalan Cari Makan', has been residing here for the past three years
Williams started learning the Malay language in 2014 by reading books and listening to local radio stations.
He then took up blogging when a friend told him it would be a good outlet to practice his writing skills in Malay.
Since then, Williams has posted countless food reviews documenting his ongoing gastronomic adventure here in Malaysia.
The latest video features Williams in Kampung Baru, one of the oldest Malay villages in Kuala Lumpur, as he introduces and reviews his favourite nasi lemak stall entirely in fluent, pitch-perfect BM
Fun fact: nasi lemak was the first local dish he tried when he first came to Malaysia!
He ends up at Nasi Lemak Mak Wanjor, which he calls the "champion of nasi lemak" in the area
After chatting with Nazri and a few patrons, Williams decides to try it for himself and eats it the Malaysian way - with his hand
He compliments the fluffiness of the rice and says that the ikan bilis that is served with the meal is crunchy and not too oily. His final verdict?
"Serius sedap, beb!"
The video went viral after it was posted on Destinasi TV's Facebook page on 13 February. It has been viewed over 700,000 times and garnered over 16,000 shares. Watch it below: