MyBurgerLab Gives Witty Comeback To A Cafe That Imitated Its Popular Milo-Coated Chicken

"Habis la... it'll appear in CNN's World's Best Fried Chicken list."

Cover image via Flavour Flings/myBurgerLab

Remember myBurgerLab's Milo-coated fried chicken with Budu sauce that went viral last year? Singapore now has a version of its own.

Two weeks ago, on 29 December, Singaporean cafe Flavour Flings revealed a new addition to its menu - Milo-coated popcorn chicken with sambal belacan mayonnaise.

According to Mothership, the dish costs SGD9.90 (RM30).

Here's how it looks:

Image via Flavour Flings

For reference, here's how myBurgerLab's chicken strips look:

Image via myBurgerLab

Just like the version at myBurgerLab, the chicken strips are drizzled in condensed milk and coated in Milo powder.

However, instead of Budu sauce, the chicken is served with nacho cheese sauce and sambal belacan mayonnaise.

No doubt the dish caught the attention of myBurgerLab's crew who came up with a witty response to the replica

The Malaysian burger joint jokingly threw shade at the cafe for imitating their signature dish in an Instagram post on 5 January.

Its caption read: "Hahahhaha, they actually copied this. Dunno to be proud or not (sic)."

Image via myBurgerLab

Fans also took part in the humorous banter

Image via Instagram
Image via Instagram

Giving credit where credit is due, the cafe then responded to the post saying that the burger joint is their source of inspiration

"Of course you should be very proud of it. You're the creator of the dish of this kind. And honestly, my chefs are very inspired by what you guys do," the comment read.

They also apologised on behalf of Singapore's media outlets for not crediting myBurgerLab.

Image via myBurgerLab

To which myBurgerLab replied, "Hahaha! Thanks for posting here. Glad y'all took inspiration. We just teasing la. Good luck with the launch k!"

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Keep up the good sportsmanship, guys!

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Just last month, Malaysians lost their sh*t after CNN claimed that cendol originated from Singapore:

The two countries may be located next to each other, but the dishes don't necessarily look the same:

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