This Ang Moh Chef Tried To Make “Atas” Chicken Rice… And Asians Absolutely Hated It
Aspiring chefs and fellow foodies, if you're planning to release homemade recipes on Asian dishes, here's a tip - don't try to be smart about it
Case in point - Canadian chef Matty Matheson thought it would be a good idea to publish a modified recipe of Hainanese chicken rice, a dish that's much loved by Malaysians and Singaporeans alike.
The recipe was posted on Vice's food channel, Munchies.
In a bid to 'finesse' the dish, Matheson added ingredients that are not typically found in the Hainanese dish, namely butter and anise hyssop (yeah, we don’t know what that is either)
Understandably, Matheson's recipe didn't sit well with Singaporeans and Malaysians alike
Seriously Chef Matheson, what were you thinking?!
Let this be a lesson to all - don't meddle with Hainanese chicken rice!
If it ain't broke, don't fix it.