US Professor Faces Backlash For Putting Singaporean And Malaysian Food On The Same Level
A US professor has recently gone viral after he took to Twitter to rank Southeast Asian cuisines, including Malaysian food
In a tweet on Sunday, 5 May, Tom Pepinsky claimed that the rankings were done in an "objectively correct" manner but "ignores regional and ethnic sub-cuisines".
Pepinsky, who has a "special interest in Southeast Asia", teaches comparative politics, political economy, and Southeast Asian politics at Cornell University.
He placed Vietnamese and Lao cuisines as top of the list, followed by Singaporean and Malaysian food as a tie
As expected, netizens have not taken it well, saying that rating cuisines is a subjective matter
While others questioned the professor's credibility on the topic
One netizen explained that there's a difference between Singaporean and Malaysian cuisine
You'd think that people would have learnt by now to never mess with Asians and their food