By Shazwan Zulkiffli

Mungkin kalau bab kesesakan jalan raya ke, bab politik ke, gurauan atau kritikan daripada orang luar itu masih boleh terima tetapi kalau tentang makanan?

Seorang warganegara Malaysia, Zaleha Kadir Olpin, mencuba nasibnya dalam program Masterchef UK dengan memperkenalkan rendang ayam kepada para juri. Malangnya, reaksi juri bukanlah seperti yang dijangkakan, dengan kritikan yang sedikit pelik seperti ayam rendangnya harus lebih ‘rangup’.

Disebabkan kritikan terhadap makanan tradisi yang dilemparkan oleh seorang Masterchef UK, netizens di Malaysia mengecam teruk kritikan tersebut dengan mengatakan chef itu tidak pernah merasai rendang yang sebenar. Isu nasi lemak rendang ini viral di Twitter dan sedang hebat diperkatakan di arena tersebut.

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Seperti yang kita jangkakan daripada seorang chef selebriti yang sangat cerewet, chef tersebut John Torode membidas balik kritikan terhadapnya dengan tweet yang berbaur sindiran di laman Twitter.

Yang peliknya, John Torode pernah bertandang di Langkawi untuk belajar serba sedikit tentang rendang. Mengapa beliau tidak pernah tanya tentang ‘kerangupan’ rendang di sana pula?

Ada juga yang memetik nama chef selebriti tersohor, Gordon Ramsay dalam isu rendang ayam ini dengan video klip beliau ‘disekolahkan’ oleh seorang aunty bernama Aini dalam memasak rendang ketika beliau di Malaysia beberapa tahun lalu.

Apa kata anda? Patutkah chef-chef ini mengkritik cara memasak hidangan tradisional orang Malaysia?

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