I remember last time (forgot when edi la) ... discovery channel showing this ads about Singapore one. In that particular ads got say Singpore is the culinary center of Asean ... at once i tell myself "WTF?!!! yau mou?!! so lan yucky food sommo say culinary center of Asean?! Farkiu la!"
Its a well known fact that Singaporean comes to Malaysia for food ... especially over the logn weekend. They will drive few hundred kliks just to get good food ... on the other hand ... do you happen to know any malaysian(s) that drove to singapore for food? do you? ... not me! I never heard sucha thing as "lets drive to Singapore for food!" but i must be honest ok? lately ... there is alotsa "Lets drive to Singapore to get our car wash LOL!"
Why did i brought this up anyway? ... well its my response to this article in The Star (yea the star again .. i cheapskate mah can? free online niuspepah leh!)
Dr Ng’s statement did not go down well with some Netizens in the region, especially Singaporeans, who had come to consider Hainanese chicken rice and chilli crab their own.
The more diplomatic ones shrugged it off as “a promotional exercise” but not everyone was as kind.
“She might as well claim that steamed white rice is also Malay-sian,” said a reader on Singapore’s Straits Times online discussion board.
Another post read: “Laksa, nasi lemak, Hainanese chicken rice, chilli crab and bak kut teh – how many Malaysian outlets’ food is as tasty as the ones found in any food court here? Come and taste the originals by Singaporeans”.
“Countries of origin? Just cook and eat to your hearts’ content. It is how it is cooked and what makes tourists keep coming back to them that matters!” said another respondent on the forum.
Singaporean blogger TheBrother-hood questioned how Malaysia would make their claim on the dishes official.
“The principle of food sovereignty would be hilarious, if only it wasn’t taken so seriously. Tell me is chilli crab Malaysian or Singaporean? What about laksa, is it ours or theirs? Are we going to the Hague (International Court of Justice)?” he asked.
Alo?! niahma u all! U all also originated from Malaysia ... when singapore broke off and declare independant u all bring the culture n food along with u and now u claim Malaysia food originated from Singapore?!!! Singapore skool no teech history wan ar? KNN!! If you derno then dun pretend smart la! You go ask your grandpa n see the food came from where one la!!
Sommo ask ppl to taste your food court food sommo!!! They really derno where the food court operator originated from izzit? Singapore where got own food wan la? Other than Malaysia now Singapore food courts also serving China's dishes ... The only Singapore dish i known of is prolly Sing Chow Mai ... since the name itself alredi mentioned its from Singapore lol!!
Lastly ... befoh you Singkapohlians say anything about Yee Sang yet ... lemme make the claim now first!!! YEE SANG IS A MALAYSIAN DISH!!! YOU FARKERS DONT SMART SMART GOAN CLAIM ITS URS AGAIN OK?!!! Oh .. i forgotten another Ampang Originated dish AMPANG YONG TAU FOO IS MALAYSIAN DISH TOO OK?!!! YOU DONT GO CLAIM THE DISH IS SINGAPOREAN DISH IN DISCOVERY CHANNEL CAN?!!! you think you changed the name to Niang Too foo and u can claim its Singapore dish ka? PTUI!!!
Ok now that we all agreed that Yee Sang is a Malaysian dish so .... Farkiu n go prey far far!