When will actual Asian cuisine be represented on TV programmes outside Asia, such as MasterChef? Photo: Shutterstock
Andrew Sun
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Mouthing Off by Andrew Sun

Asian food: why do MasterChef and other cooking shows only show rice and sweet and sour pork?

  • Despite TV personalities such as David Chang and Anthony Bourdain working to popularise it, most of the Western world is still ignorant of Asian cooking
  • Cooks on shows such as MasterChef rarely attempt any in-depth Asian dishes, whether Chinese, Thai, Korean or Japanese

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When will actual Asian cuisine be represented on TV programmes outside Asia, such as MasterChef? Photo: Shutterstock
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Andrew Sun

Andrew Sun

Andrew Sun has dabbled in many shades of the media spectrum for 25 years, from college radio, TV, print and online columnist to starting film festivals, managing music labels and authoring food books. Someday he will figure what he wants to be when he grows up.