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

Opinion

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