Zaleha Kadir Olpin presents her rendang to MasterChef UK judge Gregg Wallace, right. Photo: BBCZaleha Kadir Olpin presents her rendang to MasterChef UK judge Gregg Wallace, right. Photo: BBC
Zaleha Kadir Olpin presents her rendang to MasterChef UK judge Gregg Wallace, right. Photo: BBC

Why are so many steaming mad over MasterChef judge’s ‘crispy’ rendang comment?

A British chef criticising Malaysian-born contestant Zaleha Kadir Olpin about her rendang rankled for its overtones of neo-colonialism. But it also begs the question: is a UK television programme the right place to look for authenticity?

Topic |   Food and Drinks
Zaleha Kadir Olpin presents her rendang to MasterChef UK judge Gregg Wallace, right. Photo: BBCZaleha Kadir Olpin presents her rendang to MasterChef UK judge Gregg Wallace, right. Photo: BBC
Zaleha Kadir Olpin presents her rendang to MasterChef UK judge Gregg Wallace, right. Photo: BBC
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