Malaysian Tourism Minister Ng Yen Yen claims that some dishes have been hijacked by other countries and wants to claim them back. Dishes like laksa, nasi lemak, bak kut teh, and even hainanese chicken rice. So we Singaporeans have been eating pirated dishes ah?
In fact, the Hainanese in China had better watch out. Stop stealing Malaysian dishes, you crooks! Don't you know that all good food originated in MalaysiaTrulyAsia? That's what the slogan means! Only Malaysia is Truly Asia. Everyone else... FAKE!
Coming soon... The Real Nasi Lemak®, The Real Hainanese Chicken Rice®, The Real Bak Kut Teh®: All rights reserved, Malaysia Tourism Ministry.
Read the AFP report here.
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