Malaysia crabby over right to 'hijacked' recipes

another pointless argument…

Malaysia crabby over right to ‘hijacked’ recipes

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia Malaysia is starting a food fight with other countries to win bragging rights for producing some of Southeast Asia’s most beloved recipes, including chili crabs and coconut cream rice, a news report said Thursday.

“We cannot continue to let other countries hijack our food,” The Star newspaper quoted Tourism Minister Ng Yen Yen as saying while launching a campaign to promote the country’s cuisine.

The ministry is identifying signature recipes that it will declare as Malaysian, Ng said. She did not reveal how the government might counter others who claim ownership of those dishes, but added that details of its strategy will be announced later.

“Chili crab is Malaysian. Hainanese chicken rice is Malaysian. We have to lay claim to our food,” Ng said. She mentioned other favorites such as “nasi lemak,” which is rice soaked with coconut cream, “laksa,” a spicy noodle soup, and “bak kut teh,” an ethnic Chinese pork rib stew.

Tourism ministry officials familiar with the campaign could not immediately be contacted.

Variations of the dishes Ng listed are available in several other Asian nations, particularly Singapore, Indonesia, Brunei, Thailand and China.

Some creations, such as chicken rice, were introduced to Malaysia and Singapore by ethnic Chinese workers who settled here after leaving China a century ago.

Chili crab _ a recipe of crabs stir-fried in tomato and chili-based sauces _ could become a bone of contention. It is often associated with Singapore and is considered the city-state’s unofficial national dish.

Malaysia was recently embroiled in another cultural spat with a neighbor.

Indonesians held protests earlier this month accusing Malaysia of stealing a Balinese dance for a TV promotional campaign about Malaysia. It later turned out that Malaysia had nothing to do with the video, which had mistakenly described the dance as Malaysian. The video was broadcast on the Discovery Channel cable network, which apologized for the mistake. … c65ae.html

Jeez…Malaysia Government so STINGY one. And it’s a lame thing to fight for RECIPES?! can you believe THAT?! FIGHTING FOR RECIPES?! OMG, just like little children fighting for toys…

Mo ngan tai(no eyes to see) lo…Shall I feel ashamed for it?

The whole issue is stupid.

Government has no more controversial issues left, thus… this funny ■■■■ happened…

err…coconut milk…not indian meh…?hainanese…not hainan meh…? i think msia can only claim nasi lemak as msian food leh…no meh?

I thought Nasi Lemak from Indonesia since Parameswara come from Indo. LOL

More drama…


dont know. LOL. Just simply say :lol: :lol: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Hilarious! Don’t forget roti bom, roti tissue, roti pisang, and last but not least roti john!!!

I thought all those roti-roti are in the family of ROTI CANAI which came from India? except Roti John…XD

dont know. LOL. Just simply say :lol: :lol: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:[/quote]


You sure India got roti tissue/bom/pisang?

Well, maybe they got those inspirations from Roti-Canai?

yalo…no meh…?eh…the roti john…still dono yet lerr…maybe they got it from other countries also ler…hv to confirm dulu…nanti kena ‘bom’…looks like burger except it’s longer la…lama tak makan roti john…aiyakk…huungry liao… :expressionless:

by the way…inspiration or not…still org india and mamak leh…so still india lo

lololol so funny :smiley:

such nonsense :slight_smile:

made me hungry though… ergh… cili crab…nasi lemak… laksa… roti roti… T___T im Hungryyy.

Chicken rice also imported from China wa. Local people created a variant called hainan chicken rice ma.

Hainan chicken rice is from Hainan people from China. They bring the recipe here when they’re migrating to Malaysia during the old times. :slight_smile:

yala…then how to say it’s msian leh…why…that ng…‘gong’ ‘gong’ wan?

Does anyone knows where Manok Pansoh comes from?
Definitely not Malaysia but Borneo! 8)