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Malaysian & Singaporean AFC Cooking Programs Stinkx

I love to watch Asian Food Channel but I have a complaint. I particularly like to watch chefs go about creating some fantastic (and stunning) dishes) and derive inspiration from them. A dash of this, a dash of that. One chef's style could be completely different from the other - watching them is sooooooo inspiring.

However, the problem is that during the afternoon, even if I have the time, I would not watch AFC. And that is because during the afternoons, Astro airs the lamest promotional programs ever! I mean, it's a blatant ad!! It's not even a cooking or culinary show.

All the people are scripted to say, 'Oh, this is simply delicious', 'Yummy', 'Delicious', 'Mouth-watering', 'So tender', and all kinds of compliments. It's an advertisement what. What else are they supposed to say? That it could have been less salty? That it was too sweet? That the salmon was undercooked? That the noodle was a tad too hard? That the chef sucks?

I mean, it's obvious that the food is OK because the restaurant made the cut. The stupid presenters have no control over what to say even if their script defers from what they actually feel.

The Singapore and Malaysian Asian Food Channel programs are the worst!!!

They call the restaurant owners and slyly ask them if they want to get on Asian Food Channel. I mean, I've worked two cafes and restaurants before. If someone asked me if I wanted to be featured on AFC, I would PAY THEM to come EAT HERE for FREE. So, you get these people come to your place, the regular customers or passerbys will see the film crew there, get curious and figured that the restaurant must be worth SOMETHING if AFC was there, right?

Free promo all around! Yippeee.

Except that the viewers are the ones who don't get the real opinion.

And besides, do they even know that we prefer to watch people enjoy cooking, coming up with delicious dishes, watch the cooks have fun, argue, get all stressed out or become very engrossed with their cooking? You don't need to be a good cook to enjoy watching them because all you need to do is to enjoy eating. Then you'll enjoy watching chefs pore over their dishes.

I don't know. Maybe you could be one of those who appreciated a recommendation or two - for that special something event or party? But I think apart from Chef Wan, Malaysian and Singaporean AFC programs are effing lame. Like Sheeetz.

Comments

blinka.Li said…
MY FAV is the sexy Nigela. Haha, the way she talks is er..well, sexy?? well of course, i like her as she is so damn confidence and of course she just whack the whole cream / oil / sugar . slim and healthy, who cares?! ;P
Marsha Maung said…
LOL. Yeah, I love Nigella too because she so messy too. One time, she said her hands were non-conductors for heat and just dug them into a fresh-out-of-the-oven chicken. I was like...ACKKKK!!

but i really like Michael Smith (Chef at home) too although he is a little fake. he cooks for his son and wife...so sweet wan. :-)

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