KUALA LUMPUR: With over three million followers on Instagram and TikTok, Malaysian food influencer Khairul Aming is no stranger on the local scene. But it seems he has gained another fan in the form of international food icon and chef Gordon Ramsay!
Khairul’s recent video – which showcased him preparing a burnt sugar steamed pudding dessert, earned a thumbs-up from Ramsay in a TikTok reaction video.
This was a recipe that Khairul attained from Ramsay’s cookbook Uncharted, published by National Geographic.
In his TikTok video, Ramsay was shown saying “Hello Malaysia, we love Malaysia,” at the start of the video.
According to Ramsay, the burnt sugar steamed pudding dessert “was a staple coming out of New Zealand”.
Ramsay also teased Khairul’s use of a “tiny spoon” in the video, joking that he needed to get him a new spoon for Christmas. Eagle-eyed Ramsay also spotted “the few lumps” in the dough.
Ramsay ended the video by saying, “I will be in Malaysia next week. I will show you again. Well done!”
In a follow-up video on TikTok, Khairul joked that was worried that Ramsay would be angry with him or mock his cooking skills, but ended the video by saying "Come to Malaysia, I will make you sambal.”