Malaysian comedian Uncle Roger meets with BBC host over ‘crimes against rice’


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  • Monday, 27 Jul 2020

The two then told fans to wait for another cooking video, in which the two would collaborate for another rice-cooking session. Photo: Hersha Patel/Instagram

Malaysian comedian Nigel Ng, who goes by Uncle Roger, has finally met with award-winning presenter and filmmaker, BBC Food host Hersha Patel, whose egg fried rice cooking session went viral for quite unfortunate reasons.

“Big development: uncle roger is now making a collab with egg fried rice lady @hershapatel1,” the comedian said in his retweet of Patel’s post earlier today, July 25.

“To all my new friends/haters @MrNigelNg and I have just had a lovely afternoon discussing my ‘crimes’ against rice... watch this space.. collab coming soon, give me a follow! #riceislife #uncleroger,” Patel, meanwhile, said in her tweet.

In the video, Uncle Roger revealed to fans that he just had dinner with Patel and asked netizens to stop bullying the cook.

“Hersha’s really good, she’s a great presenter, really funny, but don’t post anything mean on Instagram alright. Otherwise, Uncle Roger will come for you,” he said.

“Because whilst this guy’s blown up, like nobody’s business, I’ve been trolled!” Patel, meanwhile, stressed.

She then clarified, “Okay, I’ll just make a quick point. I was doing a job for the BBC, presenting their recipes. I know how to cook rice! And that’s all I’m saying about that.”

The two then told fans to wait for another cooking video, in which the two would collaborate for another rice-cooking session – only this time, Patel promised to show how she actually cooked proper rice.

Uncle Roger’s hilarious video reaction on how the BBC host cooks rice took the internet by storm as Asians all over the world relate to the comedian’s woes, all dying a little bit inside.

The comedian can be seen letting out his frustrations at Patel’s blunders, which include not washing the rice before cooking, using a teacup to measure her water-to-rice ratio (which actually rendered her rice soupy) and draining rice after cooking.

“Drai- what’s she doing?! Drain the ri- oh my God!” the comedian blurts out as Patel drains the wet, cooked rice through a colander. “You killing me, woman!”

Perhaps what triggered Uncle Roger the most, however, was when Patel instructed fans to wash the cooked rice by putting it under running tap water.

“What the- what the hell?! What the hell?!” the comedian yells. “Why you running water through rice?! You’re ruining the rice! First, you use colander to dry the rice and then you put water. Then why bother drying the rice.”

“Who cook rice like this? How did this woman get on BBC food?! They never asked Uncle Roger. Uncle Roger teach master class on making rice, ” he jested.

Uncle Roger’s video, which was originally uploaded on his YouTube channel on July 8, now has over 2 million views on the platform while boasting around 8.7 million views on Twitter. – Philippine Daily Inquirer/Asia News Network

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