'Crazy Rich Asians' star Awkwafina loves roti canai and chicken rice


The American comedian lists Kuala Lumpur and Singapore among her favourite food cities.

American comedian Awkwafina has named Kuala Lumpur and Singapore as her favourite food cities.

The 32-year-old was featured on Harper's Bazaar food diary video series, which sees celebrities describing what their typical breakfast, lunch and dinner looks like.

After naming her daily must-haves, Everything Awkwafina Eats In A Day also saw the comedian recalling her favourite food cities.

She named New York City "the food city that prepares you for the food cities", owing to the diverse, melting pot of cuisines available there.

"Aside from that, I really enjoyed the food when I went to Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, they had this dish called Hainan(ese) chicken (rice) and roti canai. I like am obsessed with."

She added: "KL was definitely a cool food city for me."

Awkwafina shot to fame in 2018 after starring as the colourful, down-to-earth Peik Lin in Crazy Rich Asians.

Although set in Singapore, part of the film was shot in KL, which was probably how she got to taste the local fare.

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