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S’poreans and M’sians at odds over hawker food


All worked up: Many Malaysians and Singaporeans have taken to social media to debate over the issue. — AFP

All worked up: Many Malaysians and Singaporeans have taken to social media to debate over the issue. — AFP

PETALING JAYA: Malaysian chefs are “frying” Singapore’s bid to nominate its hawker culture for Unesco’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

While every country has its own unique street food identity, the move by Singapore suggested a lack of confidence and “arrogant behaviour” from the city state, said celebrity chef Datuk Redzuawan Ismail, better known as Chef Wan.

   

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