Canadian chef's upscale version of Hainan chicken rice outrages Asians


Heavily tattooed Canadian chef Matty Matheson has come to be known for his “how to” recipe hacks for hapless amateur cooks.

But meddle with Hainanese chicken rice and you’re asking for trouble with Singaporeans and Malaysians, where the meal has achieved national dish status.

Just days after Vice published Matheson’s recipe, chicken rice fans are taking apart his version on Facebook. One of their main contentions? His use of ingredients not typically found in the dish, such as anise hyssop and Szechuan buttons. Read more…

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