Malaysians (and even some Singaporeans) united in defence of breakfast staple and native favorite nasi lemak, after a British journalist criticised the model she had on a British Airways flight.
Katie Morley earlier tweeted a couple of “wickedly unhealthy” meal by she was served on a 13-hour flight, and listed the components as hen curry served with anaemic boiled egg, topped with smelly, slimy anchovies.
“I fairly like airplane meals often, and this was a 0/10,” was her evaluation, to which she added a puking emoji.
Within the identify of public curiosity, am sharing this wickedly unhealthy meal British Airways handled me to throughout a 13hr flight. Behold: hen curry served with anaemic boiled egg, topped with smelly, slimy anchovies. ANCHOVIES. I fairly like airplane meals often, and this was a 0/10 pic.twitter.com/ZmgbGa6znV
— Katie Morley (@KatieMorley_) January 15, 2020
The picture connected confirmed that the meal in query was clearly some interpretation of nasi lemak.
A reporter with The Telegraph who covers shopper rights points, Morley’s tweets usually name out corporations for unhealthy service or enterprise practices.
Malaysians have been fast to answer on Twitter suggesting she was served a poor model of the dish, whereas some instructed higher airline variations together with these by Malaysia Airways and AirAsia, whereas another Malaysians resorted to harsher language, to place it evenly.
She later tweeted a comply with up, clarifying that she didn’t find out about nasi lemak and apologised for any offence brought about to Malaysians.
Many Malaysians have gotten in contact to say the meal I tweeted about yday is a well-liked nationwide dish. I’d not come throughout it earlier than & meant no offence. As many have identified, I used to be clearly served a v poor model by BA. Positive it may be pretty & hope to strive the actual factor at some point!
— Katie Morley (@KatieMorley_) January 16, 2020
Whereas responses to the second tweet have been usually extra forgiving, some commenters questioned her sensitivity for criticising a dish that she was unfamiliar with, equating it to how ethnic meals is commonly ridiculed by these exterior the tradition.
British Airways has incessantly come up in headlines relating to the poor high quality of their inflight meals. Final 12 months, a passenger complained his meals was nearer to pet food than human high quality meals and an article by The Impartial on the worst inflight delicacies ever managed to say the airline twice.