Twitter recalls how Asian chef scorned Gordon Ramsay’s pad thai
Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay just got served when he meets an Asian counterpart who scorned him for claiming that the dish he cooked was pad thai when it clearly did not meet what makes for the famous Thai dish.
Twitter users tread down memory lane as they make viral Ramsay’s past ordeal as shown in a clip. The short video was taken from The F Word which rolled out as his own TV show back in 2009.
The story behind the clip began when Ramsay visited a Thai temple in London to cook for Buddhist monks. But first, Ramsay met with a Thai restaurant chef named Chang to get some guidance.
In the kitchen, Ramsay makes his own pad thai. During the process, Chang still found himself entertained by the company of the multiple Michelin-star recipient, seeing Ramsay confident of his cooking. But that admiration ended as soon as Chang got a taste of the British version of pad thai.
“This is not pad thai at all. Pad thai have to be sweet, sour and salty,” said the Thai chef with an expression, as a netizen described, as though glaring at Ramsay “with the FULL ANGST of colonial past & present.”
In all, the video was received by Twitter users with so much cringing and enjoyment. One even recalled that, throughout the celebrity chef’s entire career, he was bossed around only twice: once by a “Malaysian auntie” and, the other, by this “Thai uncle.”