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Mon Apr 15, 2019, 07:45 PM

Gordon Ramsay Attacks Food Critic Who Slams His Inauthentic 'Asian Eating House'

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Spoiler alert: "Authentic" Asian Cuisine when even the chefs were not East Asian.


Hui wrote in a review for Eater last Thursday that the preview was “nothing if not a real life Ramsay kitchen nightmare.” There “appeared to be some confusion over the particular source of inspiration for Lucky Cat,” she noted, adding images from a related Instagram Story in which she asked whether the restaurant claimed to be Japanese or Chinese.

“It’s all asian who cares,” Hui sarcastically wrote.

In another snarky line in the Eater review, she pointed out that the chef had served “Smoked duck breast with plumb [sic] (note: it appeared with that spelling on the menu) and nashi (Japanese pear).”

She also wrote that she was the sole East Asian person in a room filled with dozens of journalists and chefs.
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Lucky Cat had already drawn criticism when Ramsay announced in February that it would be opening. Many questioned Ramsay’s claim to bring “authentic” Asian cuisine to the restaurant’s London neighborhood when it didn’t even have an Asian chef at the helm. And others pointed out that the restaurant’s description as an “Asian eating house” lumped together many diverse cultures, presenting the food of billions of Asians as monolithic.



More at the jump:
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/gordon-ramsay-food-critic-lucky-cat-restaurant_n_5cb4a235e4b0ffefe3b45c34

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 07:49 PM

1. Is the food any good? If so, good on him.

I'm not getting my panties in a twist anymore about some
cultural appropriation bullshit pissing contest. I would hope others
here have more pressing concerns now (for obvious reasons).

BTW, my fav (Asian cuisine) is Vietnamese. Ever try claypot whole catfish? It's delicious.

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 09:16 PM

2. Yeah, how could that Julia Child woman cook French cuisine if she wasn't french!

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 09:19 PM

3. But is the food good?

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 09:23 PM

4. how did the food taste ?

 

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 09:35 PM

5. No thanks

I'll stick to my favorite hole-in-the-wall teriyaki place down the road in Orting. Their vegetable yakisoba and teriyaki tofu are excellent, very reasonably priced, and I'm pretty sure that the people who own the place and cook the food are actually, you know, Japanese.

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