Following the release of a CNN poll of top food destinations in the world that ranked Filipino cuisine as second best, a Malaysian chef reportedly said the Philippines has the worst food in Asia.
In a report by Malaysian news website Astro Awani, celebrity chef Datuk Redzuawan opposed the survey results, saying that sixth placer Malaysia (265 votes) should have topped the list.
“Philippines is known to have the worst food in Asia, ask any chefs and they will tell you I am right,” he said. “I see food as varieties and flavors that reflect the culture and food, and that is why Malaysia should be the [world’s] best food destination.”
Taiwan emerged as the number one culinary hotspot in the CNN poll with 8, 242 votes, followed by the Philippines with 1,528 votes. The poll was voted by Facebook users.