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Ramsay v Hawker Heroes

Postby Travailes » Tue, 09 Jul 2013 11:56 pm

Well what a surprise ! Call me an old cynic but the one he wins is from a major Singapore chain. Did not seem to be affecting business at Dempsey on Monday evening. Imagine the impact on those hawker heroes had they lost.
Game over - beaten by a novice albeit a Michelin chef novice. I realise it's just for TV but I hate being taken for an idiot. I'd rather Singtel spent money on my base station to improve the signal that this trivial nonsense.
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Postby Girl_Next_Door » Wed, 10 Jul 2013 8:43 am

If you look at the dishes, there isn't much he can really "improve" or "make it better", if he want to retain the taste. The only dish that he can really make a differences is chilli crab, and by using fresh tomatoes instead of ketchup. That isn't even rocket science.

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Postby AngMoG » Wed, 10 Jul 2013 10:46 am

Can't say I 'm surprised Jumbo lost... their restaurants are really not that great. I always prefer No Signboard :)

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Postby zzm9980 » Wed, 10 Jul 2013 1:05 pm

Link to this?

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Postby the lynx » Wed, 10 Jul 2013 2:44 pm

zzm9980 wrote:Link to this?


http://sg.entertainment.yahoo.com/blogs/singapore-showbiz/gordon-ramsay-chilli-crab-scores-singapore-hawkers-win-181936866.html

Ramsay's dishes are in the top row against 'heroes' Foo Kui Lian of Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice, Ang Kiam Meng of Jumbo Seafood Restaurant and Ryan Koh of 328 Katong Laksa.

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Postby Barnsley » Wed, 10 Jul 2013 2:46 pm

To be fair Ramsey was going to have a chance at winning the Chilli Crab as its probably not too different to something he has made before.
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Postby the lynx » Wed, 10 Jul 2013 3:00 pm

Come to think about it, so what if Jumbo lost? Its appearance as one of the contenders did enough publicity it wanted anyway.

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Postby nutnut » Wed, 10 Jul 2013 4:50 pm

The judges were Singaporeans, who are very proud of their food and don't know who Gordon Ramsay is, I don't see how this was ever a fair competition!
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 10 Jul 2013 5:05 pm

It was definitely a no-win situation for Ramsey. I AM surprised that he won the Chili Crab dish as well. The other two, well, you have to admit, Singaporeans would have to be the best judges of two dishes that are only found here in S.E. Asia and Singapore's style to boot. How would you have found non-Singaporean judges who would have an inkling how it should ideally taste? Other than going around tasting dozens of stalls in Singapore. I think he did it as a publicity stunt as he is planning to open up a restaurant here, and he gave a lot of face to those Hawkers (only two of the three were hawkers) as well. Considering the less than 20 percentage points difference after 48 hours in Singapore, he's let them know he's not to be trifled with either.

I reckon all were winners all round.

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Postby morenangpinay » Fri, 12 Jul 2013 1:54 pm

I'd believe it if those hawker cooks spend 2days to pull off a michellin worthy dish.


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