Twitterjaya has exploded over the past few days over beansprouts, also known as tauge or taugeh in Bahasa Malaysia.
Thousands have weighed in on the issue after twitter user @MuhamadRidzuann posted a picture of kuey teow goreng with a controversial caption.
perosak tamadun manusia!!! hapuskan taugeh!!!! 🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢😷😷 pic.twitter.com/OYp9zLUoGi
â€” Muhamad Ridzuan 🇲🇾🌺 (@MuhamadRidzuann) May 8, 2019
Roughly translated, he said beansprouts were destroyers of human civilization and called for them to be eradicated followed by a couple of ‘sick’ emojis.
His post received over 3,000 likes and 4,600 retweets but while some people agreed that they were disgusting, those people were clearly
wrong a minority.
Sama lah geng. Dari kecik sampai skrg takle makan taugeh. Kalau makan rasa nak asad montawh
â€” Apak$ (@aimnarffm) May 9, 2019
Alamakk..ada geng rupanya..sep sekali. Bukan memilih tp tekak ni mmg tak blh masuk dgn taugeh, confirm akan muntah. Musuh ketat ni si taugeh.
â€” penyuhijau (@penyuhijau53) May 9, 2019
Many of those who replied or retweeted him were either fans of tauge or chastised him for being disrespectful of food.
sedap la bodoe
â€” ell (@ell0beach) May 8, 2019
TAUGEH SEDAP SEKIAN TERIMA KASIH!
â€” è‰¾å¦®🍒 (@queenpija) May 8, 2019
Yeah sure but its food bruh don’t ew food its rezeki kot bebal betul orang camni taknak makan takpayah letak time masak, tapi kalau hang pi beli char kuey teow ada taugeh takkan toke kedai nak asing satu satu bagi hang makan think for yourself lah
â€” put ✨ (@yissaput) May 8, 2019
After just a few hours, it was clear that Twitterjaya’s support for tauge was overwhelming and the minority who are against tauge clearly face future persecution.
people who dont eat taugeh are WEAK. yes. WEAK. https://t.co/7w44vgPTYY
â€” badeya (@fkadeya) May 9, 2019
But overall, we think the people really took issue with the language used to describe beansprouts or any type of food, and we believe it was really all in good fun.
Beansprouts really are delicious, though only when fresh and crunchy.