If thereâ€™s anything that can anger a Malaysian, itâ€™s messing
with our favourite dishes.
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but a Singapore catering group has invented a LAKSA ROBOT.
No uncle or auntie expertly assembling your laksa, tai chi-ing the ingredients into a bowl like a true master, but a phantom mechanical arm made of nuts and bolts.
Channel News Asia reports that the robot by Neo Group can crank out 80 â€œyummyâ€ bowls of piping hot laksa in an hour.
The robot named Sophie is part of a laksa station that works pretty similarly to those omelette-making robots that caught attention last year.
So, how does Sophie â€œmakeâ€ laksa?
The steps seem simple enough, you choose your noodles and
toppings and put it into the strainer. Then you just press a button and Sophie
does the rest.
By the rest we mean blanching the noodles, throwing in a prawn
and pouring over the laksa gravy- all in 45 seconds.
The robot noodle station was developed with Orange Clove and built by a Singaporean engineering company. Itâ€™s also available to rent for events.
No verdict yet if the â€œrobot madeâ€ laksa is up to the standard of our favourite laksa uncle/auntie.
Would you be willing to try a laksa dish thatâ€™s a littleâ€¦ robotic?
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