Hello friends, welcome back to another episode of “Western People Doing Asian Food”!
This time, we meet an interesting interpretation of Malaysian curry thanks to Pringles UK.
Yes, it’s true. Malaysian Red Curry flavoured Pringles are being sold in the UK.
Part of their Rice Fusion range, it was released in February this year with Indian Tandoori Chicken Masala and Peking Duck with Hoisin Sauce flavours.
Pringles Rice Fusion has landed! 🍚— Pringles (@Pringles_UK) February 21, 2019
Eat your way East with Indian Tandoori Chicken Masala 🇮🇳, Malaysian Red Curry 🇲🇾 & Peking Duck with Hoisin Sauce 🇨🇳 pic.twitter.com/STa8zCLeml
Instead of going with the more famous Malaysian buildings, the package features Kek Lok Si temple in Penang.
But what does it taste like lah?
Luckily(?), this writer got to try for herself and it tastes like….. *drum roll please*
Maggi Kari powder.
We even got a UK
cable friend, to give us their honest feedback.
It’s actually quite nice, but definitely tastes nothing like a proper Malaysian curry.
While us Malaysians were unimpressed, it seems like folks all the way in the British Isles are loving it.
yall the new malaysian red curry pringles? 😳 they good chiefs— abby 🌙🥀✨., (@minhyungIovebot) July 17, 2019
Here I am in Popworld dreaming about the Malaysian Red Curry pringles I’m about to smash through when I get home 🙃🙃— rachel (@r__chel) April 4, 2019
On the way back to civilisation! PS – the Malaysian Red Curry Pringles are *amazing* pic.twitter.com/OsAyRz0JiY— Caz (@CazSCFC) April 7, 2019
The red curry Pringles are *chef kiss*— Tom Orry (@VGTomO) April 3, 2019
Regrets: Eating Malaysian red curry rice pringles before bed bc now my mouth is actually on fire, god damn it send help. They're good though.— ~ 💀Dredgen Raven💀~ (@TeraPhoenixx) May 8, 2019
i’m eating malaysian red curry flavoured pringles and lemme tell u these are so gross but nice at the same time— 🐋 (@taskaneki) June 28, 2019
This UK food reviewer even thought it had a Thai essence:
But this tweet basically sums it up nicely:
“Malaysian Red Curry” flavoured Pringles May not taste like anything that ever came out of Malaysia, but they’re still damn tasty lah.— Stephanie 🐝 (@stephanie_hall) March 24, 2019
Oh well, this just goes to show that east or west, Malaysian food is the best!
This isn’t the only time the Western world has fallen in love with “Malaysian” food though. Check out what Americans thought of Maggi Kari HERE.