While the idea of serving up a plate of crispy chicken rendang may seem preposterous to some, one Malaysian chef has gone out of her way to show everyone that it can actually be done.

Yenni Law, 43, who runs a restaurant in Taman Tun Dr Ismail here, came up with the invention to parody Masterchef UK Gregg Wallace, who sparked a social media firestorm after criticising a contestant’s chicken rendang for not being crispy.

“Here you go ‘MASTERCHEF’ #greggwallace #masterchefuk your kind of CRISPY RENDANG CHICKEN dream come true,” she said yesterday in a Facebook post, which was accompanied by a picture of Law taking a bite out of her own gastronomic creation.

Ironically, her attempt at poking fun at Wallace has set tongues wagging over her unusual version of chicken rendang, which prompted Law to share the recipe on Facebook.

“Many of you have PM-ed me for the recipe for the #crispychickenrendang I made yesterday.

“So here it is!!! I hope you enjoy making this. If you have your own recipe for this #masterchefuk-inspired dish, please do share it here because sharing is caring.”

MasterChef UK contestant Zaleha Kadir Olpin was eliminated from the reality show after judges John Torode and Wallace, who had raved about her dishes that saw her to the quarterfinals, didn’t quite take to her chicken rendang.

“The skin wasn’t crispy”, “the meat didn’t fall off the bone” – those were the main sore points.


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