KUALA LUMPUR: Celebrity chef Datuk Redzuawan Ismail a.k.a. Chef Wan lashes out about the poor quality of sambal dish for its Nasi Lemak served at the AirAsia Premium Lounge.
Taking to Instagram recently, he wrote a lengthy complain explaining his annoyance about the matter, and even uploaded a video sent by his chef friend to show the sambal dish which did not have the right consistency.
“A chef friend of mine flew to Bangkok semalam (yesterday) for his vacation and sent me this sambal Tumis for the Nasi Lemak at the Air Asia Premium Lounge.
“He said ‘I am so disgusted by this CW’.
“I replied.." Me too.. If i were the head Chef there i would have kicked the cook’s ass up there for good and never to enter my kitchen ever again.”
The 60-year-old Chef Wan also said that this was an example of a chef who had no passion in coming out with quality dishes.
And at the end of the day, it would only result in many unhappy customers, he added.
“Indeed (it) is disgusting. This kind of quality of sambal is indeed an insult to any chef,” he wrote.
Chef Wan then advised young chefs to instil some sense of pride in their work and show dedication in serving good quality food.
“This kind of sambal quality is also an insult to our Malay cusine and heritage of our Nasi Lemak,” he wrote.
Chef Wan also took a swipe at the management for not exercising quality control.
“U guys are National Carrier to this country. We need a good Image for Malaysia!,” said Chef Wan adding that he would take this up with AirAsia Group chief executive officer Tan Sri Tony Fernandes.