Uncle Roger Reacts to Filipino adobo dish made by US TV Chef
A video by Malaysian comedian Uncle Roger is making the rounds on social media in which he reacts to the way US chef and TV personality Rachel Ray cooked the Filipino adobo dish.
Through the video, Uncle Roger strongly condemned Ray for the ingredients and techniques used to make the famous dish. Ray decided to make chicken adobo.
First, Ray used olive oil but he was quick to point out that olive oil is not used in Asian foods.
Next, he accused Ray of putting powdered pepper first with the olive oil instead of putting them during the marination process.
Despite the harsh criticism, Uncle Roger did commend the way Ray cooked the chicken and put lots of bulbs of garlic and bay leaves.
Adobo is known for its delicate balance of salty, sour, and sweet flavors.
But Ray decided to put jalapeños peppers, which are used in Mexican dishes. Uncle Ray offered an alternative like using siling labuyo (chili peppers) instead if one wants to have a tinge of spiciness.
Another awkward use of an ingredient was the spring onions. Ray cooked them right away. He suggested sprinkling them on top of the dish at the end.
Ray then proceeded to pour ¾ of vinegar and said one should pour “about six turns of the pan.” Uncle Roger accused Ray’s measurements to be out of proportion.
Moreover, Ray poured a soy brand, after researching on the internet revealing that it’s a gluten-free soy sauce, which was unfamiliar to Uncle Roger.
In the latter part of the video, Ray attempted to cook Filipino garlic rice. This is where Uncle Roger went haywire.
Ray dumped the bulbs of garlic into the chicken stock, which is a big ‘no-no’ since Uncle Roger said they should be fried along with the rice altogether.
In addition, she poured uncooked rice and coriander seeds into the pan. When the ‘rice’ was cooked, Ray then sprinkled toasted sesame seeds.
Aside from the ‘garlic rice,’ in the end, Uncle Roger said the Adobo dish “looks good.”
In the past, Uncle Roger stated how Ray also destroyed Vietnam’s Pho and Thailand’s Pad Thai.
Comments on social media ranged from angry emojis, having murdered /destroyed the Filipino dish, to a dish that was unrecognizable to Filipinos.