Growing up in an Asian household usually means learning rules – a lot of rules. And this is especially true in the kitchen. For those of us who have learnt recipes and dishes from our elders, there’s a familiar sense that things have to be done a certain way, that traditions have to be upheld.
Well, my series Asian Myths exists to challenge that stereotype. In each episode, I take a rule or myth about Asian cooking, and put it through the ringer. Sometimes, we find out that age-old wisdom exists for a reason, and some rules are not meant to be broken. Other times, we found that old wives’ tales were just that, and so we found newer, better ways to cook up a storm.
Here are some of my favourite mythbusting moments from the show: