Jamie Oliver’s Ikan Bakar Gets The Malaysian Seal Of Approval

Jamie Oliver’s Ikan Bakar Gets The Malaysian Seal Of Approval

Many note Malaysia as a country filled with a wide variety of food from many different cultures. We as Malaysians are also very proud of our culture! This goes to the extent of us arguing who has better food between Malaysia and Singapore!

The proudest moments Malaysians is when those from other countries talk about our food (in a good way, unlike the crispy rendang incident). Today, the popular British chef (no, not Gordon) Jamie Oliver whips up a dish widely enjoyed by Malaysians!


Although previously criticized by Uncle Roger for making “wet fried rice" with Chili Jam

Hello Disappointed GIF by Nigel Ng (Uncle Roger)


The Brit has seemingly redeemed himself -- as he made a Malaysian inspired baked sea bass also known as 'ikan bakar' and it looks helllla good!


The dish was featured on the Brits cooking show “Jamie And Jimmy’s Friday Night Feasts” which airs on Channel 4 in the UK.

So, what ingredients did he use?

There were quite a few ingredients for his ikan bakar. Among them were lemongrass, red chillies, shallot, ginger, kaffir lime leaves, and salt for the paste which he crushed them all together using the pestle and mortar (not the local clothing brand ah…) which is known as a lesung batu to most of us Malaysians.

Jamie then added some fish oil, tomato puree and lime juice and pasted it on the fish before wrapping it up in a banana leaf for the most authentic experience possible.

We all know how we also like to judge people for not using their hands to eat (come on, you know you’ve done it at least once or twice) but the Brit did good as he dove right into the dish using his fingers!

Image via Jamie Oliver (Instagram)


“I would usually use a knife and fork for this, but I’m not going to. Today I’m going to use my very clean hands,” he said.

“My Mum would kill me for using my fingers, but I don’t care. I’d go to my naughty corner for this. Delicious!” he added on.

Image via Jamie Oliver (Instagram)

Malaysians couldn’t help it but to flood the comment section as they praised him for embracing the true Malaysian way.

Image via Jamie Oliver (Instagram)


Image via Jamie Oliver (Instagram)


The video has gained 964K views and 56K likes!

What do you think? Did he nail the dish right? Let us know in the comments!




Credit to Says for the initial coverage.

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