By now, even those unfamiliar with South-east Asian cuisine would have heard of chicken rendang. Two judges on MasterChef UK sparked an online row for criticising the dish cooked by Malaysia-born contestant Zaleha Kadir Olpin because it was not crispy.
Chicken rendang is commonly found in countries such as Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore. It comes in many versions and families typically have their own recipes. But in none of them does the chicken turn out crispy.