Why foodies from Chengdu to Bugis are upset with food critic Chua Lam's hotpot comments

Food critic Chua Lam dismissed hotpot as a dish lacking in cultural significance.
Food critic Chua Lam dismissed hotpot as a dish lacking in cultural significance.PHOTO: REUTERS

SINGAPORE - When Hong Kong food critic Chua Lam said hotpot was lacking in culture and should disappear, fans from Chengdu to Bugis and Ximending rallied to its support.

On a talk show on China's Hunan TV recently, the Singapore-born Chua was asked which dish should disappear. Hotpot, said the 77-year-old.

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