After achieving a career-high recently, Loh Kean Yew has proven to be an exceptional badminton player.
But can the 24-year-old’s performance on the court match his culinary skills in the kitchen?
In a Facebook video by the Badminton World Federation on Wednesday (Feb 23), Loh shared that he would be cooking huan chu char bak (potato with minced meat) and stir-fried vegetables.
Adding that the former is a dish his mother makes at home, the Penang-born national shuttler said:
“Today’s mission is not to burn down the kitchen. Just kidding.”
While stir-frying the carrots and potatoes, Loh also shared that the pandemic gave him a chance to start cooking.
“During [the] circuit breaker I was cooking a little bit because I was bored and lazy to go out,” he said.
Loh’s ‘cooking show’ went well except when he forgot to add the carrots into his stir-fry vegetables but he managed to salvage the dish in the end.
Image from Loh Kean Yew’s Instagram
In another highlight of the cooking show, Loh demonstrated his love for sodium.
“Because I’m from Penang, so I may eat quite a bit of salt. I have a heavier taste,” he said while seasoning the huan chu char bakwith quite a bit of salt.
Before tucking into his home-cooked meal, Loh took a sly dig at how some home cooks would rate their food. He said:
“Usually when they cook for themselves, they will say nice one.”
But he had to eat his words when the huan chu char bak seemingly blew his mind. He exclaimed:
“Really is nice. No joke, that one really nice.”
However, the vegetables might not have measured up as his reaction was a little more muted. After taking a bite, he commented: “Not bad lah.”
At the end of the day, it seems like his cooking demonstration was a success.
“At least I accomplished my mission of not burning down the kitchen,” Loh said.
This article was first published on AsiaOne and republished on theAsianparent with permission.