When Malaysians state that food is one of the main reasons for not leaving this country, it makes me wonder what kinda food you are talking about. I said ‘you’ cos I ain’t staying simply becos I like the food.
Anyway, if you’re referring to “bak kut teh”, “char siew”, “siew yuk” and even “char kuey teow”, you might need to think again. Did you read about the news from TheStar below?
Check out the 2nd last paragraph, the FRU and the police were involved in… culling of pigs? Makes me ponder for a while but it only hit me until I hop-on to What A Lulu’s blog who happened to have the other side of the story regarding culling of pigs. Those pictures in Lulu’s blog revealed why the FRU and police were involved. Please note her source of information is MalaysiaKini a.k.a. “a source of lies” so maybe we should believe TheStar instead… don’t you agree?
Coming back to our point of discussion and with reference from the article from TheStar a.k.a. the-source-of-information-we-should-trust-because-the-govt-said-so… they will reduce the population of pigs from 148,000 to 48,000 by September 21. I dunno about you but that’s a lot of pork going to waste. Imagine how many “char siew” and “siew yuk” you and I could feast on!
Jokes aside… let’s be honest with ourselves… it is no secret that pork is not welcomed in this country. I remember during the J.E. outbreak many years ago, there was a call by a certain group asking for complete ban of pork. It wasn’t sanctioned then. However, slowly but surely… I believe pork is slowly being phased out at every opportunity. With this country claiming to be an Islamic State and all… I will not be surprise if pork is completely phased out in the future.
So what kinda food that are keeping you here? “bak kut teh”, “char siew”, “siew yuk”, “char kuey teow” or roti canai, chapatti, tandoori? Oh… by the way… a lot of food taste yummylicious because there is lard in it. You know what lard is? It’s pig’s fat… so without pig pigs… a lot of food might taste… very different.
One thing for sure, with so many pigs being culled, the price of pork will definitely increase so… be prepared to pay through your ass to eat pork. But then again… eat while there’s still pork… you’ll never know…
So… 10 years down the road… will ‘food’ still be the reason to stay behind? You might need a new reason…
Updated: Check out bensiu’s experience working as an hotelier abroad in relation to the definition of “Malaysian food”.