Saturday, August 6, 2016
Mamak, I’m told, has some of the most authentic roti you’ll ever taste outside of Malaysia.
But every time I come here, inevitably, some smarty-pants will declare it’s no good because Mamak’s prices are five or six times what they cost in Malaysia.
“SO BUY ME A PLANE TICKET TO MALAYSIA, THEN, YOU TRY-HARD FOODIE KILLJOY.”
Interestingly, these kinds of comments seem to come exclusively from Asians.
The ABCs of ABCs is a light-hearted attempt to explain the ins and outs of Australian-Born Chinese culture for Caucasians who can’t make any sense of it. There’s a lot of idiosyncratic behaviour I get asked the same questions about, so I’m doing my best to answer them. Call it my way of bridging the gap between cultures.