French picnic firm sparks Singapore food fight

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French picnic firm sparks Singapore food fight

Postby KoalaMummy » Thu Aug 30, 2012 12:19 pm

http://sg.news.yahoo.com/french-picnic- ... 21974.html

anyone heard this news? any comments??

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Re: French picnic firm sparks Singapore food fight

Postby LOLMum » Thu Aug 30, 2012 1:31 pm

Can I bring my Maggie curry instant cup noddle? :imanangel:

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Re: French picnic firm sparks Singapore food fight

Postby Funz » Thu Aug 30, 2012 1:34 pm

sorry, curry not white.

Pls remove your post and you have been uninvited. :razz:

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Re: French picnic firm sparks Singapore food fight

Postby pirate » Thu Aug 30, 2012 2:09 pm

Only Singaporeans will complain that they can't bring curry puffs to a FRENCH picnic.

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Re: French picnic firm sparks Singapore food fight

Postby Mawar » Thu Aug 30, 2012 2:51 pm

Tongue in cheek oni har,

If want to bring karipap, call it Pain Surprise. If want to bring kway chap, call it Porc Mangetout de la Chemise Blanche or something. If want to bring rojak with hae gor, call it Delise d'escargots.

Sorry, ma french c'est pas bon but you get the idea? Window dressing a bit la.

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Re: French picnic firm sparks Singapore food fight

Postby Chenonceau » Thu Aug 30, 2012 3:03 pm

Mawar wrote:Tongue in cheek oni har,

If want to bring karipap, call it Pain Surprise. If want to bring kway chap, call it Porc Mangetout de la Chemise Blanche or something. If want to bring rojak with hae gor, call it Delise d'escargots.

Sorry, ma french c'est pas bon but you get the idea? Window dressing a bit la.


:rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

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Re: French picnic firm sparks Singapore food fight

Postby verykiasu2010 » Thu Aug 30, 2012 4:06 pm

so white curry with white prata can or not ? 4pm already, can someone quickly confirm ?

Balestier Road sells white colour macaron tau sa piah right ?
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Re: French picnic firm sparks Singapore food fight

Postby pirate » Thu Aug 30, 2012 4:16 pm

Soli lah. Dunno leh. Too high brow for me.

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Re: French picnic firm sparks Singapore food fight

Postby verykiasu2010 » Thu Aug 30, 2012 4:19 pm

pirate wrote:Soli lah. Dunno leh. Too high brow for me.


http://sg.news.yahoo.com/french-picnic- ... 21974.html

http://sg.news.yahoo.com/controversy-er ... 9pore.html

An upmarket French picnic organiser which said popular Singapore delicacies were not welcome at its debut event in the city-state was forced to eat humble pie Wednesday.

Diner en Blanc, where participants are required to dress entirely in white and bring their own food, provoked outrage after it told food blogger Daniel Ang to take down a post recommending Singaporean dishes for the occasion.

They told him that "local delicacies were not in line with the image of the picnic", he wrote.

Ang's suggestions included typical hawker centre fare such as Hainanese chicken rice, chwee kueh -- steamed rice cakes topped with diced preserved radish -- and tau huay, a soya bean pudding slathered with syrup.

With calls mounting for a boycott of Thursday's event -- the firm's first in Asia -- despite an initial apology, Diner en Blanc issued another 500-word confession on its website Wednesday, addressed to "Dear Singapore".

"The most serious error involved a comment -- posted on Facebook -- that said local food wasn't welcome. This was wrong and was withdrawn, corrected and apologies tendered," it said.

"However, the damage lingers. This is the cause of much regret and disappointment."

Singaporean dishes would not be turned away, it added.

"All food is welcome -- of whatever background or taste. Ultimately this is a personal choice -- your choice -- and we embrace that."

The Straits Times newspaper reported that at least 10 people who had signed up for the picnic were now boycotting it, while objectors had retaliated by organising four rival dining events, three of them on Thursday.

"If you are going to hold a party at my house, I welcome you with open arms, I respect your rules but please respect your hosts as well," Ang said on his blog.

"My Singapore local delicacies are the classiest food ever in our hearts. You can disrespect me as a blogger, and disrespect my blog post, but you do not disrespect my culture."
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Re: French picnic firm sparks Singapore food fight

Postby pirate » Thu Aug 30, 2012 4:31 pm

What is "upmarket"? Can eat one or not? :scratchhead:

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