Malaysian comedian Nigel Ng, known online as Uncle Roger, met with BBC food host Hershey Patel after his video roast on how she cooked rice went viral on social media.
In their Twitter posts, Uncle Roger and Patel announced that they will be collaborating soon in a different rice-cooking session—wherein the BBC host will show that she knows how to cook proper rice.
— Nigel Ng (@MrNigelNg) July 24, 2020
“To all my new friends/haters @MrNigelNg and I have just had a lovely afternoon discussing my ‘crimes’ against rice. Watch this space.. collab coming soon, give me a follow! #riceislife #uncleroger,” Patel said.
“Big development: uncle roger is now making a collab with egg fried rice lady @hershapatel1,” said Uncle Roger in his retweet of Patel’s post.
He also asked netizens to stop bullying Patel, saying: “Hersha’s really good, she’s a great presenter, really funny, but don’t post anything mean on Instagram alright. Otherwise, Uncle Roger will come for you.”
Uncle Roger and Patel went viral on social media recently following his video reaction on how the latter cooks rice.
In the video, the comedian is frustrated by how the BBC host cooked egg fried rice—in which she did not wash the rice before cooking, she used a teacup to measure her water-to-rice ratio, drained the rice, and put it under running tap water.
“What the- what the hell?! What the hell?!” says Uncle Roger in the video.
“Why [are] you running water through rice?! You’re ruining the rice! First, you use colander to dry the rice and then you put water. Then why bother drying the rice,” he added. “Who cook rice like this? How did this woman get on BBC food?!”
As of this writing, the roasting video has garnered over 2 million views on YouTube and nearly 9 million views on Twitter.