it makes me so mad when white chefs on top chef say that an asian/american chef only does “asian.”
a) i never hear that fucking complaint when it’s a white chef who’s been to thailand ONCE for two weeks and claims they can infuse “southeast asian flavor” into every thing they make by adding coconut milk.
b) chefs like beverly and paul on season 9—both major targets of the “asian only” complaint—are rocking korean, japanese, chinese, thai and other dishes on the regular. those are DIFFERENT COUNTRIES. they have DIFFERENT FOOD CULTURES. i don’t see any fucking white chef with “classical” training being able to turn out french, spanish, and italian food on a dime. no one’s getting called out for always cooking “western european” food.
in conclusion, fuck the white people on top chef.