Gordon Ramsay says S'pore's chicken rice chilli too spicy

5 July 2013 / 3 years 3 months ago

Source: ST CommunitiesCrowds gathered at the famous Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice stall from as early as 8am on Friday morning to await the arrival of Scottish chef Gordon Ramsay.Excited members of the public itching to get a good shot of the chef shoved each other to get closer to the chef, who shook hands with some of them.Ramsay, known for his fiery temper and cooking shows such as Hell's Kitchen, The F Word and Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares, is in town for the Singtel Hawker Heroes challenge on Sunday.The telco and some food bloggers here had issued him a challenge to cook with the best hawkers in Singapore. The top three competitors were determined by a poll.On Sunday at Newton food centre, he will have a cook-off with Tian Tian, Jumbo Seafood and 328 Katong Laksa; making chicken rice, chilli crab and laksa.People can judge which versions are better.On Friday, he arrived at Maxwell Road Food Centre almost an hour after his scheduled arrival time of 11am, dressed casually in a black tee-shirt and jeans.He spent about 10 minutes with Tian Tian's owner, Madam Foo Kui Lian, where he tried the soup, rice and commented that the chilli was too spicy.Madam Foo said in Mandarin: "I didn't know who he was before he came here. I had heard he was very fierce, but he was very nice to, us."After giving a Tian Tian staff member a high five and asking him for a vote, Ramsay left the bustling hawker centre with his plate of chicken rice.View the RazorTV video here:Chef Gordon Ramsay at Tian Tian Chicken Rice stallRelated:Gordon Ramsay shows up at Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken RiceGordon Ramsay gets scolded by Malaysian auntie during rendang lessonMeet the top 3 S'pore hawkers who will face Gordon Ramsey this SundayS'pore hawkers taking on celeb chef Gordon Ramsey don't know who he isGame on! Gordon Ramsay boasts he'll defeat S'porean hawkers in cookoutWill celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay contest against three popular S'pore hawkers?

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