back to top

16 Photos Of Food That'll Make Southeast Asians Scream In Anger

When imitation isn't a form of flattery...

Posted on

1. This "halo-halo" that's literally a mixture of anything but halo-halo ingredients.

Gummy bears?? Really???
bonappetit.com

Gummy bears?? Really???

2. This "pho" that actually looks like a fucking salad.

3. And these "spring rolls" that, let's be honest, look like used tampons.

4. This "ginisang ampalaya" that doesn't look like it has ampalaya in it.

WHERE'S THE BITTERNESS??
nytimes.com

WHERE'S THE BITTERNESS??

5. This "satay" in its unnatural habitat.

6. This nasi lemak cake that'll make any Malaysian flip.

7. And this nasi lemak ice cream.

Just stop making nasi lemak into desserts, FFS!
eatbook.sg

Just stop making nasi lemak into desserts, FFS!

8. This chicharon that'll give any Filipino a heart attack for all the wrong reasons.

9. This citrus adobo pizza—three words that really shouldn't go together.

10. Te way this recipe teaches us how to cook pork sinigang.

Bay leaf sachet? The fuck is this first-world shit.
cooking.nytimes.com

Bay leaf sachet? The fuck is this first-world shit.

11. This "pad thai" with zucchini noodles instead of the real (best) shit.

12. COLLARD GREEN "PHO"!!!

Even the restaurant owners weren't sure, hence the quotation marks.
Twitter: @yojoostin

Even the restaurant owners weren't sure, hence the quotation marks.

13. And this abomination of a pho.

I... I don't know anymore.
Twitter: @iZK818

I... I don't know anymore.

14. This "pancit bihon" that used flat rice noodles instead of bihon.

I mean... it's already in the name... but OK...
nytimes.com

I mean... it's already in the name... but OK...

15. This "kare-kare" with bok choy, apparently.

16. And finally, for dessert, this "reconstructed" mango sticky rice, just like the ones you can get on the streets of Thailand.... NOT!