Hong Kong man serves Gordon Ramsay raw chicken on cooking show

Screenshot: Gordon Ramsay via Youtube
Screenshot: Gordon Ramsay via Youtube

A young Hong Kong man has been (gently) ribbed by local netizens after he served internationally renowned chef and notoriously short-fused Gordon Ramsay raw chicken on a cooking show.

Check out a video of Kennith Yu presenting his honey and mustard glazed chicken breast, in a beautiful shade of salmon(ella) pink, to chef Ramsay:

The London-based amateur chef was one of nine hopefuls competing on Ramsay’s new cooking competition show, “Culinary Genius”. Speaking to host Fern Britton, the clearly nervous Yu said, “It is Gordon who inspired me to cook, and if I could do something to amaze him, I’d be really happy.”

Asked what he would do with the prize money, Yu won over viewers when he said, “I [plan to] give half of it to Unicef, to give it to the children, because they also need the opportunity to learn. They’re not as lucky as me.”

Unfortunately, Yu didn’t even get close to fulfilling his dream. While Ramsay said the (cooked) end pieces were tasty, the dish was unacceptable for one rather obvious reason. Contrary to what we’ve seen on the internet, the famously fiery Ramsay was rather gentle when giving Yu feedback.

Instead of berating the obviously anxious Yu, he gently said, “You’re packed with energy. I just want some of that energy on the plate… onion’s delicious, crispy skin, unfortunately pink chicken is not good for you at this time of the afternoon.”


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