Date
4 December 2016
Mark Lee and his friends say the fried noodles served them at a Hong Kong international airport restaurant were simply unpalatable. Photos: Bloomberg, YouTube
Mark Lee and his friends say the fried noodles served them at a Hong Kong international airport restaurant were simply unpalatable. Photos: Bloomberg, YouTube

Singapore DJs take flak after HK airport food review goes viral

Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. But when your negative comments go viral on social media, be prepared for some repercussions.

Four entertainment artists from Singapore, who were waiting for a connecting flight at the Chek Lap Kok international airport to return home from a gig in Hokkaido, Japan, ordered chow mein, or fried noodles, to satisfy their hunger.

But the four -Mark Lee, Dennis Chew, Chen Jian-bin and Chen Bi-yu- co-hosts of a Singaporean radio program, found the meal they ordered from a restaurant at the airport simply unpalatable, and made fun of it by making a video of their experience, news website hk01.com reports.

In the video footage, Lee speaks in Cantonese to describe how bad the noodles tasted, flavoring his impromptu restaurant review with some foul language.

His friends join in, saying the food tasted like “rubber bands” and that even their dog wouldn’t eat it.

The video went viral after they uploaded it on the internet on Oct. 25, garnering 7,800 likes.

But, as to be expected, there were also a lot who didn’t find their comments amusing, especially their use of Cantonese cuss words. 

Some said they should have tried to be a bit more respectful when airing their views.

Few, if any, of the netizens tried to defend the restaurant for its “hard-to-swallow” noodles.

Learning of the huge storm resulting from their video clip, Lee said on Wednesday he was just trying to ape the tone generally used by Hongkongers with no intention of swearing at all.

Still, he stressed the fried noodles were unpalatable and not something one would expect to be served at an international airport.

Chen Jian-bin, on the other hand, said he just wanted to let out some steam after the noodles upset him.

He promised to do another video praising the food outlet if, when he returns to the airport a year later, the quality of noodles it serves has noticeably improved.

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