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The Interracial Rom-Com Involving Food That Will Make You Happy But Very Hungry

today15 September 2022

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Pin on u - foodies marathon
source: Pinterest / still from Last Holiday

For a country that is abundant with various cuisines, there sure is a shortage of movies that revolve around our food.

When you think of movies that will satiate your soul but make your stomach grumble angrily, we tend to think of movies like Chef, Ratatouille, Julie & JuliaΒ and even that cooking scene from Goodfellas.Β 

stills from Chef, Ratatouille and Julie & Julia

But what about our films? Are there any films within our local film scene that can evoke that same hunger?

On a whim, I decided to watch Kongsi Raya on Netflix without knowing anything about the plot other than the fact that it features Malaysian food.

Kongsi Raya': of love, race, kuih, and other sticky situations | Free Malaysia Today (FMT)
source: FMT

What I got in the end was a delightful romantic-comedy told exquisitely in three languages (Malay, Cantonese and English) that not only made me laugh, cry and swoon but also rush downstairs to my fridge like a squalor rat to see what I could eat.

So, here are…

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Written by: Ameera Rosli


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