Teriyaki sauce in chicken rice, soya milk in laksa? Crystal Palace footballers try (and fail) to name ingredients in iconic Singapore dishes, Lifestyle News

Check with any Singaporean person-on-the-street if hen rice is manufactured with teriyaki or hoisin sauce, and you happen to be certain to get incredulous seems.

But one could almost certainly forgive Crystal Palace footballers Jake O’Brien and Scott Banks for furnishing individuals solutions when they ended up requested to identify the ingredients in some of Singapore’s most iconic dishes.

The athletes were being in city for the Typical Chartered Singapore Trophy welcoming match played on July 15 in opposition to Liverpool, where they lost -2.

Even though they may possibly have dropped the match on the pitch, the players experienced a probability to redeem themselves in a online video obstacle titled Singapore Aspect Dish Shoot-out, the place the pair had to accurately guess the ingredients in two Singaporean dishes, in buy to get. Seems easy plenty of, appropriate? Properly, not quite.

The video clip problem was recorded at JW Marriott and posted to the football club’s YouTube channel past Saturday (July 16).


For the very first dish of hen rice, the pair had no challenges naming hen, rice, and the garnish of cucumbers among the the substances.

Irish defender Jake, 21, scored a point for calling out soya sauce amongst the components whilst Scottish forward Scott, 20, was congratulated for effectively pinpointing ginger.

With the easy ingredients out of the way, Jake appeared to be at a loss. He produced a tentative pitch for “salt” as his up coming reply, to Banks’ chagrin.

“No way that counts,” he exclaimed. Regretably, it did.

And it just went downhill from there, as the gamers struggled to establish the condiment of dim soya sauce.

“Hoisin sauce?” Jake proffered. “Teriyaki sauce?” countered Financial institutions. Nope, and big nope. One also had to surprise how they missed out on naming chilli as 1 of the pivotal key components. 

The winner for the initial spherical went to Scott.

Then arrived the next obstacle — which showcased a decidedly atas laksa using lobster instead of prawns, and with the laksa paste designed from scratch by the JW Marriott culinary team.

This dish bought the thumbs up from Scott, who could be found fortunately slurping up the gravy by the spoonfuls. 

“It’s definitely awesome but I could not notify you what is in it,” laughed Scott.


The elements appeared to roll off their tongues this time around, with Scott easily identifying lobster as the most important protein.

Chilli, test. Noodles, check. Egg, examine. Even garlic.

When it acquired down to the last elements, however, Jake leaned on “salt” as soon as again, but was turned down.

And while he did identify “milk” as 1 of the substances, when asked to determine what kind of milk it was, Jake stumbled, choosing soya milk instead of coconut milk.

With three strikes against Jake, Scott emerged the winner after once again, appropriately identifying tofu (or instead, tau pok) and beansprouts in the dish.

The penalty for dropping? “Jake can purchase you lunch,” advised the host.

Having said that, he warned the pair that the “trade amount is not very good”, informing them that “it expenditures 10 pounds (S$16.73) for a pint of beer”, to an audible gasp from Scott.