Who is Uncle Roger? A Comedian Became the Internet’s Favorite Asian Uncle. Uncle Roger is a well-known monologue comedian with interesting video reviews on cooking around the world.
Uncle Roger also known as Nigel Ng – a stand-up comedian in Malaysian was born on March 15, 1991.
In July 2020, Uncle Roger became famous for his video of a man dressed up as a Middle Aged man called Uncle Roger and reacting to BBC Food presenter Hersha Patel making egg fried rice.
Continuing to grow, Uncle Roger’s YouTube Channel has now achieved more than 3 million subscribers and 1 million followers on Instagram.
Uncle Roger’s childhood
Ng was born in Malaysia. He went on to tutoring and Engineering and Philosophy at Northwestern University and graduated in 2014.
The origin of Uncle Roger’s popularity
In early July, Nigel Ng, a Malaysian vlogger, posted a reaction video to the BBC Food’s Chinese-style rice-roasting guide. The humorous Vlogger nicknamed Uncle Roger burned fire when he saw MC Hersha Patel pour cooked rice into a colander, then rinse it under the tap water.
“She’s draining the water with a colander. How can you drain the rice water with a colander? It’s not pasta!” Exclaimed Nigel. He complains that Chef Patel is ruining the rice by draining all the bran.
The video that Nigel thought would bring humorous content, sparked a fierce wave on social networks. The video has attracted more than 10 million views on YouTube, and 40 million interactions on Twitter.
Countless internet users criticized Chef Patel’s cooking style for not being like the traditional way of roasting. Because, she never rinsed the rice before cooking, the rice was still depressed with too much water. She should have used cold rice. The eggs for roasting the rice are overcooked.
On August 9, Nigel posted a video of visiting Patel’s home to enjoy the fried rice with her own recipe. Nigel gave this version of fried rice 6 out of 10, and appreciated how she tasted rice with soy sauce, and even suggested adding MSG.
The controversy surrounding BBC Food’s video and strong reactions in the Asian online user community have sparked debates about culinary interference, culture.
Who is Uncle Roger? A Comedian Became the Internet’s Favorite Asian Uncle