Haven’t you heard? Uncle Roger has finally revealed the secret to making an excellent egg fried rice!
For the uninitiated, Uncle Roger is the popular YouTube persona of UK-based comedian Nigel Ng, who rose to prominence after his viral reaction video against BBC’s DIY egg fried rice video. Hosted by Hersha Patel, the BBC video was filled with several rice-cooking mistakes that broke the hearts of Asians around the world.
Since then, Uncle Roger has been serving many more reaction videos, watching both famous and ordinary personalities attempt their own versions of the simple dish. In celebration of Uncle Roger’s revelatory cooking prowess, we’ve gathered all of his egg fried rice videos for your Asian cooking needs!
1) Uncle Roger DISGUSTED by this Egg Fried Rice Video (BBC Food)
This is the video that started it all! Watch in amused horror as Uncle Roger reacts to the infamous BBC egg fried rice video on behalf of the Asian populace — after all, why on earth would you need a colander to drain cooked rice?! Haiyah.
2) Uncle Roger Meets Egg Fried Rice Lady (@Hersha Patel)
This sequel video is a collaboration between Uncle Roger and Auntie Hersha! Patel, who had demonstrated the recipe provided to her by the BBC, wanted to show the Internet that she, of course, knew how to cook a mean egg fried rice.
Unlike her previous attempt, Patel not only revealed that she, indeed, knew to wash rice before cooking it but also opted to use a day-old version for the dish, an action which Uncle Roger fully approved.
3) Uncle Roger HATE Jamie Oliver Fried Rice
Jamie Oliver is one of the most recognized chefs in the world, but being famous for making food doesn’t mean that he’s always right, right? Watch on as Uncle Roger spreads the gospel about the glorious existence of woks, the inglorious additions of chili jam and olive oil, and other truths about what would make a delicious egg fried rice.
4) Uncle Roger Review GORDON RAMSAY Fried Rice
Want to see an egg fried rice recipe that Uncle Roger approves of? Check out as Uncle Roger raves over Gordon Ramsay’s two woks, amazing rice tossing skills, and his thorough understanding of an authentic nasi goreng.
5) Uncle Roger Review AUSTRALIAN EGG FRIED RICE
After reviewing the dishes of three British chefs, Uncle Roger decided to find out if Australians could fare better. (Spoiler alert: The egg fried rice, in Uncle Roger’s humblest opinion, is acceptable. Hooray!)
6) Uncle Roger SHOCKED by the WORST Fried Rice (Kay’s Cooking)
Checking out a video that his many “nieces and nephews” recommended to him, Uncle Roger reviews a fried rice dish that features an amateur chef who apparently did know that rice needed to be cooked!
6) Uncle Roger Proud of MALAYSIAN EGG FRIED RICE
There is nothing better than home-cooked food! For this video, Uncle Roger reacts to a cooking video created by one of his own fellow countrymen, Sherson Lian, and sings praises over the rich and savory flavors oozing from this rendition of egg fried rice.
7) Uncle Roger MAKE EGG FRIED RICE for Michelin Star Chef
Isn’t this the video we’ve all been waiting for? Check out as Uncle Roger reveals how he makes his own fuiyoh version of egg fried rice. Under the supervision and criticism of Michelin-starred chef Elizabeth Haigh, Uncle Roger cooks his heart out in Mei Mei, a Singaporean kopitiam in London’s Borough Market.