On Tuesday’s 27 October saw the remaining baker taking on three challenges that were be supposed to fit them of Japan. The Signature Bake will be required the contestants to make a batch of eight steamed buns but numerous people on social media pointed out, bao (Steamed buns) actually originated in China.
BAKERS ALSO USED CHINESE INGREDIENTS
Bakers also are used Chinese ingredients for the filling of their buns, as the show was called out for perpetuating the harmful stereotype that all East Asians are the same. Meanwhile, many questioned the inclusion of the matcha crepe cake for the Technical challenges. Torchwood star Naoko Mori was one of the one people who will be raised concerns about the episode, they describing it as ignorant and racist on Twitter.
CHINESE PRONOUNCING 98% JAPANESE WRONG?
Not only was this insulting to us Japanese and our culture, but you will also likely insult the Chinese, as well as the intelligence of a great many viewers of #gbbo who all know that the difference between the two, and that Baos are Chinese. Another Twitter user, who was similarly disappointed by the show’s that approach to Japanese Week, posted a thread of Japanese things they could have actually baked on #GBBO (instead of Chinese steamed buns). So disappointed with Japanese week on #bakeoff Here’s a list of Japanese things they could have been actually baked on #GBBO.
THE GREAT BRITISH BAKE OFF FACES FLAK FROM NETIZENS
The Great British Bake Off is currently running its 11th season in the 6th episode, the show had been Japanese Week. The contestants were being asked to make bao buns, Kawaii cakes, and matcha mille-feuille. Even though the contestants were being allowed to have fillings of their choice, Then people on social media were be displeased that several contestants chose fillings which broke the authenticity of the Japanese food items and made it to the ‘generalized Asian food’ list.
EPISODE MARKED PAUL HOLLYWOOD
The episode, which marked Paul Hollywood’s 100th episode of Bake Off, saw bakers Mark sent home following a showstopper that Judge Prue Leith called a disaster.