Thai netizens put an Californian woman named Felicity Prak on blast after she posted a video of herself burning Thailand’s popular jasmine rice and called it fake.
She also accused the country of selling the product, also known as milagrosa rice, mixed with plastic, according to Coconuts Bangkok.
The video, which shows Prak cooking jasmine rice the wrong way and burning a whole batch, has gained more than 3 million views since it was posted to Facebook on New Year’s Eve.
“We don’t usually use three lady brand. We got 2.50lb bag as a gift from sisters. We opened one bag to see if the rice is mixed with plastic or not, and this what we got. This is too crazy,” wrote Prak.
It’s not that crazy as rice is meant to slowly simmer and cook in water, not dry fried in a wok over high heat, which the woman proceeds to do in the four-minute video.
The jasmine rice begins to burn at the 3:30 mark and a girl can be heard saying, “Close the door. Mom, oh my god, look at this.” Four minutes into the clip and they finally take the rice off the burner and place a piece of paper into the wok, which starts a fire.
“This is the Three Lady rice. This is a piece of paper, this is crazy,” the girl says.
If Prak paid attention in science class, she would know that plastic has a melting point, and not just turn black when it is burned.
Thousands of Thais blamed her for not knowing how to cook rice properly, with some Facebook users commenting, “Why you so stupid?”
Some people also advised her to buy a rice cooker, and to “just search Google or YouTube” and learn how to prepare it the right way.
Others pointed out how offensive it was to Thai products and asked Prak to take down the video.