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‘Karen, Queen of Congee’ draws backlash over brand ‘improving’ ancient Asian dish for the Western palate


Editor’s Note: This article has been updated to include a statement from Asian Americans Advancing Justice. The organization says it rejects donations from Breakfast Cure.

A breakfast brand that “improves” congee for the Western palate has stirred controversy over the weekend after Twitter users accused it of cultural appropriation.

Social media users criticize Philippine government for ‘standardizing’ adobo recipe


Filipino social media users rallied online to criticize the Philippine government’s effort to “standardize” adobo, lechon, sinigang and other famous Filipino dish recipes.

What happened: On July 9, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) announced BPS/TC 92, a new committee that will develop the Philippine National Standards (PNS) when it comes to preparing Filipino dishes, according to Asian Journal.

Petition Calls for Removal of James Corden’s ‘Spill Your Guts’ Segment for Mocking Asian Cultures

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People are asking James Corden and “The Late Late Show” to remove the “Spill Your Guts” segment, claiming that it perpetuates anti-Asian racism amid a rise of violence toward AAPI communities.

Host James Corden invites celebrity guests to participate in the segment in which he gives them the option to either answer personal questions or take a bite from an assortment of what is displayed as “gross” foods.

Selena Gomez Cooks Adobo with Filipino American Celebrity Chef Jordan Andino

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Singer and actress Selena Gomez made a beloved Filipino dish with celebrity chef Jordan Andino for the cooking show “Selena + Chef.”

While quarantining last year, Gomez created her unscripted series, according to MSN. Every episode features a celebrity chef, and this upcoming second season will include Marcela Valladolid, Aarti Sequeira, JJ Johnson and José Andrés, among others.