Question: what do popular rapper Cardi B and Malaysia have in common?
Probably nothing much.
But the popular star recently wowed Malaysians (fine, and Singaporeans and Indonesians too) by posting several photos of our local snacks on her Instagram account.
A fan of local delights
In several Instagram Stories, the 27-year-old rapper can be seen feasting on some fried popiah, currypuffs, fried bihun and even some paos.
She even recorded a short video of chowing down some spring rolls, you know, just to show that she's actually a fan of the delicacies:
Naturally, when it comes to food -- especially those you can find in Malaysia -- Malaysians were over the moon when they found out that a Grammy Award-winning artiste is also a fan of our local snacks.
Was she in Malaysia?
Sadly, she wasn't.
Despite showing off the snacks one can typically find in a local pasar malam
, Cardi B revealed later in a seperate post that she was enjoying a Filipino cuisine.
Her aunt-in-law is a Filipino, and the delicacies we see on her Instagram feed was reportedly prepared by her.
“This cuisine is Philippines ’cause y’all know my aunt-in-law, my aunt, she’s like my aunt already because…Man! You’ve been around for 22 years?,” Cardi wrote in a separate post on social media.
Whatever cuisine it may be, we have a feeling Cardi B would love Malaysian food.
So, if you're ever in the region, ring us up, yeah?