SINGAPORE, I may get my rendang turning crispy if I leave it unattended on the stove, and that is what I humourously understand the message the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) is trying to deliver.

SCDF took the opportunity on the current hot spat over crispy rendang to convey an important message to all resident in Singapore.

In its latest Facebook posting, SCDF said that last year, it attended to 402 fires caused by unattended cooking.

Don't leave your cooking unattended, it said, accompanied with a photo of grey-smoky kitchen and a burning pan.

An arrow was pointed to the unattended cooking with a caption 'le crispy rendang'.

It ended the posting with a hashtag #CrispyRendang.

The crispy' posting was well received, with followers sharing and lauding SCDF's effort to remind the residents.

Crispy rendang went on trending globally when MasterChef UK contestant Zaleha Kadir Olpin was told by the judges that her chicken rendang should have been crispy.

It ignited a fire of criticism from the other side of the globe, uniting Malaysians, Indonesians, Singaporeans as well as Bruneians to slam the judges' ignorance.

Source: NAM News Network