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‘Tapau Please’ by SethLui.com: Epi #027 — MasterChef Singapore S2 Epi 3, managing editorial criticism, & ‘Instagrammable’ interiors

Last Updated: March 14, 2021

Written by Wani

Our co-hosts, Zat & Wani, have a bevvy of topics to cover in the fifth episode of Season 2 of ‘Tapau Please’, and you’ll want to tune in when the episode drops.

Judges Chef Damien, Audra Morrice and Bjorn Shen standing in line

Credit – Mediacorp

They address the last episode of MasterChef Singapore Season 2, Episode 3, where the contestants have their first group challenge in a commercial kitchen, preparing 60 portions of high tea at Fullerton Bay Hotel. Who were the hosts’ favourites? What did they feel the contestants perform better? It looks to be a riveting season full of unexpected eliminations and surprise challenges! Zat & Wani are going to run through as many episodes of MasterChef Singapore Season 2 as possible, so keep listening for their weekly round-up.

Along with that, this episode of ‘Tapau Please’ also touches on the many obstacles that the editorial team at SethLui.com face, among them the numerous lash backs and criticism they receive for honest reviews. It isn’t easy balancing critique and praise, and the team hopes to clarify that their writing is never laced with ill-intention—only honesty.

Speaking of critique, the co-hosts have a back-and-forth about the negative impact of marketing one’s F&B business as ‘Instagrammable. It might’ve worked three or four years ago, but in 2021, diners are savvy enough to expect more than a pretty dining set-up. In this day and age, Instagram is a social tool used to advocate for justice, equality, and human rights—shouldn’t we move past a pretty face and wield this app’s true power for much bigger causes? How do you feel about ‘Instagrammable’ walls and cafes outfitted with an aesthetic made for the ‘gram? Is a picturesque interior enough reason for you to keep returning?

Sound off in the Facebook comments, because we’re sure there’ll be differing opinions. For the full episode, and all other episodes of ‘Tapau Please’, head to PodbeanSpotifyGoogle Podcasts, and Apple Podcasts to download and stream.

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