A 28-year-old Malaysian home chef has hurtled to YouTube fame, winning more than 740,000 subscribers and the praise of Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin and celebrity chef Redzuawan Ismail, better known as Chef Wan.
S. Pavithra and her husband M. Sugu, 29, manage the Sugu Pavithra YouTube channel, where she showcases wholesome dishes such as steamed fish, mutton curry, and sweet and sour chicken, using basic cooking implements and speaking in fluent Bahasa Malaysia, the country’s national language.
Sugu serves as a sous chef and is also featured tucking into his wife’s meals, along with their two young children.
Fans have described Pavithra as inspirational and humble.
The Sugu Pavithra YouTube channel attracts up to 2 million views per video.
PHOTO: Screengrab/YouTube/Sugu PavithraIn an interview with state news channel Bernama, Pavithra revealed that she does not even use a tripod to make the videos, perching her phone in a cup.