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Acting, modeling, dancing—is there anything Joshua Garcia cannot do perfectly? Making hollandaise sauce is not one of them, as netizens would judge. As reported by GMA News last year, the Vince & Kath & James actor is currently enrolled as a culinary student undergoing a customized course at the Center for Asian Culinary Studies. Notable celebrity alumnae of the school include Judy Ann Santos, Sarah Geronimo, Matteo Guidicelli, and Jodi Sta. Maria.

Recently, an image has been making rounds in social media where the Darna leading man is seen plating an Eggs Benedict by generously drizzling it with the classic hollandaise sauce. Eagle-eyed, food-focused maritesses are criticizing the You to the Stars and Back lead’s attempt, saying that his sauce seems to have split.

According to the culinary website Thyme & Envy, hollandaise sauce tend to split “because the melted butter is added too quickly so that the eggs, which act to emulsify the fat and liquid, cannot keep up.” Hollandaise sauce is reputed to be a hard sauce to master, and it is often a disdain to make for cooking newbies and culinary students.

Unfortunately, kitchen know-it-alls are posting comments on the photo, ranging from shallow remarks like “it looks like scrambled eggs” to unfavorable snarks.  

On the other hand, many netizens, particularly those in the professional culinary field, showed support for the young actor. Many sympathized with Joshua’s attempt at the condiment—from words of encouragement to reminiscing about their initial attempts at making the challenging French mother sauce when they were culinary students themselves. Mimi & Bros‘ Head Chef and food content creator Ed Bugia gave his two cents on the matter:

In the same thread, CACS’ Culinary Arts Director Chef Gino Gonzalez even justified Joshua’s hard work.

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The actor has also come a long way from August of last year when he started his culinary school journey. As seeen in his Instagram account that’s dedicated to his food lessons, @joshwannacook, Garcia has already accomplished many dishes like paella, steak, seafood, pasta, and Japanese food.

To end this post, we are taking cues from those who supported the actor—try making hollandaise sauce from scratch. If you find your sauce splitting and breaking up on your initial attempt then give Joshua Garcia a break.

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