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    Diner Alert: Nine Thai foods you should avoid in summer

    Diner Alert: Nine Thai foods you should avoid in summer


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    The Department of Disease Control has issued a list of nine Thai dishes that could potentially cause diarrhea during the summer.

    According to the Department, the number of diarrhea patients between Jan. 1 to Mar. 10 totaled 191,515. One patient reportedly died from complications resulting from the condition. The Department warned restaurants across Thailand to pay more attention to hygiene in the kitchen and warned diners to wash their hands before each meal.

    Below is the list of Thai foods that easily go bad in the hot weather, subsequently posing a risk to the health of diners.

    1. Larb/Koi or spicy Isaan meat salad: This dish is a combination of ground meat seasoned with fish sauce, limejuice, chili and herbs. Both dishes are similar except that Koi uses raw meat.

    2. Yum Goong Dten or “spicy shrimp salad”: This dish’s Thai name literally means “Dancing Shrimp Salad,” suggesting that live shrimp are main ingredient to the dish.

    3. Yum Hoy Krang or “spicy cockle salad”: Diners need to make sure that cockles are given a good rinse before eating them.

    4. Fried rice topped with crabmeat

    5. All coconut milk recipes: Phanaeng curry, Massaman curry, chicken green curry, coconut custard, Bualoy, Saku Biak, you name it.

    6. Kanom Jeen or “fermented Thai rice noodle”: Since Kanom Jeen is made from rice that has been fermented for three days, it can rot quickly.

    7. Khao Man Gai or “chicken rice”

    8. Som Tam or “spicy green papaya salad”

    9. Green salad

    The Department also warns diners of ice and suggests them not to eat food that has been left out overnight.

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    I have struggled for 2 decades to try to get my Missus to put food in the fridge.
    But she still thinks nothing of leaving bags or bowls of food on the counter to eat the next day. In any weather.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Necron99 View Post
    I have struggled for 2 decades to try to get my Missus to put food in the fridge.
    But she still thinks nothing of leaving bags or bowls of food on the counter to eat the next day. In any weather.

    Same here but she is never sick,just used to it.
    Is this warning aimed at tourist's?

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    Number 7 game me the shits Thursday night through to Saturday funnily enough. Hit me within 2 minutes of eating it.

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    That will be pretty much all of it then.
    I've said it before the only really good food in Thailand is Mc Donalds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jesus Jones
    Number 7 game me the shits Thursday night through to Saturday funnily enough. Hit me within 2 minutes of eating it.

    ^ sometimes there's not enough fat from the fresh barn killed chooks they boil first to make the rice.
    If that happens it gives them a chance to clean all the fat from the bottom of the BBQ and make a delicious feed.

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    I suppose that all these dishes wouldl be fine as long as the ingredients were refrigerated properly.

    Not to jump on the bandwagon but my missus is the same also.

    She would gladly eat 2-day-old food that's been left on the kitchen counter. I have given up on moaning about it. As long as I don't get to eat it, let her have bad guts...

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    Quote Originally Posted by the dogcatcher View Post
    That will be pretty much all of it then.
    I've said it before the only really good food in Thailand is Mc Donalds.

    Oh dear...

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    Shit !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! will miss them all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rural Surin View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by the dogcatcher View Post
    That will be pretty much all of it then.
    I've said it before the only really good food in Thailand is Mc Donalds.

    Oh dear...
    Laosy's cooking is apparently really good. Specially her Vietenam stuff.
    Still weeds in fishy water.
    Big Mac... 12 nuggets... large fries... onion rings... chocolate shake.
    Beat that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jesus Jones View Post
    Number 7 game me the shits Thursday night through to Saturday funnily enough. Hit me within 2 minutes of eating it.
    For some reason that struck me as the most likely culprit. Not spicy enough to keep the bacteria down.

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    a couple of double cheese burgers. hash browns in the morning with eggs.
    Khao pad......... with nam pla.... spare me the details.

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    Yes, this heat is awakening all sorts of putrid odours from the local eateries. I'm rather inclined to stop eating altogether - it reeks havoc with one's alcohol intake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rural Surin View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by the dogcatcher View Post
    That will be pretty much all of it then.
    I've said it before the only really good food in Thailand is Mc Donalds.

    Oh dear...
    Indeed, McDonalds food is garbage... Hate it. There are plenty of good eateries around BKK that are amazing. I mostly frequent ones near On Nutt so if anyone needs any suggestions I'm more than willing.

    Food safety here is near non existent, It's actually quite surprising more people don't die from food poisoning around here. If the standards of food safety were on par with the US (don't know much about UK's inspector) 95% of the places would be shut down until they complied with regulations. I find food issues to be amongst my top negatives about Thailand. Shame really because a bit of oversight would make a huge difference.

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    ^A dearly departed friend of mine once remarked that given that the Thais limit the incursion of foreign religious organizations, perhaps they should consider doing the same when it comes to fast food outlets. If they care about their culture, that is.

    As to "I find food issues to be amongst my top negatives about Thailand", avoid restaurants or any food preparation facility where you can't see what's going on where the cooking is done. Checking out the behind the scenes stuff is the job of inspectors, and they don't really exist here. In 20 years I have been knocked out several times by restaurant food (including expensive joints) and only once by street food, and that was som tam with those rock crabs in it, which I wouldn't eat when sober.

    One thing I noticed is that if you leave bland Western food out on the kitchen table the roaches and other vermin are happy to share it with you, but the really spicy stuff they leave alone. I'm happy to eat what a roach won't.
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    ^^ don't forget that western standards in just about e erything are in practice, way over the top. They are aimed at protecting from the one is a million occurrence. If in a given year 300 people died in the US from eating at a salad bar, salad bars would be banned, or new draconian measure put in place to control them.

    Thais are probably much more tolerant (and us now too) of bugs in quantities that would knock a typical westerner for six.
    But when the big bug comes, it will be bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robuzo View Post
    ^A dearly departed friend of mine once remarked that given that the Thais limit the incursion of foreign religious organizations, perhaps they should consider doing the same when it comes to fast food outlets. If they care about their culture, that is.

    One thing I noticed is that if you leave bland Western food out on the kitchen table the roaches and other vermin are happy to share it with you, but the really spicy stuff they leave alone. I'm happy to eat what a roach won't.
    I think someone did a test with a Maccas cheeseburger, nothing would eat it and it also didn't go off...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Necron99 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by robuzo View Post
    ^A dearly departed friend of mine once remarked that given that the Thais limit the incursion of foreign religious organizations, perhaps they should consider doing the same when it comes to fast food outlets. If they care about their culture, that is.

    One thing I noticed is that if you leave bland Western food out on the kitchen table the roaches and other vermin are happy to share it with you, but the really spicy stuff they leave alone. I'm happy to eat what a roach won't.
    I think someone did a test with a Maccas cheeseburger, nothing would eat it and it also didn't go off...
    The fries don't go off (if they were ever on) for a few years either, but I think a roach would find them fair game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the dogcatcher View Post
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    That will be pretty much all of it then.
    I've said it before the only really good food in Thailand is Mc Donalds.

    Oh dear...
    Laosy's cooking is apparently really good. Specially her Vietenam stuff.
    Still weeds in fishy water.
    Big Mac... 12 nuggets... large fries... onion rings... chocolate shake.
    Beat that.

    And just think how rancid that load of crap would be in this heat( or cold) if it did not have numerous preservatives

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    ^ Do not believe that for a moment. Not unless they can explain why the position of the bread on the burger moved......

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    Why is somtam on the list? There's nothing in it to go bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ralphlsasser View Post
    Why is somtam on the list? There's nothing in it to go bad.
    Apart from the crab and bla Dek !!!!

    You could have it without though

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    Quote Originally Posted by nidhogg View Post
    ^ Do not believe that for a moment. Not unless they can explain why the position of the bread on the burger moved......

    Google it. Or try this. Apparently there are 20 year burgers out there.

    Why McDonald's Happy Meal hamburgers won't decompose - the real story behind the story

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    Quote Originally Posted by Necron99 View Post
    I have struggled for 2 decades to try to get my Missus to put food in the fridge.
    But she still thinks nothing of leaving bags or bowls of food on the counter to eat the next day. In any weather.
    I tthought the cats and flies licked off all the nasties then it's good to eat!

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