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    What's the deal with Thai food?

    I ate Thai food last night and yet again a feel less than 100% today in the gut department. Only happens with Thai food. Spice seems to have nothing to do with it. Anyone else find this?

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    I don't think I've ever had bad guts from food here.

    If I eat something that's too spicy that's not exactly pleasant the next day but not sick from bad food.

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    Hygiene is the key,yours and theres

    I eat at street stalls all over Asia and usually less problem than resort hotels .

    If you see a busy courtyard fool of local regulars you wont o wrong. Chilli use is higher than some westerners like merely ask for prik nit noi ( a little chilli) or none.

    Rangsit rot may be due to rancid fat ,the cook not having washed food,hands or utensils.

    You'll notice in many food courtyards a bowl of boiling water next to the for for a rinse.

    However like bellicose America,The Ottomans,Seljuks and Mings

    "This too will pass"
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    Poor hygiene. You need to remember that the people cooking it think it is perfectly acceptable to clean their arse after having a shit with their hand, wash in cold water (if indeed they bother) with no soap and straight back to preparing your food. Males and females pissing believe that (females) don't touch their cunny they do not have to clean their hands and (men) who are fucktards and say "I shower and my penis is clean and not piss on my hand) do not bother either. They forget that the toilet seat, the bowl they use to scoop water, the handle on the tap that fills the water, the bum gun, the handle to flush, the lock on the door, the door and handle itself, it covered with bad bacteria from shit and the moment they go into the toilet they are a breeding ground for bacteria.

    Also, rice, a bigger harbinger of salmonella than chicken when left sitting around warm (not hot) in large quantities for a long time, which they all do.

    Their meat is never stored properly, usually comes from a warm air market swarmed by flies and never see s fridge ever.

    Their plates, cooking equipment, cuttlery etc never see a dash of washing liquid and are rife with bacteria. If they do, it matters not as their hands are covered in shit anyway when they pile the stuff up, or pick up the plate / carton to hold your food. If they do not use dish detergent, they water bowl they wash in is a serious health hazard and the water quickly becomes a bacteria, shit and piss soup, which when mulitplies considerably in the warm humid air. If they do use detergent, they would only use the cheap stuff which does nothing apart from remove grease.

    Cross contamination of raw meats like chicken and fish is standard policy - just the other day in a supermarket a lady packing the good put raw chicken in with salad items and was pissed off when I told her to go and get replacements for all the salad items.

    Cross contamination within the kitchen is also a huge problem. If they wear gloves they use the same gloves for everything and think that because they are wearing gloves the do not need to wash them. They will wear the same pair until they fall apart- could be days. They have no nail brushes in Thailand have you noticed? Think how much shit it under the average thai finger nail.

    No understanding of critical temperature zones in the kitchen (food stored below 10 degrees of above 70 with nothing in between).

    Meat kept in tepid water for hour after hour.

    A loathing of discarding anything. Chicken smell rotten and slimy? Ahh stick it in the food with lots of spice to cover it.

    On top of this is the menagerie of creatures roaming around their food prep areas that ensure that you are eating human shit with each mouthful whether is be a cockroach, rats and mice pissing all of the place, little lizards, themselves almost always carriers of Salmonella, pissing and shitting everywhere, flies in the million, and even Ants who might be walking across a dog turd on their way to then walk across your chicken.
    ....oh the list goes on and on and on and on.

    So this is why. Some people have iron guts and can get used to it. Others suffer horrendously. I am in the middle. Its not just Thais though. Indians, thais cooking farang food, farangs with no training or understanding or professional kitchen work.

    I had a hankering for thai food last night. Within 5 hours I was on the toilet. three shits today already and another in the departure lounge raring to go. Cooking myself again for a while until I forget.
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    Your system is probably codified to western standards of food hygene. Can you imagine a western butcher having a hand held battery operated mini fan with plastic bag attached, to keep the flies off his meat?
    In most western countries they can trace a piece of meat on the counter all the way back to the farm it came from, even tell you its parentage.
    That may be overkill because it denies your digestive system any chance to buid up immunity to bacteria.
    In truth, Thai food is so bland they have to assault your senses with powerful sauces and spices. The constituent parts of these 'dressings' are often produced using pesticides or raw force fed fish from dubious sources.
    The answer is sauces and sources.
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    It's full of MSG too.

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    some friend of me had this problem too ,,,,go to pharmacy and get medicine^^

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    Amazingly there are almost 70 million more tha frogs wops or brits,all Canada ANZAC and Ireland together.

    Despite dodgy trains,bikes,cars
    Yabba fulled bus chauffeurs toxic air food and water Siam is agog with fucking folk lizards crocs and all sorts

    Just shows how the nanny states with warnings about hot coffee may be hot and family plannng,if you feel you have too many sprogs send 7 year old uninsured onto highway no skidlid to buy some yadong.

    Every sympathy with OP but Delhi Belly is international and while pseudos points are all correct I see little evidence quite the contrary a nation of THIN teenage brides old crones queuing up for their 500bahts pension after a days graft in fileds performig unatural acts to chickens and generally leading a low impact life.

    In USA fat obese poor wallow on sofas eating GMO buckets of slop then medicair meds until they are recycled,OZ UK and Mid East are now awash with Wentys Buggerbling,Maccas,Fairy Queen Baskin Flobbins etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hans Mann View Post
    It's full of MSG too.
    Nothing wrong with MSG.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Koojo
    Nothing wrong with MSG
    {Provocative fokker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chassamui View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Koojo
    Nothing wrong with MSG
    {Provocative fokker.
    MSG in natural, its the same as salt or pepper , its just scares people because has a long name which is abbreviated to three letters

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    Only time i have had a problem in asia was from eating Western food (Maccas ,KFC etc) and I always stick by the old adage if there are plenty of locals eating in an establishment it means that the food isnt sitting around for hrs at a time and will be pretty much cooked to order !

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    pseudolous is spot on. That and most of Thai cuisine is cooked in palm oil with lashings of fish sauce, have a few beers with that and you end up feeling bloated and on the runs next day.

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    Pseudo-louse nailed it.
    I wish you hadn't mentioned the lack of nail brushes though....I was in denial about that.

    It always amazes me that Thailand does not have bigger problems with serious gastrointestinal disease outbreaks, like in India. Though perhaps they do have many small ones, but they seem normal to Thai people ? One would think that Giardia would be more prevalent, for one thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by david44
    In USA fat obese poor wallow on sofas eating GMO buckets of slop then medicair meds until they are recycled,OZ UK and Mid East are now awash with Wentys Buggerbling,Maccas,Fairy Queen Baskin Flobbins etc
    Of if you're really hard up you could be in Wales.

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    One must learn to use one's iffy guts to one's benefit. Take it as an opportunity to train your sphincter to become a super hero. You can walk the streets felling the bad guys with one deft buttock cock.
    Last edited by somtamslap; 30-10-2014 at 02:43 PM.

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    #11
    Cocaine is also natural because it is derived from the cocoa leaf.

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    . . . as is nicotine. And alcohol is natural as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Latindancer
    It always amazes me that Thailand does not have bigger problems with serious gastrointestinal disease outbreaks, like in India
    It does though. The place is a cess pit culinary wise.

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    It's actually a fascinating topic. There have recently been a few discoveries...or at least realizations....about the human gut microbiome, and how it affects our mental state, how it changes rapidly according to the food we eat, and just how deeply it affects us generally. I think it can even affect gene expression.

    The Gut?s Microbiome Changes Rapidly with Diet - Scientific American

    http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/812353

    The Gut Microbiome: A New Frontier in Autism Research

    http://www.nature.com/nature/journal...ture12820.html

    Project - The Genome Institute at Washington University

    Germs Are Us - The New Yorker

    The Surprising Gut Microbes of African Hunter-Gatherers | WIRED

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluke
    MSG in natural, its the same as salt or pepper
    No it isn't. If it was, it would be called salt or pepper. Fruitcake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hans Mann
    Cocaine
    Perhaps that is what Thai food is missing. Anyway thanks for tips. Back to cooking at home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pseudolus View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Latindancer
    It always amazes me that Thailand does not have bigger problems with serious gastrointestinal disease outbreaks, like in India
    It does though. The place is a cess pit culinary wise.
    Have you looked at your local “Indian” restaurant lately. Just don’t go near the kitchen.

    Thai food and the Thai cooks actually have good hygiene by most standards. As someone has pointed out...how often do you wash your hands before eating? The Thais do and I have had TGFs who are surprised that most farangs don’t.

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    Quote Originally Posted by graymatter
    The Thais do and I have had TGFs who are surprised that most farangs don’t
    As Farang is generally accepted to include any and all non Thai, I'll let that comment go.

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    Eat it for a few years and see what happens.

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