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    Indian Roots, a review, sort of.

    So, there I was in the Fishermans about to order their version of an Indian, when it was mentioned that a new Indian eatery had opened near by.

    So I watched the untrained staff in The Fishermans coughing on their hands, leaving cooked chicken out for hours covered in flies, going to the toilet (let's not go there), even the customer toilets are disgusting.

    I digress.

    Anyway, we three ended up in Indian Roots which I heard (unbeknown to me) had a soft opening last Friday.

    OK, on with the review bit.

    It's air conditioned (down stairs) !!!!!

    At the moment the menu is not what they will be offering when they're up and running,I hope, but the food was great.

    Did I say the food was GREAT !

    We had several dishes and not one of us moaned, all good.

    One slight moan........they don't serve Tiger beer.

    I do believe there's a new Sheriff in town !
    I would post pictures but life's too short.

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    Went there yesterday for a late lunch, very pleased with food and service.




    True Indian food cooked to perfection.



    Cozy interior.



    And a kids playground.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kurgen
    I do believe there's a new Sheriff in town !
    You've seen Dawg in Pattaya?...

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    What is the address.

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    I went there a couple of weeks ago and thought the food was absolute shite. Having said that what was delivered looked nothing like the pictures here so will give it another go. The curry I had was a tasteless watery bowl of slop.

    Agree with the venue though - very nice indeed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pseudolus View Post
    I went there a couple of weeks ago and thought the food was absolute shite. Having said that what was delivered looked nothing like the pictures here so will give it another go. The curry I had was a tasteless watery bowl of slop.

    Agree with the venue though - very nice indeed.
    Looks to be a bit of an investment into the place...

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    I make it a point to, "Never eat Chinese or Indian." Health risks...

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    ^ So like, you only eat western?
    Health risks...

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    ^Mostly with some Thai and Mexican variety thrown in...Why would you eat at perhaps one of the most unsanitary peoples restaurants in the first place? I quit Chinese back in the early 80's when I witnessed the Chinese cook hacking a lugie on the floor in the kitchen while stir frying someone's meal.

    I quit Indian for about the same reasons as well having worked in and around them for numerous years I know that 99% never wash their hands unless told to. Take a dump, right back to the kitchen...never fails. We had 4 mess halls. 1 Indian, 1 Japanese, 1 Western and 1 Middle Eastern. Never failed, the Indians were always sick from their diet.

    It's not rocket science Sabang, its what you experience in my case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ltnt
    I make it a point to, "Never eat Chinese or Indian."


    Shirley, you jest??? Is it even possible to go through life avoiding two of the greatest cuisine's available to mankind???

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    Kinda agree in principle. Generally, those I have observed in the kitchens, in my small world have been dirty fuckers and leave food out in the sun. Poisoned a few people these ones did. I used to eat there quite a bit till I experienced the unhygienic behaviour of these people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by ltnt
    I make it a point to, "Never eat Chinese or Indian."


    Shirley, you jest??? Is it even possible to go through life avoiding two of the greatest cuisine's available to mankind???
    ....and the two Mothers of all cuisines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo
    Shirley, you jest???
    Actually Boo, I avoid both like the plague! Not a problem. Think about it, Asia consists of over 4 billion people, Europe consists of some 785 million people, which food would you prefer eat and feel confident that the food preparer was hygienic?

    Take a look into the kitchens of Asia and you'll see vermin, cockroaches, crap all over the walls and floors, and don't ever question them on hygiene.

    Since you're living in Korea now, how often do you eat in their restaurants? Ever visit the kitchens?

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    So a cook, cooking Chinese food, spat on the floor (instead of in the wok he was cooking a stir fry with) and now you avoid all Chinese food?

    Little over reaction don't you think?

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    ^No, not at all. what he did is a pretty fair example of what to expect from all such Chinese food houses...perhaps just lucky it didn't go into the Wok! Not like he would care...how many times have you seen food workers in Asia hack a lugi or blow their snot out? Then return to cooking?

    When you go to a restaurant do you ever see the help washing their hands? Ever see them go to the bathroom and walk out without washing their hands? Whats the odds of them cleaning their hands when they're preparing food on the sidewalks? People coughing, hacking all around them, pollution from every known source...shit, forget it MeMock, do what you want.

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    So I take it you don't eat Thai street food either?

    How am your meant to know if they wash their hands or not? Do you follow them into the bathroom? Do you watch them in the kitchen? Seriously, most people have no idea how often their cook cleans there hands in any restaurant anywhere in the world.
    News is what someone, somewhere is trying to suppress - everything else is just advertising.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MeMock
    Thai street food
    Thais of that ilk have a shit, wash their bums with a pot and their hand, give the hand a quick wash without soap and return to start cooking your food. Ask yourself one question - have you ever seen a drop of soap on one of those carts?

    Eat thai street food and you are guaranteed 100% that in your food will be traces of the sellers shit. Guaranteed. Its about 80-90% guaranteed with most Thai food places that are in shop houses. They do not use soap or wash their hands, or wash their hands long enough. If you have ever seen the food hall cooks in a super market in the toilets, they wash their hands, then go and have a dump, then come out of the cubicle having washed their arses with their hands, a quick rinse and then 5 minutes touching their hair, and straight back to cooking your lunch.

    Exactly the same with Indian places as well. The Restaurant mentioned in the beginning, fishermans, always gives me the shits. The reason for this is threefold.

    1- rice is cooked and left at ambient room temperature until that huge batch is finished so is rife with salmonella spores.
    2 - The 2 curry gravies (Spicy / not spicy) they make and use also sit at ambient temperature so are massively contaminated with god knows what, but most likely from contamination from poor toilet procedures (yes, it is a shit soup)
    3 - The cooks do not wash their hands ever - it is an open kitchen and you can see; raw chicken on a skewer one minute, next minute taking naam breads and putting them onto a serving plate the next. They might give their hands a token rub with a dirty flannel in between which likely makes their hands more contaminated than anything else.

    To be fair to the Indian Roots place I did not have the squits following their meal. The chef is Nepali and they mentioned that they might introduce some of that cuisine rather than the UK Bangladeshi food that populates their menu today. That would be interesting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MeMock
    How am your meant to know if they wash their hands or not? Do you follow them into the bathroom? Do you watch them in the kitchen? Seriously, most people have no idea how often their cook cleans there hands in any restaurant anywhere in the world.
    I think the following report will answer your question.

    Quote Originally Posted by pseudolus
    Eat thai street food and you are guaranteed 100% that in your food will be traces of the sellers shit. Guaranteed. Its about 80-90% guaranteed with most Thai food places that are in shop houses. They do not use soap or wash their hands, or wash their hands long enough. If you have ever seen the food hall cooks in a super market in the toilets, they wash their hands, then go and have a dump, then come out of the cubicle having washed their arses with their hands, a quick rinse and then 5 minutes touching their hair, and straight back to cooking your lunch.
    Same goes for all Asia...

    Quote Originally Posted by pseudolus
    Exactly the same with Indian places as well.
    The all time worst at personal hygiene imo. Chinese have to be a very close second.

    BTW Me Mock, no need to follow food preparers into the bathrooms, they go wherever they happen to be standing in many locations in Asia.

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    Then there's oral sex...At least you know what you're getting...And there's always Listerine...

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    I never quite understand why folk eat anything in this country and expect not to get the shits or other ailments from contamination.

    Using a bum gun and then drizzling some tepid water over their hands which are in turn wiped on a filthy rag hanging off a hook is scarcely hygienic.

    Thai are just dirty, unhygienic and thoughtless but that's all part of the fun, eh?

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    The bum gun is the Thais only positive contribution to the world of hygiene, and they should be congratulated for it.

    Who amongst us is able to regularly effect perfect crimpage of the stool on egress. Wiping with toilet paper will only spread the mess around, coating the cleft and buttocks with a thin film of fecal matter, pondering on what happens to that retained foul smearage in the heat and humidity of the perineal region, to say nothing of the ugly and embarrassing skid marks on ones underwear, should drive anybody with any consideration of their own cleanliness and odour straight for the nearest bum gun.

    And using toilet paper will cause as much if not more contamination to ones hand than that caused by using a bum gun.

    A lengthy squirt at low to medium pressure followed by drying with paper is all that is necessary to effect perfect cleanliness.

    It goes without saying that the hands must be washed thoroughly too.

    Toilet paper is for uneducated Westerners and smelly clinker ridden Neanderthals.

    More worryingly is the fact that people actually eat in Indian restaurants in Thailand. Indian food is usually cooked by Indian males, and it is common knowledge that Indian males have no sense of cleanliness and have taken poor hygiene to depths even the Chinese have failed to plumb.
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    So, which one's cleaner, the chef that spat a Chinese oyster on the floor, or the one that carries it around with him all day wrapped in a silk handkerchief?

    And, how about the chef that washed his arse and hands with water, or the one that wiped with paper and scratched his itchy bum all day?

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    ^I'll get back to you on that, Hans...

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    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile
    and it is common knowledge that Indian males have no sense of cleanliness and have taken poor hygiene to depths even the Chinese have failed to plumb.
    Kinda like Star Trek and the Starship Enterprise..."Where no man's gone before"...

    Heh...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum
    Thai are just dirty, unhygienic and thoughtless but that's all part of the fun, eh?
    Yet a Thai woman will shower herself "squeaky clean" and powdered before she slips betwixt the silken sheets...

    So chew on that when you reach Asylum or whatever your Nirvana might be...

    Heh...

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