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Disturbing hygiene at Bangkok chicken rice restaurant exposed


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Im amazed ive never got sick ( from food) in my 6-8 months in Thailand that i know of.   I did get what was like food poisoning, but i think it was feim swimming in some lake near Udon Thanni.  I went for a longish swim and think that i swallowed a bit to much lake water.  5 hours later my 10 hour intestine cleansing began.  I did eat some pizza a couple hours before.   Just know it was a bad night.  

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22 minutes ago, Elkski said:

Im amazed ive never got sick ( from food) in my 6-8 months in Thailand that i know of.   I did get what was like food poisoning, but i think it was feim swimming in some lake near Udon Thanni.  I went for a longish swim and think that i swallowed a bit to much lake water.  5 hours later my 10 hour intestine cleansing began.  I did eat some pizza a couple hours before.   Just know it was a bad night.  

I do get sick every time I am in Thailand, and I don't even eat street food.

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11 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

This practice raised questions about the effectiveness of such a cleaning method and the risks it poses to public health.

Not even hot water, this is a typical practice, especially in street venues and small roadside shops.

Why the surprise.

Who thinks night markets and venues like that ever use methods of sterilising crockery and utensils hygienically?

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49 minutes ago, Tarteso said:

Nothing new… this is a common practice in noodle shops and Restaurants.

 

 

That what I was thinking, it's always been that way throughout the country.

 

All the street vendors do it and many of the temporary and permanent shops.

 

42 minutes ago, julsmark said:

It’s is impossible to get hep B and Hep C from unhygienic practices. Hep C can only be transmitted from blood to blood. Hep B can be transmitted from blood to blood or sexual fluid. The only hepatitis that can be spread from unhygienic practices poo to mouth spread by not washing your after you defecate is Hepatitis A. 

 

Then I would say there is a high risk of Hep A from street vendor stalls in particularly.

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53 minutes ago, SingAPorn said:

Not to mention all the stray cats and rats hovering around many very popular thai restaurants. One may assume the stray cats are not doing their job.

 

 

OMG, The times I've seen them around Suriwongse and Silom.

 

Seen the size of them? Sure, the cats won't take them on.

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2 hours ago, julsmark said:

It’s is impossible to get hep B and Hep C from unhygienic practices. Hep C can only be transmitted from blood to blood. Hep B can be transmitted from blood to blood or sexual fluid. The only hepatitis that can be spread from unhygienic practices poo to mouth spread by not washing your after you defecate is Hepatitis A. 

I know of a big box hardware outlet where the bathrooms are in a separate building. They have no paper or air machine to dry your hands, only a single cloth towel hanging on a hook for everyone to use. Been that way for 10 years.

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15 hours ago, bkk6060 said:

I never use a straw.

No health dept or oversight here.  Many of these places, even higher end could are uneducated or careless about proper hygiene.  Leaving raw meats sitting in the hot sun for hours or even days.  No hot water to clean utensils. 

Literally sickening.

 

You have highlighted the very reason many Thais use straws, as they worry that the glasses or metal cups are not washed and cleaned properly.

 

I also never use a straw, but have been chastised for not doing so on a number of occasions for the reason given above. 

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The main thing that grts ke are these tree slices used ss cutting boards.  Cut up raw pork, chicken then veggies that are not going to be cooked.  We rook the 4 colored plastic cutting boards to wife's family in the village.   They couldn't understand.   Wife cooked separate for us lots of the time.  My western breakfast was amusing to the locals.  

Of course they wanted raw beef at iur wedding.   And they ate  raw fish with the ants too.  That was an interesting dish to prepare but no thanks. 

 

 

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Are Thais still afraid of catching "Covid" from dirty glasses and dishes? Is this why they still wear their masks while seated at restaurants, refusing to take them off until the food arrives?

 

I certainly agree that what this restaurant is doing is unhygienic but man, move on from this Covid nonsense already. The entire world has forgotten about it and has more pressing concerns to worry about.

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On 2/24/2024 at 11:31 AM, Elkski said:

The main thing that grts ke are these tree slices used ss cutting boards.  Cut up raw pork, chicken then veggies that are not going to be cooked.  We rook the 4 colored plastic cutting boards to wife's family in the village.   They couldn't understand.   Wife cooked separate for us lots of the time.  My western breakfast was amusing to the locals.  

Of course they wanted raw beef at iur wedding.   And they ate  raw fish with the ants too.  That was an interesting dish to prepare but no thanks. 

 

 

 

Eating raw beef and raw fish is amusing even to Thais and certainly to me especially at a wedding. It's "Baan nok" behavior so unless one wants to die of food poisoning or develop a serious case of parasites/bowel cancer, should be avoided at all costs. 

 

My question is, what kind of village hicks do you live amongst? Let me guess, do they eat dung beetles too? Ewww!!

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On 2/23/2024 at 8:06 PM, WhatMeWorry said:

This is the main reason I never eat food from street vendors. The food is very unhealthy, prepared in the street and the utensils are covered in germs. Who in there right mind wants to eat in the street with cars belching smoke and pollution.

 

Yeah I rarely eat from Street vendors except in tourist zones. For example, Ao Nang Krabi, Siem Reap, Cambodia, Luang Prabang, Laos, Pham Ngu Lao lane, Saigon, Vietnam. These sorts of places.

 

I would never sit down to a street vendor meal in Bangkok, as it's too hot, dirty and uncomfortable sitting outside. Better to eat inside an air-conditioned mall or an independent restaurant, which also has AC, comfortable seating and much higher hygiene standards.

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The hygiene in any Thai restaurant kitchen, has been and always will be questionable, nothing is ever done by the so called health department  on checks in kitchens , not only restaurants, but  department stores that cook food   for take away, one in particular in pattaya klang  has rats running over the   sacks of rice

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