Thursday, January 10, 2008
The China virus is spreading. Are we really safe anymore??
Was clearing my mailbox where i stumbled upon an email article sent to me by someone. It was titled "Fried food... MUST READ!" And thinking that it was some health awareness for fried food, i opened it and that second i saw the content of the mail, i was cross-eyed. The whole long chunk of words and paragraphs were in chinese. Not the simpe chinese we learn in school ok ["jian ti zi" that's what they call it]. No, it was in the NON-simplified chinese which is the "fan ti zi". So being curious at how bad/good my chinese really is, i attempted to read the whole damn thing and it took me like 15min just reading like a 2 out of 6 paragraphs. And i skipped many words btw. I had to re-read some of the sentences to at least get the words processed into my head before i actually agar-agar understood what it meant. Lol. I'm quite proud to say that my chinese aint that bad after all. Heh
Anyway, after taking such a loooong time to finish reading and understanding it, the whole email is about hawkers who uses PLASTIC BOTTLES
and PLASTIC BAGS
as one of their ingredients to FRY their goreng pisangs, curry puffs, keropok, deep-fried chicken wings etc. It is said to be their secret recipe and the melted plastic contents helps keep the fried stuff stay crispy after a long time and add that extra crunch. Ewww.
So now you know what goes into that famous crispy chicken wings or friend yummy crunchy unhealthy stuff that you adore and wonder why it still looks and feels so crunchy after a long while. Its not happening in China if you're wondering where it came from btw. Its right here in Singapore where you think food is always safe with that "A/B" health standard sign hung just right infront of their stall. Not sure where and which hawker centre but yes, it exists. Now chew on this health bite.
I'm defintely not buying and eating fried food from hawker centres except from home anymore. What's wrong with some people nowadays man. Tsk tsk.