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51. Posted by wildfk (Respected Member 454 posts) 7y

...and purely anecdotal and not scientific...you are makingh assertions that may or may not be true. As I've said I don't know the science behind it but I suspect that you are inaccurate.

52. Posted by Sherbet185 (Budding Member 13 posts) 7y

Quoting wildfk

...and purely anecdotal and not scientific...you are makingh assertions that may or may not be true. As I've said I don't know the science behind it but I suspect that you are inaccurate.

Who gives about science I'm stating a fact a lot of people do get sick off street food they can eat at there own risk i myself am going to steer clear of it! They are true cause why do so many people get sick off it and the locals don't! I suspect that you think you know everything!

53. Posted by wildfk (Respected Member 454 posts) 7y

If you read the majority of these posts, you will see that it is NOT a fact that many people get sick from street food, most people don't and most people recommend it....it would appear that what you are asserting is purely conjecture seasoned with a sprinkle of prejudice and ignorance.

54. Posted by Sherbet185 (Budding Member 13 posts) 7y

Well maybe the people on here are lucky cause a lot of people do get sick off it a majority of people i know have so i guess there just unlucky right?? 10 people on here haven't got sick wow that's heaps. It has nothing to do with prejudice and ignorance I'm just stating my opinion which i have every right to do, quit with the big words like your so smart, end of conversation!

55. Posted by wildfk (Respected Member 454 posts) 7y

Why do people with crap "opinions" think they have "a right" to them?
An opinion is something earned or created through rational thought and deduction...otherwise it isn't an opinion at allit is just a load of hot air and can be a lot more harmful than a m,ild dose of food poisoning.
people come to this site to get information about travel. Misleading info can affect their holidays etc......

56. Posted by Sherbet185 (Budding Member 13 posts) 7y

What gives you the right to judge my opinion as crap ah huh nothing. So your saying I'm not rational whatever do you think i care, the only reason why i keep writing back is because i find i amusing that your making such a big deal about the topic. As if my opinion is harmful lay down before you hurt yourself. If you wanna have the runs 3 days in a row go for it, if that floats your boat, people do get sick from street food end of story we all know this so your fighting a losing battle.

57. Posted by Looosey (Budding Member 34 posts) 7y

ate it, loved it, try it!!!!

58. Posted by emma1979 (Full Member 126 posts) 7y

I don't think wildfk is fighting a losing battle at all, Sherbet. You're both stating your opinions. the danger with personal opinions is people may take them as gospel and lose out on many opportunities. to say you will definately get sick from eating from street vendors is misleading. i ate at street vendors as much as possible while in s.e asia and never once got sick. they're cheap, tasty and quick. i did get sick from eating at a restaurant though - the only time i ever got sick while away. i think one of the best ways to get to know any culture is to eat the food the locals eat. i'm a strict vegetarian at home but when we were invited to dinner or i was offered food while in s.e asia i never refused once - no harm done and now i have a better idea of the places we visited because i literally had a taste of the local cultures. people may get sick from street vendors - but food poisoning applies to any piece of food you stick in your mouth anywhere in the world. also, doesn't the meat and veg served up in restaurants come from the same source as the meat and veg served up by street vendors?

anyways, anyone make it to that food alley in luang prabang off the night market? if i could afford it, i'd fly over tomorrow for some of those veggie spring roles

59. Posted by mim (Travel Guru 1276 posts) 7y

Some street vendors serve the food of the Gods, some serve severe stomach bugs...

Its just up to you to make an informed decision on where and when and what! you definately are safer sticking to veggies and missing out on the dairy, I had only one nasty attack after eating hard boiled eggs from a station in North India (there was no other food to be had!)

Be street wise and don't let worry about getting ill ruin your trip!

mim

60. Posted by tdcao (Budding Member 8 posts) 7y

There's no need to fear street food any where in Asia. Besides the rare unfortunate events of food poisoning (E.coli, etc...) that can happen any where and also kills the locals, the only problem you have to fear is diarrhea.

Though there is nothing you can do for food poisoning other than going to the hospital, you can take proactive actions against diarrhea and still enjoy street food.

One of the way I did that helped me from getting diarrhea is to take a pill of Imodium A-D (http://www.imodium.com/page.jhtml?lid=imodium_ad) every day before venture out to the streets. I was able to drink and eat pretty much any thing I like anywhere and still not getting sick.