Why do Cambodians eat so badly?

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Why do Cambodians eat so badly?

Post by juansweetpotato » Sun Jun 25, 2017 8:32 am

Why do Cambodians eat so badly?
Since I've been living here I've noticed that the majority of Cambodians eat very badly indeed. Why do you think this is?
I mean, the way they eat can't be too healthy. Not talking smacking lips etc
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Re: Why do Cambodians eat so badly?

Post by saigonjackpot » Sun Jun 25, 2017 8:46 am

juansweetpotato wrote:
Sun Jun 25, 2017 8:32 am
Why do Cambodians eat so badly?
Since I've been living here I've noticed that the majority of Cambodians eat very badly indeed. Why do you think this is?
They eat horrid food over there in Cambodia,I once went into a 1 dollar soup restaurant and they served up some discussing squid head soup it was something from a b grade Horror movie .

The are just uneducated and have no idea is my only true

Answer oh and most are fucked poor.
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Re: Why do Cambodians eat so badly?

Post by juansweetpotato » Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:22 am

saigonjackpot wrote:
Sun Jun 25, 2017 8:46 am
juansweetpotato wrote:
Sun Jun 25, 2017 8:32 am
Why do Cambodians eat so badly?
Since I've been living here I've noticed that the majority of Cambodians eat very badly indeed. Why do you think this is?
They eat horrid food over there in Cambodia,I once went into a 1dollat soup restaurant and they served up some discussing squid head soup it was something from a b grade Horror movie .

The are just uneducated and have no idea is my only true

Answer oh and most are fucked poor.
All good answers for some, but not really what I'm getting at.
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Re: Why do Cambodians eat so badly?

Post by epidemiks » Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:23 am


juansweetpotato wrote:Why do Cambodians eat so badly?
Since I've been living here I've noticed that the majority of Cambodians eat very badly indeed. Why do you think this is?
I mean, the way they eat can't be too healthy. Not talking smacking lips etc
What about the a way thwy eat can't be too healthy?

Not my experience at all. Wide variety of vegetables, fruits, and traditional medicine plants are eaten every day in my wife's family, and besides a bit of ajinomoto, canned sardines and their own fish pastes, prahok, and pickles, they eat virtually nothing processed.

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Re: Why do Cambodians eat so badly?

Post by phuketrichard » Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:33 am

$$$
goes back to the KR era when they ate whatever they could find..
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Re: Why do Cambodians eat so badly?

Post by saigonjackpot » Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:49 am

phuketrichard wrote:
Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:33 am
$$$
goes back to the KR era when they ate whatever they could find..
Misleading facts.

Pre Khmer rouge regime Cambodia was economically OK.
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Re: Why do Cambodians eat so badly?

Post by Kuroneko » Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:25 am

epidemiks wrote:
Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:23 am
juansweetpotato wrote:Why do Cambodians eat so badly?
Since I've been living here I've noticed that the majority of Cambodians eat very badly indeed. Why do you think this is?
I mean, the way they eat can't be too healthy. Not talking smacking lips etc
What about the a way thwy eat can't be too healthy?

Not my experience at all. Wide variety of vegetables, fruits, and traditional medicine plants are eaten every day in my wife's family, and besides a bit of ajinomoto, canned sardines and their own fish pastes, prahok, and pickles, they eat virtually nothing processed.
Exactly, my experience is that they eat quite a healthy well balanced diet, and there are always a variety of fruit and vegetables included. I have a few friends that are garment workers and in that respect not really "well off" but even so the meals although more basic are well balanced and varied

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Re: Why do Cambodians eat so badly?

Post by juansweetpotato » Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:28 am

epidemiks wrote:
Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:23 am
juansweetpotato wrote:Why do Cambodians eat so badly?
Since I've been living here I've noticed that the majority of Cambodians eat very badly indeed. Why do you think this is?
I mean, the way they eat can't be too healthy. Not talking smacking lips etc
What about the a way thwy eat can't be too healthy?

Not my experience at all. Wide variety of vegetables, fruits, and traditional medicine plants are eaten every day in my wife's family, and besides a bit of ajinomoto, canned sardines and their own fish pastes, prahok, and pickles, they eat virtually nothing processed.
This is sort of a test question, and surprisingly​ for me, you failed. But all good points though.
BTW, uncooked prahok is a real health risk for a lot of Cambodians. It's the parasites.
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Re: Why do Cambodians eat so badly?

Post by juansweetpotato » Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:32 am

I'll give you a hint. Try translating the question into Khmer.
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Re: Why do Cambodians eat so badly?

Post by Barang chgout » Sun Jun 25, 2017 12:19 pm

Didn't the Cambodian diet get rated one of the healthiest? Some time back, maybe PP Post? But I remember giggling at the time as this idea surely doesn't include the amount of food available to some..... healthy food is fine to starve on!

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