What's wrong with street food?

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What's wrong with street food?

Post by iluvu » Sat Apr 22, 2017 5:38 pm

I live in a borey so there's lots of mobile food thingies for the workers and their camp or whatnot. When I'm lazy I grab a noodles thing or a sandwich. I think a peanut butter sandwich will probably be healthier. NM food here sucks.
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Re: What's wrong with street food?

Post by frank lee bent » Sat Apr 22, 2017 5:47 pm

safer to stick with rice at home.
those 5000R kebabs are not bad if you make them leave off the sweet milk.
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Re: What's wrong with street food?

Post by Bitte_Kein_Lexus » Sat Apr 22, 2017 6:41 pm

What do you expect from cheap street food? A fine dining experience? There's nothing wrong with street food and I've never been sick from either it. Lots of good options to be had for 4000-6000r. If you don't like it, just make your own snacks.
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Re: What's wrong with street food?

Post by WildA » Sun Apr 23, 2017 12:03 am

Bitte_Kein_Lexus wrote:
Sat Apr 22, 2017 6:41 pm
What do you expect from cheap street food? A fine dining experience? There's nothing wrong with street food and I've never been sick from either it. Lots of good options to be had for 4000-6000r. If you don't like it, just make your own snacks.
I prefer cheap street food. I find it hard to justify spending a ton of money on something that turns to shit.
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Re: What's wrong with street food?

Post by wendyaspinall » Sun Apr 30, 2017 3:05 pm

I tried once the street food in Siem Reap and Phnom Penh a few years back and I found the street food there inedible and expensive. And the ones in Bangkok doesn't look appetizing either.
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Re: What's wrong with street food?

Post by wendyaspinall » Sun Apr 30, 2017 3:10 pm

WildA wrote:
Sun Apr 23, 2017 12:03 am
Bitte_Kein_Lexus wrote:
Sat Apr 22, 2017 6:41 pm
What do you expect from cheap street food? A fine dining experience? There's nothing wrong with street food and I've never been sick from either it. Lots of good options to be had for 4000-6000r. If you don't like it, just make your own snacks.
I prefer cheap street food. I find it hard to justify spending a ton of money on something that turns to shit.
Do you know where to find nice, healthy, cheap food in Siem Reap?
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Re: What's wrong with street food?

Post by taabarang » Sun Apr 30, 2017 3:30 pm

The best street food I ever found was on Penang Island. Great variety of foods and spices. I found street food in Bangkok and elsewhere in Thailand to be highly acceptable. Cambodian street food varies from just OK to very good but lacks the variety of not only Thailand and Penang, but also Vietnam as well.
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Re: What's wrong with street food?

Post by frank lee bent » Sun Apr 30, 2017 3:47 pm

usa take the prize for awful mobile food trucks ( roach coach) that go round industrial areas.
they can make a fortune
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Re: What's wrong with street food?

Post by taabarang » Sun Apr 30, 2017 4:07 pm

"usa take the prize for awful mobile food trucks ( roach coach) that go round industrial areas."

That in addition to military bases.
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Re: What's wrong with street food?

Post by Jamie_Lambo » Sun Apr 30, 2017 4:10 pm

wendyaspinall wrote:
Sun Apr 30, 2017 3:05 pm
I tried once the street food in Siem Reap and Phnom Penh a few years back and I found the street food there inedible and expensive. And the ones in Bangkok doesn't look appetizing either.
im not surprised you didnt like it, you like nothing about asia, i have no idea why you are even here, other than trying to find you ex husband that doesnt want to be found lol
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