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Yeah, I agree. I would never buy meat at a market in the heat and with all the flies. I like Cambodia and the markets a lot, but not the meat on the markets :stir: But if you want to see worse, go to Gambia. bbbbrrrrr. There they grind the leftovers from meat and fish (heads, grates, organs and everything) to a pulp which is cooked with rice and than eaten. bbbbbrrrrrr

Where do restaurants buy there meat? What is the best place to buy meat?
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You're supposed to buy your meat fresh, early in the morning when the market opens. Not at closing time when it's been hanging around for 12 hours..
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Most produce goes to the market on MTT, Phhsar Deumkor, it is open the whole night. Thence, to the smaller markets

Every DAY, Cambodia gets 500 tons of vegetables from Vietnam (2017 figures)

Obviously, Cambodia can't grow their own.
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that genius wrote: Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:47 pm

Obviously, Cambodia can't grow their own.
Cambodia can't grow all the vegetables that are imported, potatoes for example. Otherwise the Vietnamese have much more intensive agricultural practices and better infrastructure so it's difficult to compete with their prices.
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StroppyChops wrote: Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:40 pm
We buy pork from the local markets, but we always buy early in the day and from the same lady, .... At a reasonable market, the pig was probably slaughtered the night before it's sold and is fresh - but agreed, don't buy in the afternoons.
I agree that it's probably fresh enough and the process from slaughter to market takes far less time than for supermarkets. I only ever go to markets on my way home in the evening. The girl weighs my veg in the same scales that is used for the beef on hooks and fish laying on the counter. I bought a cauliflower off her one time that had blood on. Still, it's the same stuff that's sold in restaurants and eaten everywhere. I'm just surprised that the meat doesn't go more rotten sitting in the warm air all day. I wonder what happens to the stuff that does start to smell a bit? Probably sold to some meat-ball or pate factory?
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John Bingham wrote: Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:18 pm
StroppyChops wrote: Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:40 pm
We buy pork from the local markets, but we always buy early in the day and from the same lady, .... At a reasonable market, the pig was probably slaughtered the night before it's sold and is fresh - but agreed, don't buy in the afternoons.
I agree that it's probably fresh enough and the process from slaughter to market takes far less time than for supermarkets. I only ever go to markets on my way home in the evening. The girl weighs my veg in the same scales that is used for the beef on hooks and fish laying on the counter. I bought a cauliflower off her one time that had blood on. Still, it's the same stuff that's sold in restaurants and eaten everywhere. I'm just surprised that the meat doesn't go more rotten sitting in the warm air all day. I wonder what happens to the stuff that does start to smell a bit? Probably sold to some meat-ball or pate factory?
Yeah, dunno, we've wondered that ourselves. Also, what happens to the meat in the food carts on the side of the road, at the end of the day? We quite happily buy roast pork belly from a road cart, in the full knowledge that it's been hanging there all day with insufficient heat or cooling to keep it "food-safe" and don't seem to suffer for it. Probably just the time from slaughter to consumption, which would be much faster than many restaurants in the west, and some here. I'd hate to think what happens with the left-overs from the same cart at the end of the night, but we have seen the cart being very carefully cleaned out with soapy water and scrubbing brush at the end of each day.
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StroppyChops wrote: Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:28 pm
Yeah, dunno, we've wondered that ourselves. Also, what happens to the meat in the food carts on the side of the road, at the end of the day? We quite happily buy roast pork belly from a road cart, in the full knowledge that it's been hanging there all day with insufficient heat or cooling to keep it "food-safe" and don't seem to suffer for it. Probably just the time from slaughter to consumption, which would be much faster than many restaurants in the west, and some here. I'd hate to think what happens with the left-overs from the same cart at the end of the night, but we have seen the cart being very carefully cleaned out with soapy water and scrubbing brush at the end of each day.
Yeah, nothing wrong with a bit of sweated meat! 8)

At the same time I've often eaten stuff from those, locals like to eat them with beer so I'll at least try them. Many's a time I've chewed on a bit of pig's snout with the local guys.
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John Bingham wrote: Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:40 pmMany's a time I've chewed on a bit of pig's snout with the local guys.
I know you enoughto know that's not a metaphor, so I feel safe enough to respond in kind. Just can't bring myself to chew a snout. Or an ear. They look like exactly what they are - snouts and ears! I was honoured with the deep-fried skin of a chicken's legs in another culture and managed that (tastes like pork crackle, but is scaly) and I understand pig's feet, snouts and ears are supposed to be great, but ... nup.
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after the state of some kitchens on Gordon Ramsays kitchen nightmares....

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StroppyChops wrote: Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:51 pm Just can't bring myself to chew a snout. Or an ear. They look like exactly what they are - snouts and ears!
I didn't really know what the hell they were for ages. I thought they were just some bits of pork fat or something. Then I noticed they were shaped like pigs nostrils etc. Only after it was pointed out to me though. :?
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