Best Papaya Salad in Phnom Penh ? (Video)

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Best Papaya Salad in Phnom Penh ? (Video)

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:45 pm



2019-06-12 15:45 by Post Staff
Bok Lhong Ptes Boran (“Ancient papaya house” in Khmer) specialises in one thing but that doesn’t mean that’s all they’re good at. The Phnom Penh eatery is known for serving some of the best papaya salad in the city by offering up traditional and contemporary flavours to lovers of the classic dish.
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Re: Best Papaya Salad in Phnom Penh ? (Video)

Post by frank lee bent » Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:04 pm

members should be aware that the salted black ricefield crabs commonly used in papaya salad present a grave danger of parasitic fluke that once contracted, is impossible to kill.
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Post by Anchor Moy » Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:32 pm

frank lee bent wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:04 pm
members should be aware that the salted black ricefield crabs commonly used in papaya salad present a grave danger of parasitic fluke that once contracted, is impossible to kill.
:shock: Oh shit, I love all that stuff. How do you know if you are contaminated ? :Search: I stopped eating the yummy raw Mekong fish wrapped in banana leaves with chili because of liver flukes, but if the crab or fish is salted or cooked doesn't that kill the parasites ?
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Re: Best Papaya Salad in Phnom Penh ? (Video)

Post by frank lee bent » Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:39 am

Cooked yes, salted, it does not. 6 species of freshwater fish commonly used in prahoc are extremely dangerous and account for greatly reduced lifespan all across the region.
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Re: Best Papaya Salad in Phnom Penh ? (Video)

Post by SternAAlbifrons » Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:47 am

A study came out a few years back that found parasitic infection in prahok made from fish from the Tonle Sap was something like 90% infected 10% not.
And visa versa for fish from the Mekong.
(I'll try to find the study)
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Re: Best Papaya Salad in Phnom Penh ? (Video)

Post by SternAAlbifrons » Sun Jun 30, 2019 4:15 am

Korean Journal of Parasitology, for your sunday breakfast

I could not find the comparison report that i read about the prevalence of parasites in prahok from the mekong V. from Tonle Sap.
It was a report of the study in the 'Daily or 'Post, maybe five years ago. The figures were quite dramatic, as was the difference between the two waterways.

Anyway, the study below shows the extremely high infection rates for fish parasites in both systems.
Some parasite species are more prevalent in the Tonle Sap (Pursat figures). Maybe they are the most dangerous.

Tonle Sap, Pursat figures
https://www.researchgate.net/figure/Inf ... _260761520
Full report
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3948991/

In any case, this is one big side-benefit for someone who usually gets nothing but wrath for not eating fish, like all good cambodians do.
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