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Old 04-15-2014, 10:01 PM
 
Location: East coast
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I've noticed many East, South and Southeast Asian cuisines tend to cook their veggies, whether it be stir-fried, curried, stewed, but few examples come to mind where there are raw, fresh, crisp veggies such as those in western-style salads. I know Middle Eastern/West Asian cuisine seems to use salads a bit more to some degree like tabouli salad, but I'm not sure if that's representative of the cuisine in general.
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Old 04-15-2014, 10:09 PM
 
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
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Indonesia does, we eat lalapan (raw veggies condiments most commonly cabbage, peas and cucumber) served with most dishes. But it might have something to do with hygiene and believe that are practiced by most Asian, because somthing raw is seen as something not consumable. (Except east asians)
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Old 04-15-2014, 11:16 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Thai and Vietnamese cuisine is known for it's various salads, including green papaya salad, green mango salad, various salads often with beef and chicken like larb. Vietnamese cookery makes use of fresh vegetables and herbs, like in their spring rolls, as an accompaniment to pho or other dishes or in pancakes like ban xeo.

The same can be said of traditional say British cookery. Most vegetables were stewed, boiled, roasted.etc.
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Old 04-15-2014, 11:44 PM
 
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
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Thai and Vietnamese cuisine is known for it's various salads, including green papaya salad, green mango salad, various salads often with beef and chicken like larb. Vietnamese cookery makes use of fresh vegetables and herbs, like in their spring rolls, as an accompaniment to pho or other dishes or in pancakes like ban xeo.

The same can be said of traditional say British cookery. Most vegetables were stewed, boiled, roasted.etc.
Reason why Vietnamese have quiet a high life expentancy and considerably high IQ (if you put country level of development as consideration), their food are incredibly fresh and healthy, yes those fresh springrolls of Vietnam are extrodinary, its a bit like popiah don't you think?
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Old 04-16-2014, 02:44 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Reason why Vietnamese have quiet a high life expentancy and considerably high IQ (if you put country level of development as consideration), their food are incredibly fresh and healthy, yes those fresh springrolls of Vietnam are extrodinary, its a bit like popiah don't you think?
TBH I never was a big fan of the spring rolls, found 'em a big bland, but I can appreciate them more. I've always preferred the more strong flavours of Thai cuisine, but I appreciate Vietnamese more now.

Yeah, it's amazing in Vietnam how feel fat people there are. Almost none. Even going to Thailand you see a lot more plump people in comparison.
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