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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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Old 12-19-2020, 08:50 PM
 
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I am going to tell you folks something which may gross you out-
traditional Chinese fertilisers in old days is human manure.
It is not unusual riding on a train thru country side farmers will have a sign saying we want human manure .
that was true up to 50s and 60s.
so now you know why Chinese stay away from fresh veggies.
Then there is a story which goes around in HK where you can ride a sampan,enjoy the nite breeze,music and some sampans will sell you bowls of congee with fish flakes,those fish have parasites and since Southern Chinese like everyone quick stir or cook to preseve freshness,someone ended up with parasites they cant rid of.
but there is a summer dish when cucumbers are abundant and cheap,you peel off the skin and serve them with some rice vinegar as a summer dish,you can also stuff it with ground pork and braise them.
other than the cucumber,I dont recall any raw veggies in any Chinese cuisine,whether it is n,s or e?
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Old 12-19-2020, 08:57 PM
 
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why do you think it takes many years to become a sushi chef,like 15-17 years??
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Old 12-19-2020, 09:01 PM
 
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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.
they are poor and the war makes it worse,when you watch those Vietname war movies,those in rural area look so malnutrtition,not enough protein and not enough calcium .
They also have those pipes they smoke,like China,they use opium
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Old 12-20-2020, 02:02 AM
 
Location: Tondo Manila
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Wrong, here Indonesia food

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Gudangan


There is many kind of this cheap vegetarian budget meal vegetable, cassava, tofu, tempeh, etc u can find everywhere in Indo especialy in traditional market

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Old 12-20-2020, 11:00 AM
 
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Raw veggies are very common in China. It's called "cold stir" (凉拌)in Chinese.
Commonly used materials are cucumbers, cabbages, tomatoes and so on.
Chinese restaurants in the US often have some too, but American customers usually don't order them.
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