06 October 2005

Nasty Noodles!

Spotted this on the South China Morning Post dated 30 Sep 2005. Click picture to enlarge, in order to read the article in full.

Frankly, these things are fairly common over here, where we have greedy unscrupulous merchants risking the lives of the general public in order to earn an extra buck. How often have I heard of mass food poisoning during Mid-Autumn Festival where mooncakes were found to have the fillings left over from last year's batch? They simply scraped away the green moldy layer that formed over the months and plonked the rest back into the mixer to produce the current batch of mooncakes.

Or how about the slaughterhouses who were selling pork from diseased or even dead pigs to the wholesalers? It was so bad that even the butchers at the slaughterhouses themselves fell ill.

I could just go on and on.


- Voxeros

1. Jaslyn left...
Thursday, 6 October 2005 2:33 am ::
Wah lau eh! Papa J...Now I think I dont dare to eat noodles aldy..hahaha... *puke*

2. heather left...
Thursday, 6 October 2005 3:23 am ::
oh my god, be careful what you're eating next time. :S

3. JayWalk left...
Thursday, 6 October 2005 7:32 am :: 
Jaslyn: Maybe that's why we love instant noodles sooo much?

heather: It is case like this that makes you appreciate the tight controls that our own gahmen is enforcing to keep everybody safe.

4. zeenie left...
Thursday, 6 October 2005 8:56 am
there is no hope for humanity.

5. milktea left...
Thursday, 6 October 2005 8:58 am
that's why it is really important to have quality control procedure... but this, ewww....

6. JayWalk left...
Thursday, 6 October 2005 9:08 am :: 
zeenie: I won't be surprised to see the human race being wiped out as a result of our own stupid folly.
Fossil fuel is said to run out in 50 years. Coal is said to run out in 200 years. What about the hole in the ozone layer in the south pole that is warming up the globe, resulting in melting polar ice-caps, freak weathers etc?
I haven't even gone into the genocide tragedy in Sudan...
Perhaps each one of these won't raise any alarm bells but putting them together all at once is the perfect recipe for disaster.
For all you know, we have already signed our own death warrants when the melting polar ice caps have recently breached the point of no return.

7. JayWalk left...
Thursday, 6 October 2005 9:12 am ::
milktea: These news always come up in the papers. Wanna see more? ;)

The notable ones in recent years were:

350 people kena food poisoning from eating mooncakes that had fillings from the previous year's batch.

400 people kena food poisoning from eating 豆浆 油条 breakfast laced with rat poison.

Circulating in the email was a newspaper clipping showing how unscrupulous merchants are cutting up, dyeing and roasting back alley-rats to make them look like roasted pigeons for the restaurant tables.

8. mihuatang left...
Thursday, 6 October 2005 1:55 pm
whatever you say, i still missed my 康师傅红烧牛肉面

9. Lynne left...
Thursday, 6 October 2005 8:30 pm
We should all eat grass from now on, free, delicious and readily available ...

10. akk left...
Thursday, 6 October 2005 9:31 pm
i still cannot imagine not eating instant noodles.......

11. Sheena left...
Friday, 7 October 2005 1:32 am
Goodness. Is there ANYTHING that's actually safe to eat over there? Do take care of yourself.

12. JayWalk left...
Friday, 7 October 2005 2:21 am :: 
mihuatang: My friend, let me introduced you to da best. 味味一品 红烧牛肉面 by 味丹. The ultimate, I had them imported over from Ta1wan.

Lynne: Don't speak so soon. Sekali newspaper reports excessive pesticides used on the grass. Or worse, unscrupulous merchants dyed the leaves with green pigment containing excessive lead and mercury in order to make the grass look more lush.

Akk: Singapore ok one lah... as for here, I only get my stuff from trusted source.

Sheena: Got.... 吃自己 lor! hahahahaa......

13. mihuatang left...
Friday, 7 October 2005 2:08 pm
wld u be kind enough to arrange a carton from Ta1wan for yr loyal fan in S1ngapore? (cost and freight collect basis) *wink*
come to think abt it, i used to hand carry Magg1 instant noodles (curry flavour) fm s1ngapore to ch1na in the mid-90s

14. JayWalk left...
Friday, 7 October 2005 6:28 pm ::
mihuatang: Hmm... shouldn't it be available in Singapore by now. We tried to import it last time back in the 80s but couldn't get past the Primary Production Department (PPD). I heard somebody else was able to successfully import it years later.

15. mihuatang left...
Saturday, 8 October 2005 3:58 pm
i dun know . in s1ngapore, i am pro-Magg1 (for curry flavor) and Myojo (for non spicy)
for instant noodles, me think the Japs are the best at it

16. JayWalk left...
Saturday, 8 October 2005 4:10 pm ::
mihuatang: Maggi is a no-brainer as it is like the default noodle regardless of its merit.
I like IndoMee Mee Goreng and Myojo Ramen 100. I remember in NTU, we used to get the TomYam Soup Noodle at Prime Supermarket across the highway. 

Then there is the Taiwan's Uni-President (统一) instant noodles where we just eat it out of the wrapper as we are bladdy lazy to cook it. 

A bit like eating Campbell Cream Of Mushroom soup right out of the can and then drink water later.

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