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  1. you may want to check out this blog - by a GP who writes this blog as a hobby. http://ieatishootipost.sg/local-food/ as previous posters have pointed out, food in Malaysia, especially hawker centers, is much better in terms of variety, quality and value for money, etc., when compared to singapore. For Malay and Indian cuisine, Malaysia wins hands down. Malaysians go to Singapore for shopping, but Singaporeans go to Malaysia for the food. as for central processing facilities, it depends on the type of food or ingredients. Char kway teow and similar hawker foods are cooked 'fresh' and o
  2. Fancy, Organic Dishes Served To Food Experts Is Actually McDonald’s Oct 22 2014 Sacha and Cedrique of Life Hunters, https://www.youtube.com/user/lifehunterstv?feature=watch visited a food convention in Houten in the Netherlands to prank some self-proclaimed food experts. Most chefs at the convention had high end restaurants and were serving organic, healthy foods. Surely people at the convention could tell if they were being fed McDonald’s, right? The viral video is in Dutch so unless you understand dutch, make sure to hit the ‘CC/subtitles’ button at the bottom right of the video playe
  3. I did a search on google and found this wikipedia link below. It may clear up some of the confusion over various capsicum species and cultivars. If you just want to know the differences between adjuma, madame jeanette, habanero, and scotch bonnet, then just scroll down to capsicum chinense.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Capsicum_cultivars#Capsicum_chinense Yes, in the Netherlands the label Scotch bonnet is not used, and i had just assumed, incorrectly, it is what is known here locally as adjuma. According to the wiki link, these are 2 different cultivars. They look distinctly different a
  4. maybe you should consider moving to the Netherlands, or the Caribbean countries - just kidding. In NL, they are easily available in 'farmers markets', and sometimes even in the mainstream supermarkets, due to the Surinamese diaspora. However, habaneros are not that easy to find. If there are Caribbean or Suriname/Guyana grocery stores anywhere near you, you may have a better chance of finding them (you are unlikely to find them in Chinese or even indian grocery stores). How about growing them yourself? the season is over unless you have grow lights, etc. while Scotch bonnets belong to
  5. that is exactly what i do, and also for turmeric, but i suppose this works only for those who have at least a minimal interest in potted plants. it is for the same reasons and motivation to have a herb gardens, indoors in pots and/or outdoors.
  6. Perhaps i dont understand all the discussions on this topic. I just have a hand blender. but what if i use a hand blender in a squarish shape container?
  7. If Heinz does not represent America (you mean the US of A? And not ALL of the americas?) then which company does, in the food industry represents the US? If you google for heinz, you will find this link: Discover the World of Heinzwww.heinz.com/Heinz is the most global U.S.-based food company, with a world-class portfolio of powerful brands holding number-one and number-two market positions in ... That http://www.foxbusiness.com/ article that you referred to, is all about how Heinz is poisoning Chinese with its products in China, none of which, as far as i can tell are exported back t
  8. My question is, why would China or any other country, want to implement EU standards? In my earlier post, i wrote : Try replacing Chinese Govt with US Gov’t as in your statement:‘For the Chinese Gov’t to impliment E.U. standards on export food products is very difficult, if not downright impossible.’ And if you do replace Chinese Govt with US Govt:, you will get ‘For the US Gov’t to impliment E.U. standards on export food products is very difficult, if not downright impossible.’ Do you think the US/CDN govt will ever adopt EU standards? If you think EU food export standards (whatever that m
  9. Anyone that has travelled overland from singapore to malaya (or west malaysia) would have noticed that all the highway signs indicate it as the causeway and not the ' bridge". Yes, lots of produce go over that causeway from malaysia to singapore. not sure why you appended that reference about the japanese using that ' bridge' to enter and occupy singapore, but if you check your facts, you will notice that it is a classic example of how the colonial governments, and expats, are isolated and out of touch with what is happening on the ground, at that time. and in case you are not aware th
  10. which BBC or CBC news are you referring to? First hand accounts? what is your sample size? ie how many Chinese have you spoken to to form that ' first hand accounts"? Do you even speak and understand chinese? Where do these Chinese nationals do their grocery shopping? at Loblaws? yes, there are many chinese nationals residing in Vancouver, but what does it say about food safety, or as the OP posted, avoid/boycott chinese food imports.
  11. what is the source of your information? surveys? newspaper articles? that makes you believe that local Singaporeans have the same negative reactions....as we do? And who is ‘we’ ? And why are dried foods, etc, viewed much more differently? Are dried foods not fresh foods that have been dried or processed? So any contaminants or undiserables would actually have been concentrated? Try this link to get a better idea of where singapore gets its produce.https://mndsingapore.wordpress.com/2012/07/16/consumer-preference-and-our-sources-of-vegetables/a bit outdated, but which states that, as far as
  12. whatever motivates you in your posts to boycott made in china, not that it bothers me in anyway, but please check your facts. Google is your best friend to start with. In the unlikely probability that you can read and understand Chinese, you may also want to search on Baidu. For anyone interested in the continuing saga of the latest food scandal in China the chairman and CEO of OSI (the US privately owned company) has at last publicly apologised for supplying rotten meat to Macdonalds, KFC, etc. Check it out on google/baidu. It is not my opinion, but something that you can verify on the intern
  13. Liuzhou pointed out the relevant facts of the latest food scandal in China. What may not have been emphasized is, which country does not have a food safety scandals , now or in recent years? The facts of this latest scandal in China are: 1. it is about processed meat supplied by a US owned subsidiary (in China) of the largest or one of the largest meat processing companies in the US of A. If you want to know more, google for OSI group to realise the extent of their international reach. 2.the US owned company’s meat products are supplied to US owned fast food chains, etc, in China and
  14. sorry, i was just using the url on my invoice for several other stuff that i bought from them ... i am in EU.
  15. sorry if i did not make myself clear enough. If you follow the recipe in the 2 links you found, the soaked beans are drained and then put into wok over low heat and 'dry fried' until the skin breaks or looks like the pics in the links. i would suggest you try this method first, just dont burn the beans. You can do a taste/chewyness test as you go along. It is a very simple recipe, you cant go much wrong with it. there are many variants, just like recipes for beer nuts, or the boiled peanuts that some chinese restaurants serve as a free appetizer. Using oil is one of them..but gives different
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