The Australian has praised the variety and taste only but not the hygiene. But the author of the article seems to have grossly misunderstood and telling that street foods are safe. Indian street food vendors need take care of cleanliness and provide clean drinking water in the interest of their customers. They should also not reuse the same oil again and again for frying but use fresh oil every time.
In streets, you get the local varieties, often delicious, tasty & tangy, and may turn you into an addict. Each city has its own special dishes. But be sure not to drink water supplied by the vendor. The restaurants serve the bland foods no matter which city you are in.
Re: Street food safer
by satishgs on Jul 15, 2014 10:38 AM
Street foods, as long as they are made in hygienic ways, it may be ok, but water they use must be good. other wise first casualty is bad stomach and pains there after.
Deep fried, boiled food ok, but un cooked, open food exposed to fly are strict no no.
Re: Only those who are from tcs wipro or infy eat such unhygienic
by monojit b on Jul 14, 2014 11:53 AM
And I thought India is striving to eliminate class difference! But it seems we cannot live without class difference; not in the days of kings, not today, not ever. I hereby propose quota system for street food eaters.
I sincerely believe that O'brien's observations are quite factual. The tastes and wide veracity is geography, demography, season dependent. I think it takes a while for an outsider to appreciate the multiplicity of gastronomy India offers and as a native, we tend to take it for granted!! Of course, Indian restaurants outside the subcontinents are by and large owned by people from Indian sub-continent and not from India mostly and they sell stuff which is known to a larger mass, for instance naan or dosa! So, in that sense a book by a foreigner sold in Australia would certainly add value to the gluttons.