Call me ignorant if you must, but I've recently made a shocking discovery that literally and practically shocked my pants off. I received an email regarding this so please read on;
PLASTIC GORENG WILL MAKE YOU SICK
Mum said my uncle saw it in Tunjang (Kedah) and the pasar malam in Titi Chai Kangar (Perlis) where goreng pisang was sold on afternoons.
The hawker added a plastic drinking straw into a wok of hot oil and let it melt completely before he started to fry some bananas in the bubbling oil.
This is why some fried bananas and ubi are so crispy... for hours...!!
My uncle asked the hawker about this, but the hawker did not answer him. When my uncle told my mum about this, they realized this is how the hawkers ensure that fried food stays crispy for their customers. My mum said that in
Another time, I was with my family in
At one of them, there was a big wok of boiling oil with an empty plastic bottle floating in it and slowly melting. At first I thought it had fallen into the oil accidentally, but then I saw a little girl, about 7-years old, holding a pair of chopsticks and stirring the bottle around in the hot oil.
I realized, Oh my God... these people were using melted plastic to fry food, so that the fried snacks would not turn soft when it cooled down later.
I absolutely cannot understand how anyone can even do something like this for the sake of money. People like that ought and deserves to be put away in jail for endangering lives. Sure money is important, that goes without saying but how would the hawker like it if others did the same to them. MSG, artificial preservative are bad enough, but to add plastic? Remember the Sanlu melamine milk powder case?
What the f*** is this world turning into? Gone are the days of honesty and sincerity it would seem. I mean, my grandparents previously owned a successful seafood restaurant by the sea before they passed on and if the crabs are on the verge of dying or is dead, they are always disposed off and NEVER served to customers. Isn't that how business is supposed to be done?
Since the 1950's, one billion tons of plastic has been discarded and may persist for hundreds or even thousands of years. In some cases, burning plastic can release toxic fumes. Also, the manufacturing of plastics often creates large quantities of chemical pollutants.
Told Ian about the story and he turned to me and mentioned, “Yea, that’s old news, I know of hawkers in Malacca that does it.”
WTF! Gee, what’s next? Seriously. Pretty soon, they are going to come out with Strawberry-tasting jam spread made from plastic, mooncakes made from plastic and chocolate ice creams made from milk mixed with … you guessed it! Plastic.