tango42 wrote:Was at the popular street market the other day with a friend to buy some vegtables.
Noticed a person walking a rather large dog around lunch time, which decided to raise his leg and urinate on the basket of vegtables from which vendors were selling and buyers were buying. Both people selling the items watched it, the dog owner watched it, the people standing there buying watched it, and people standing or passing on the street caught it.
No one did anything. They just kept selling and buying.
Have also watched street vendors within walking distance of Taipei 101 through their chicken and vegtables on the asphalt behind the shop and chop it up.
Late at night, have watched the standard evening process of blue trucks from outside the city, pull up with open racks, no cooling or climate control or covering, with sides and quarters of beef and pork, and dump and pile them on the parking lot pavement at the Dongyuen market near the bridge to Zhonghe. This market is where a huge majority of the meat comes from that is distributed throughout Taipei city on a daily basis.
That's why Taiwanese rinse everything before cooking ... meat (steak, lamb, really every kind of meat), fish, vegetables ... I have never seen anyone rinse meat in Belgium ... except for chicken ...
If all fails and people get sick they pray and burn some ghostmoney, than call the press ...