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Buffalo Jerky

While riding my bicycle down a narrow lane in Bangkok I come upon this "factory' which specialises in buffalo jerky. Thinly cut meat is sun-dried in a single day. Also in preparation are sun-dried buffalo burgers.

 

There is very patchy supervision of adherance to Thailand's Laws relating to food processing, and so little businesses like this are very common throughout Bangkok. Despite lax compliance enforcement the quality of food available throughout Thailand is very high...Thais are so fastidious about their food that no business would last long if its product was not of high quality.

 

I am very confident in eating food prepared on mobile carts by street vendors.

Buffalo Jerky

While riding my bicycle down a narrow lane in Bangkok I come upon this "factory' which specialises in buffalo jerky. Thinly cut meat is sun-dried in a single day. Also in preparation are sun-dried buffalo burgers.

 

There is very patchy supervision of adherance to Thailand's Laws relating to food processing, and so little businesses like this are very common throughout Bangkok. Despite lax compliance enforcement the quality of food available throughout Thailand is very high...Thais are so fastidious about their food that no business would last long if its product was not of high quality.

 

I am very confident in eating food prepared on mobile carts by street vendors.

comments (13)

Very impressive Ray! I like your narratives about the photos you take and have been getting a keen insight into Thailand and the people that live there, through your photos. smile
Ray: I am so glad you enjoy the daily visit, Frances. Thailand is an amazing country!
very interesting scene captured. appreciate the accompanying info.
Ray: Thank you, Ayush. I am delighted you find it interesting.
food production in Thailand seems to be very much a cottage industry
Ray: There are some huge food processing factories, Bill, and Thailand is a major player in the world of food processing/exporting. However..there is also a wonderful amount of cottage processing, like this!
In Southern Africa this would be called Biltong. Before drying it would be brushed or dipped in spices, salt, pepper etc. .
Ray: Very like Biltong, Sheila, and can be either natural flavour, or spiced.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 3 Jan 2012, 08:39
It does not put me off in any way Ray. If I was there I'd be a chewin' & a chompin' with the rest of 'em!
Ray: It is good stuff, Chris, like most of the food of Thailand.
Amazing that it can be sun dried in a day. I think your comments about food hygene are interesting, I have long suspected that a lot of issues are down to the personal habits/bad habits of the people not the food itself.
Ray: It is so different from my experience in Australia, Martin.
Where are the flies?
Ray: Funny thing, Mary...there are very few annoying flies in Thailand...unlike Oz, where flies can ruin a BBQ!

I suppose the Thais have taken the time to teach their flies about good manners!
  • Linda
  • United Kingdom
  • 3 Jan 2012, 11:09
I would make Steve have a bite first, then he would tell me if I would like it or not lol, I am the biggest fussy meat eater!! grin
Ray: Sometimes this dried, raw meat is actually BBQ'd, Linda, and so it takes on a different texture and taste. I am sure vthere is some kind that Steve and you would enjoy.
I believe this stuff goes hard and then one bites lumps off and chews it Ray, is that correct.
Ray: This is correct, Brian. I will not have to teach you this when you visit.
I would be very confident too Ray.
Your beautiful picture makes me want to taste it!
Ray: Thank you, Richard. It is actually very tasty.
I understand that visitors to India are advised that the safest food is what is prepared fresh in the street!
Ray: My visits to big cities in India allowed me to see something of this, Tom...
I would not eat street food in India, but can certainly tell you it is the best food in Thailand.
If I look at it photographically - I really like the colors and the textures and patterns!
Ray: Superbly diplomatic comment from you, Elizabeth.

[grin]
same with fish drying etc in the sea villages
great shot mate.

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