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Old 02-20-2017, 10:28 AM
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Default Vietnam's Low-tech Food System Takes Advantage of Decay

"The food system in the industrialised world is based on mass-production, global distribution, and constant refrigeration. However, while a range of technologies protects our fresh food supply against spoilage, we manage to throw away a large share of all the food that is produced.

Aaron Vansintjan takes to the streets of Hanoi, where the Vietnamese practice a food culture based largely on fermentation. Although food spoils much faster in a tropical climate, the Vietnamese will often store it without refrigeration, and instead take advantage of controlled decay. The technology has low energy inputs and reduces food waste.

In a tropical climate, everything decays faster. Bread gets soft and mushy, milk spoils, the walls get moldy just months after a layer of fresh paint. Food poisoning is a constant concern. The heat and moisture make for an ideal breeding ground for bacteria and fungi. In this environment, you’d think people would be wary of any food product that smells funny. But in tropical Vietnam, food can get pretty pungent.

Consider rượu nếp, which is sticky rice mixed with yeast and left to ferment for several days ‘in a warm place’ — i.e. the counter. The result is a funky-smelling desert—literally rice left to rot until it turns in to a sweet wine pudding. On the 5th of May of the lunar calendar, Vietnamese people will eat rượu nếp in the morning to celebrate ‘inner parasite killing day’. Bonus: day-drunk by the time you arrive at work . . ."

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Learn to survive by savoring the rich vietnamese flavor of rotten roadkill together with a glass of rotten rice drink!
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Better than getting drunk and being dared by an lbfm buddy to eat balut....



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