Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Plastic Seaweed

Be careful don't get plastic the market now....scary to hear this, right? Just check before you eat it.

Hai, What is this.........................????

My MIL bought 1 bag of seaweed last weekend in market. She cooked seaweed soup last night, but something unbelievable happened. She washed and soaked the seaweed, then found the seaweed was different from the normal seaweed she cooked even thought same smell (seaweed smell). The seaweed ...............was a PLASTIC seaweed!!!!! It is made in CHINA . The brand name, importer and distributor as per attached photo.

Pls alert if you want to cook your seaweed soup next time.

Restaurant name & Location: Selling in the market

Product: Koala Bear Brand of Seaweeds

Price: Around RM2

Reasons: Artificial seaweed made of plastic

Recommendation/Substitute: Be careful in choosing the real the seaweed.

Source: Forward mail

Friday, September 11, 2009

Sushi King The Big Bow Challenge

Terms & Conditions:

- Big Bowl is FREE of charge for participants who finish the dish (both noodles & soup) within 10 minutes.
- Participants will be charged RM38.80 should they fail to finish the big bowl within 10 minutes.
- Only one (1) big bowl per participant.
- Participants agree that they are participating at their own risk and Sushi King will not held responsible for any mishaps.

The bowl is 3X the size of N70 phone. CAN you imagine the size!!

How much is the udon and few vege worth? RM10 or RM20 at most?

Must MUST MUST...finish the noodles and soup in 10 minutes or my RM38.80 will fly off~~~

Restaurant name & Location: Sushi King Malaysia

Product: Big Bow Challenge Noodles

Price: FREE or RM38.80

Reasons: The noodle is not worth RM38.80. It is not worth risking your stomach too "Sushi King will not held responsible for any mishaps".

Recommendation/Substitute: I believe paying RM20 for a noodle that you could enjoy at your leisure.

Source: Cari Forum

Azuma Sushi Pizza

Restaurant name & Location: Azuma Japanese Restaurant, Queensbay Mall Penang

Product: Azuma Unagi and Salmon Sushi Pizza

Price: RM28

Unbalanced proportion and combination of pizza
- Too much thousand island sauce
- Thin slices of unagi and salmon (the sauce cover the all the original taste)
- Very oily deep fried rice crust (the pizza base)

Recommendation/Substitute: Other Japanese food or typical Pizza

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Please Do not eat Pangas (Dory Fish)



fish and chips! Pangas Pangas

Be careful when you buy fish and chips.

Please share this forwarded article with your family!

It is called Sutchi and I saw many housewives snatching up the fish at supermarkets as they are really reasonably priced. The fish looks good but read the article and you will be shocked.

My colleague who deals with seafood confirmed that this is true. This product is from Vietnam and unless you know the right supplier which most of us won't, so be safe!

Hi all:

Sutchi is sold in Singapore supermarkets and I've got a stinking feeling its the same thing!

To be 100% sure that we're not eating Pangas, better not order fish n chips when eating out!!

Do you eat this frozen fish called Pangas ?

( Pangasius, Vietnamese River Cobbler, White Catfish, Gray Sole )

Industrially farmed in Vietnam along the Mekong River , Pangas or whatever they're calling it, has only been recently introduced to the French market. However, in a very short amount of time, it has grown in popularity in France . The French are slurping up Pangas like it's their last meal of soup noodles. They are very, very affordable (cheap), are sold in filets with no bones and they have a neutral (bland) flavor and texture; many would compare it to cod and sole, only much cheaper. But as tasty as some people may find it, there's, in fact, something hugely unsavory about it.

I hope the information provided here will serve as very important information for you and your future choices. Here's why I think it is better left in the shops (and not on your dinner plates):
1. Pangas are teeming with high levels of poisons and bacteria. ( industrial effluents, arsenic, and toxic and hazardous by-products of the growing industrial sector, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), DDT and its metabolites (DDTs), metal contaminants, chlordane-related compounds (CHLs), hexachlorocyclohexane isomers (HCHs), and hexachlorobenzene (HCB) ).

The reasons are that the Mekong River is one of the most polluted rivers on the planet and this is where pangas are farmed and industries along the river dump chemicals and industrial waste directly into it. To Note: a friend lab tests these fish and tells us to avoid eating them due to high amounts of contamination. Regardless of the reports and recommendations against selling them, the supermarkets still sell them to the general public knowing they are contaminated.

2. They freeze Pangas in contaminated river water.

3. Pangas are not environmentally sustainable, a most unsustainable food you could possibly eat - 'Buy local' means creating the least amount of environmental harm as possible. This is the very opposite end of the spectrum of sustainable consumerism. Pangas are raised in Vietnam . Pangas are fed food that comes from Peru ( more on that below ), their hormones ( which are injected into the female Pangas ) come from China . ( More about that below ) and finally, they are transported from Vietnam to France . That's not just a giant carbon foot print, that's a carbon continent of a foot print.

4. There's nothing natural about Pangas - They're fed dead fish remnants and bones, dried and ground into a flour, from South America , manioc ( cassava ) and residue from soy and grains. This kind of nourishment doesn't even remotely resemble what they eat in nature. But what it does resemble is the method of feeding mad cows ( cows were fed cows, remember? ). What they feed pangas is completely unregulated so there are most likely other dangerous substances and hormones thrown into the mix. The pangas grow at a speed light ( practically! ) : 4 times faster than in nature¡Kso it makes you wonder what exactly is in their food? Your guess is as good as mine.

5. Pangas are Injected with Hormones Derived from Urine - I don't know how someone came up with this one out but they've discovered that if they inject female Pangas with hormones made from the dehydrated urine of pregnant women, the female Pangas grow much quicker and produce eggs faster ( one Panga can lay approximately 500,000 eggs at one time ). Essentially, they're injecting fish with hormones ( they come all of the way from a pharmaceutical company in China ) to speed up the process of growth and reproduction. That isn't good. Some of you might not mind eating fish injected with dehydrated pee, so if you don't, good for you, but just consider the rest of the reasons to NOT eat it..

6. You get what you pay for - and then some. Don't be lured in by insanely cheap price of Pangas. Is it worth risking your health and the health of your family?

7. Buying Pangas supports unscrupulous, greedy evil corporations and food conglomerates that don't care about the health and well-being of human beings. They only are concerned about selling as many pangas as possible to unsuspecting consumers. These corporations only care about selling and making more money at whatever cost to the public.

8. Pangas will make you sick - If ( for reasons in #1 above ) you don't get immediately ill with vomiting, diarrhea and effects from severe food poisoning, congratulations, you have an iron stomach! But you're still ingesting POISON not poisson.

Final important note: Because of the prodigious amount of availability of Pangas, be warned that they will certainly find their way into other foods: surimi ( those pressed fish things, imitation crab sticks), fish sticks, fish terrines, and probably in some pet foods. ( Warn your dogs and cats and hamsters and gerbils and even your pet fish! ) So, when you do your next round of shopping of frozen fish, or eating out at cafes / food stalls by choosing fish-&-chips, think twice !!

You have been warned !!!

Restaurant name & Location: Any places selling Dory Fish

Product: Dory Fish / Pangas

Price: -

Reasons: Poisonous and detrimental

Recommendation/Substitute: Any suggestion on other types of fish?

Source: Forward mail

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

KFC Shrimp StiX

Actual Size

Restaurant name & Location: KFC

Product: Shrimp Stix

Price: RM5.15 for 4 pcs

Reasons: For illusion purposes only... Purposes? To sell and make a facade of actual Shrimp Stix

Recommendation/Substitute: If you wan STIX, consider Burger King's mozzarella cheese sticks RM 3.95(3 pcs)

Source: Forward mail