26 Feb '14, 4am

The dirty secret behind economic rice that you eat at kopitiams

The dirty secret behind economic rice that you eat at kopitiams

A blogger has revealed what goes on at mixed vegetables rice stalls when it comes to the preparation of food, and why we should be wary of what we eat. Also known as economic rice, 'zhup cai bng' or 'chap fan' stalls, they are commonly found at hawker centres, food courts and coffee shops in Singapore. The blogger's information comes from his 72-year-old mother, who has been working at a chain mixed vegetables rice for some time. He wrote on his blog at gintai.wordpress.com: "Basically, a typical vegetable stall in a HDB coffee shop is manned by 3 persons. The main player will be the cook who is the in-charge of the food stall. He is assisted by one staff in the morning and another in the afternoon until it closes for the day. "Understandably, the in-charge works extra hard with the longest hours operating from about 8am till 9pm catering to the lunch and dinner customers....

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