Don’t we all Indians love street foods? India delivers a wide range of street foods which leaves you in the food come. These are those small little joys we are blessed with being Indian. No Street of India is complete without the street food. But while having those carving of street food here are seven tips to Eat Indian Street Food Safely because health and hygiene matters.
- Street foods are packed with spice, and salt. Give yourself a few days to adjust to the local cuisine, especially if you’re not used to spicy food.
- Follow the crowd – if the locals are avoiding a particular vendor, you should too. Also take notice of the profile of the customers – any place popular with families will probably be your safest option to get your craving fixed.
- Keep the check on the cleanliness of the utensils used by the vendors. Check how and where the vendor is cleaning the utensils, and how and where the food is covered. If the vendor is cooking in oil, have a peek to check it’s clean. If the pots or surfaces are dirty, there are food scraps about or too many buzzing flies don’t be shy to make a hasty retreat.
- Don’t be put off when you order some deep-fried snack and the cook throws it back into the wok. It’s common practice to partly cook the snacks first and then finish them off once they’ve been ordered. In fact, frying them hot again will kill any germs.
- While strolling around the juice stall, exercise caution. Have the vendor press the juice in front of you and steer clear of anything stored in a jug or served in a glass (unless you’re absolutely convinced of the washing standards).
- Unless a place is reputable (and busy), it’s best to avoid eating non-vegetarian from the street.
- Don’t be tempted by pre-sliced melon and other fruit, which may keep its luscious veneer with the regular dousing of (often dubious) water. You can always the fruit salad of uncut fruit, being cut in front of you.