[quote=“Tempo Gain”][quote=“Deuce Dropper”]
This whole thread is retarded, Taiwan is one generation removed from the days when everyone lived in filth and the cities were giant toilets.
It will take at least another generation clean up every little restaurant, we certainly don’t need a bunch of uppity whities doing their ‘civic duty’ and putting small business owners out of business.
Like Elvis Hendrix alluded to, do the eye ball test, if it looks nasty, move on.[/quote]
The fact that there is a telephone line willing to handle such complaints and government agencies that will follow up on them points out the falsity of this viewpoint.
It may take a generation, but if no one ever says anything it will never happen. The “uppity whites” in question live here as well and have as much a stake as anyone else in seeing positive change here.[/quote]
yes and no, us ‘uppity whities’ are for the most part seasoned travelers and we all know the rules of how to dine. If you can see them cook it, if there is a crowd, it is likely safe, if it looks nasty walk away. Personally I gave up the ‘shit in a tray’ merchants a long time ago, and if foreigners insist on eating at the nastiest of the nasty then they get what they deserve.
I like to think Darwin wins in this game. Dumb people make stupid decisions and get sick, bad restaurants fade into extinction or over time lose their business to cleaner, modern establishments. Survival of the fittest.
The Chinese have been living in filth for 5000 years, do you honestly think you can fix it with a few complaints? Go to a Chinatown in a big Western city, it is a festering sewer with garbage piled high everywhere and grime on the sidewalks. That is just how they roll.
Regarding the tainted milk, stop me if I am wrong, but that had nothing to do with restaurant hygiene, so please stop referring to that as your main argument.