Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Street Food Vendors in China use Disgusting 'Gutter Oil' From Sewers to Cook Their Food

China has been well known for being one of the tourists’ destination spot across the globe from their magnificent places and attractions to their exotic cuisines you truly will be astounded.
street foods and restaurants are likely using recycled oil from sewers to cook food served on you
But you’ll probably avoid some street foods and restaurants in China after finding out what were they really use to cook their food.
According to reliable sources, street food vendors and restaurants are using ‘Gutter Oil’ for cooking.

But what exactly is gutter oil? According to Wikipedia,
Gutter oil  is a term used in China, both Mainland and Taiwan, to describe illicit cooking oil which has been recycled from waste oil collected from sources such as restaurant fryers, sewer drains, grease traps and slaughterhouse waste.
Thus, making vendors likely to switch and use gutter oil as substitute to save some bucks since it is way cheaper compared to commercial grade cooking oil.
Man extracting gutter oil from the sewer
Although it is illegal to use the recycled oil it turns out to be pretty common in China especially on the streets where your favorite dip-fried dumplings are getting cooked.

The recycling is said undergoes a process of purification where it is processed with other animal fat through filtration or boiling. It can be hard to distinguish even when compared with clean oil since it looks and tastes alike.

Watch how they create 'Gutter Oil':
CREDITS: EliteReaders