Search form

Login - Register | FOLLOW US ON

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - What are the effects that provide to the customers who eating along the street food?

What are the effects that provide to the customers who eating along the street food?

Youth forum
What are the effects that provide to the customers who eating along the street food?

Phorn Chandara, 21,
(year 2 student at Institute de Technologice du Cambodge)
Eating food from street vendors has its pros and cons. Customers could have a bad experience if the food is spoiled. Moreover, it’s often unsafe to eat on the street when the traffic is heavy. On the other hand, street vendors supply food we like at an acceptable cost related to our living standard.

Gov Sivgech, 23,
(third year student at Royal University of Law and Economics)
Even though I’m one of those people who eat food on the street, I strongly agree that it can have disadvantages. Hygiene is often an issue if the dishes and tools the vendor is using are dirty. In addition, because of the competition among street vendors, some of them have to sell out-of-date food such as re-heated chicken wings. These factors can certainly have an effect on customers’ health.

Sok Chhivsrun, 21,
(year 1 student at PUC)
One big advantage of eating food from street stalls is that it’s cheap, so anyone can afford it. But it can have many disadvantages, such as dust and dirt from the road, flies all over the food, the disorganised state of the stalls and messy plates. And when you eat something that is cheap, other people will sometimes look down on you.


(year 2 student at Royal University of Law and Economics)
Eating food along the street has both advantages and disadvantages. The advantages are that it’s usually delicious, it’s cheap, and it’s easy to find. On the other side of the coin, diarrhoea, vomiting and other illnesses can result from eating street food. Sometimes food for sale along the street doesn’t contain a virus but  becomes contaminated by dirt from the road.

Thou Vann, 29,
Food vendor
In my opinion, eating street food can have some negative aspects such as a lack of cleanliness, but that applies only to some sellers.  As a street vendor, I make sure I prepare my food properly, and that the service I provide is acceptable to my customers. The prices I charge must also be suitable for my customers.



Please, login or register to post a comment

Latest Video

Turkish Embassy calls for closure of Zaman schools

With an attempted coup against the government of President Recep Erdogan quashed only days ago and more than 7,000 alleged conspirators now under arrest, the Turkish ambassador to Cambodia yesterday pressed the govern

CNRP lawmakers beaten

Two opposition lawmakers, Nhay Chamroeun and Kong Sakphea were beaten unconscious during protests in Phnom Penh, as over a thousand protesters descended upon the National Assembly.

Student authors discuss "The Cambodian Economy"

Student authors discuss "The Cambodian Economy"

Students at Phnom Penh's Liger Learning Center have written and published a new book, "The Cambodian Economy".