Saturday, November 10, 2007

Pau Pau Pau


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I used to hang around in my dad's car workshop when I was a little girl. What to do? People play with Barbie dolls at home , I play with grease and plastic covers for the car inthe workshop. I make clothes using the plastic covers. :P

Anyway, there's this canteen next to the workshop. And every canteen of course there's an uncle canteen la.

Here's the juicy part of the story.

Once fine day, as I was playing with I don't know screwdriver or player outside my dad's workshop, the pau uncle delivered some fresh paus to Uncle canteen. And after uncle canteen paid pau delivery uncle, he used his hands to hold the pau and slowly place them into the pau steamer.

and suddenly ....


AAAACHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

He covered his face with his hands. And I saw uncle canteen FLUNG his hands apart and ..... yes, the mucus flew as well.

And he wiped his hands on his T-shirt and continued to arrange the pau nicely in the steamer.

I totaly stopped taking pau from that day onwards. Not only in Uncle Canteen's place but in other place as well. I only started to take pau few years back ( I think i have no choice that's why) but I make sure that I removed the skin of the pau before I eat it. Do you?

31 comments:

  1. Shiok shiok I remove, but mostly for the kids only.
    Wei, you PR dropped izzit? Or my toolbar is misleading?

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  2. Ewwww!! That's not gonna put me off eating pau but .... ewwww!

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  3. We usually remove the skin when eat pau,but aiks so disgusting.

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  4. Eat first, think later. LOL.

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  5. yes, i know the skin can be darn dirty & disgusting....but still eat wor, nevermind "big germ eat small germ lor"!!

    for my boys, will peel off the skin though.......

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  6. This reminds me when I saw a Wantan Mee seller, snort out his mucus with his bare hands, and then shake the mucus off onto the floor, and continued to wrap the wantons. This one didn't even bother to wipe his hands on his shirt lah.. Really yucky!

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  7. No matter what, I peel off the skin before I eat pau, without fail. Don't know why, six sense guar...heheheh

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  9. I definitely will remove the skin of the pau before eating it.

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  12. Hahaha, funny and very interesting story. Aiyoh, roti canai man also like that what. They blow their nose with style (pressing the nose with thumb and pointer and shooting the mucus into the longkang.

    Then they wipe their fingers on their rolled up sarong and continue to fling their roti canais. My aunt said, "Like that then the roti canais tastier lor".

    Yes, I do peel the skin off since I was young because my grandmother and Ah Cheh taught us to saying that many hands have touched the paus.

    Pau, pau, pau, saya mahu, mahu, mahu!!

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  14. yucks....that's horrible! i once saw this uncle whose sweat dropped into almost every bowl of noodles he served. Eeewww...i never eat there again.

    btw, i also remove the skin before eating the pau...hehehe.

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  15. You don't have to make all of us stop taking pau also ma :P

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  16. no pau from now on.

    and used to to open the outer layer too.

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  17. I st9opped eating pau for almost 4 mths after seeing bug inside my pau!!! Nowadays when i feed my son pau, i will tear the pau into many many pieces, afraid of unwanted ingredient!!! I also will peel off the skin of the pau, coz those pau seller usually don't wear glove!

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  18. etceteramommy2:32 PM

    Hmm.. I always attempt la to peel off all the skin but sometimes they are too sticky that you can't peel all out completely.. get what I mean? On that scenario, I'll just close one eye and eat it. Like Jacss said, big worm eat small worm lor :P

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  19. I will always peel the skins away. I think the skin is just to dry, doesnt taste good. Now I got even more reason to peel the pau skin. ;)

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  20. Eeyer.....Lucky I don't like the skin.

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  21. You think this is bad? In that case, you haven't heard the story of the roti canai man who came out of the toilet with shit stuck on the ring on his finger and who goes on to prepare the roti canai by pressing on the dough with his fingers, ring and all. Shit! You still dare to eat roti canai anot? Muahahahahaha.

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  22. Firehorse10:39 AM

    Yes i owes do same as u remove pau skin, thank goodness after reading this!!

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  23. I also remove the skin before I eat..I thought it is common...

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  24. since young my mom will put off the pau skin b4 let us eat :P

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  25. Everything outside is dirty, not only pau.

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  26. yeah, Judy is right..outside food is not so clean lar...sometimes have to keep one eyes lor...remove the skin lor...but hor my kids love the skins, so i hv to remove them before hand over to them, else sure they makan terus! They said skin is better taste than the filling wor...aiks!

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  27. I won't stop my hubby from peeling off the pau skin from today onwards.

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  28. Oh ya! I also peel off the skin of the paos before eating. hehehe....

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  29. Mrs.Wallace4:58 PM

    ABSOLUTELY

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  30. ewwwwww totally disgusting. i removed the skin of course definitely .. cos my mind just wondered and tot maybe the pau maker/seller scratch their bums .. and then i'm eating it ... arg!!!

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  31. Eeeeewwwkkk..!!! i also remove skin.. before i read yours. ;)

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