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Bamboo steamers against health code in California?

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Bamboo steamers against health code in California?

mochamoto | Mar 13, 2009 12:51 PM

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From my understanding, it is due to health standard in U.S. DTF in Taipei obtains fresh (Unfrozen) pork daily, and they are allow to use the traditional bamboo steamer basket. In U.S. it would be difficult to obtain unfrozen pork, and also the health standard does not allow DTF in Arcadia or any restaruant to use bamboo steamer basket to serve customers. Next time note what the steamer basket is made of. Of couse the unfrozen pork versus frozen pork meat will impact the taste far more than bamboo versus stainless steel steamer basket.

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