India: Watch what you eat

Posted by Fodor's Editors on November 06, 2010 at 2:00:00 AM EDT | Post a Comment
Don’t eat from street vendors. Stay away from uncooked or cold food and unpasteurized milk and milk products. Avoid raw vegetables and fruit, even those that have been peeled. Raw produce served at luxury hotels is mostly hygienic, but many buffets and salad bars soak produce in an iodine preparation to kill parasites; ask the waiter about this before you indulge. Drink only water that has been bottled or boiled for at least 10 minutes; avoid tap water, ice, fruit juices, or drinks to which water has been added. Buy bottled water from a reputable shop and turn down offers of "filtered" or "aquaguard" water; it may have been filtered to take out particles but not purified to kill parasites.
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  • kothianandam on Dec 2, 11 at 04:48 AM

    Indian food should only be consumed at the reputed food joints. Well there are several hawkers and street food is also very famous. But not all of them provide the good quality of eatables hence are preferred to be avoided. Better to go cautious about the clean surroundings where you plan your meal.