Recently, I have been meeting a lot of cancer patients and sadly, one gets cancer even with good eating habits. However, I am always reminded of what foods to avoid and though I know cockles and shellfish are some of the most ‘toxic’ stuffs, I sometimes give in to temptations.
In as much as I want to stick with healthy eating, there are occasion when I tell myself that ‘eat or not eat, also die’ so I eat.
So, I still have that occasional lok-lok. These are tiny sticks of different kind of foods strung on bamboo sticks, dipped into a boiling pot of water and then, dunk into various sauces.
Though I try to stick to the more ‘natural’ foods like the above fish cake wrapped around coriander leaves (yummmm), I must have a stick or two of bloodied cockles and liver.
Some good lok-lok stalls or pushcarts have so many types of sauces like tomyam, satay, super hot green chillies, sweet sauce and garlic and lime chillies sauce.
I just hope that one day, I don’t regret having those sticks of possibly cancer causing foods like the cockles and livers.