Although you’ve been trying your entire life to not judge anyone or anything based on appearances, this is where you should make an exception. If the items in a stall look spoiled and rotten, it’s better move along and continue searching. When buying any kind of meat, make sure to check its smell, color, and texture. You can tell that the meat is fresh if it doesn’t have foul-smelling odor and has a vibrant color and if its meat fiber isn’t falling apart. As for fruits and vegetables, opt for the ones that are brightly-colored and are firm but not hard.
Shopping in Philippine wet markets for the beginners (and the oblivious) might become a challenge but these tips and tricks will make your mission easy, breezy, and even enjoyable.
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