When STOMPer Amelia and her friend dined at a Korean restaurant over the weekend, they found 'extra ingredients' in the food they ordered. There was a metal object in their rice and flies in their fruit juice, but the manager said it was 'normal'.
Said Amelia of her dining experience:
"It was supposed to be a happy weekend lunch with my friend at Han Sang Korean Family Restaurant at Square 2 but it turned out to be a shocking experience!
"We found a piece of a stainless steel scrubber (the metal scrubber we use in our homes to scrub off stains) in the purple rice (refer to picture) they served as well as flies in the fruit juice we ordered.
"The metal strip even penetrated the rice.
"It is my second visit and also last after seeing the two things in our food.
"Appalled by the items found in our food, we called for the manager. He apologised for the items found in the rice and offered to replace the bowl of rice for another which we rejected. No further explanation or clarification was made.
"Thereafter, we poured the fruit juice into an empty bowl to show him the fly in the juice. He seemed nonchalent and his reply was, 'It is normal to find flies in the juice as they may have fallen into your drinks'.
"I was offended by his explanation. Does it mean that I have to take it as it is? Consumers are paying more than what they're paying in hawker centres for something better and I am told to accept the little fly?
"The fly is a small issue but my MAIN concern is, it is lucky that the bowl of rice was consumed by an adult. What if, the food had been fed to a toddler? They may not be able to spit it out and might have swallowed it.
"Wouldn't it be disastrous if such a thing had happened? Be it to an adult or child."