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Worms in Steak at Sharjah Restaurant
Emirates 24/7 ^ | Saturday, July 23, 2011

Posted on 07/23/2011 1:59:10 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Restaurant fined; Municipality says no tolerance with eating outlets that do not comply with rules

A man who fancied a steak meal went to a famous food chain’s Chili's outlet at Sharjah’s Sahara Centre (Dubai) and ordered one.

As the dish was served, his hunger instantly turned into disgust as there were worms in the plate.

Infuriated, Bahaa Hijazi quickly took shots of the plate with his mobile phone, summoned the restaurant manager and protested.

The manager said sorry and simply offered him another free meal.

“But of course I refused and told him it is not a matter of another meal… it has to do with negligence and unhygienic practices at the restaurant,” Hijazi said, quoted by the Arabic language daily Emirat Alyoum on Saturday.

“I made clear to him that there should be an investigation and those responsible for this must be punished… I then called the Sharjah Municipality.”

Hijazi said a municipal inspector who came to the restaurant later met the manager, talked to him and fined him.

“This is not enough… the inspector did not bother take the normal procedures in such cases and enter the restaurant to check storage and the workers… I feel there the fine was not enough and stricter measures must be taken.”

But Emirat Alyoum quoted health director at the municipality, Shada Al Mualla, as saying there would be no tolerance with any eating outlet that does not comply with health rules and that it takes consumer complaints very seriously.

“As for the restaurant, our inspector did go inside the restaurant and made sure all foodstuffs are stored properly,” she said.

“This is the first time that we have penalised that restaurant…but in case the offence is repeated, we will take strict measures that could involve closure.”


TOPICS: Food; Miscellaneous; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: dubai

1 posted on 07/23/2011 1:59:15 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Extra protein at no additional charge.

What’s not to like?


2 posted on 07/23/2011 2:02:02 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: nascarnation

To Klingons they’re a delicacy...as long as they’re still alive.


3 posted on 07/23/2011 2:04:49 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Oh, well, any excuse to buy a new gun is good enough for me.)
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To: nickcarraway
there were worms in the plate...The manager said:

Please don't shout,
and wave it about.
Or the rest will be wanting some too.

4 posted on 07/23/2011 2:16:55 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER ( I love the smell of burning Hope & Change in the morning.)
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To: nickcarraway

"Waiter....there are snails on her plate....You would think that in a fancy restaurant at these prices you could keep the snails off the food! There are so many snails there you can't even see the food! Now take those away and bring us those melted cheese sandwich appetizers you talked me out of!"

5 posted on 07/23/2011 2:19:58 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: nickcarraway

In some countries, bugs are a delicacy.

I think Thailand is one.


6 posted on 07/23/2011 2:26:43 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: nickcarraway
Italian Butcher Arrested for Selling Decade-Old Meat
7 posted on 07/23/2011 2:27:36 PM PDT by camerongood210
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To: nickcarraway

I guess worms ain’t ‘halal’.

Learned sumpin new today!


8 posted on 07/23/2011 2:32:36 PM PDT by ozark hilljilly (Tick tick tick....)
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To: ozark hilljilly

I bet they failed to mention it was pork also.


9 posted on 07/23/2011 2:49:05 PM PDT by chuckles
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To: nickcarraway

I don’t believe this story. Something is wrong. Not a Chili’s.


10 posted on 07/23/2011 2:55:04 PM PDT by AGreatPer (Support the troops. Every Friday night at Walter Reed.)
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To: nickcarraway

Just another ‘dead beat’ trying to get out of paying. Eat you meal and pay-up!


11 posted on 07/23/2011 3:30:06 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: nickcarraway

He whipped out his cell phone and tooki pictures...where are they? This story is very very phishy!!!!


12 posted on 07/23/2011 3:33:52 PM PDT by ontap
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Yeah, I quit eating there myself because of the worms.


13 posted on 07/23/2011 3:36:12 PM PDT by BipolarBob (Yes I backed over the vampire but I swear I didn't see him in the rearview mirror.)
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To: nickcarraway

Never been to Chili’s in Dubai, but I have been to TGIT, their version of TGIF since their weekend starts on Thursday.


14 posted on 07/23/2011 3:54:02 PM PDT by Eagle Eye (A blind clock finds a nut at least twice a day.)
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To: AGreatPer
I don’t believe this story. Something is wrong. Not a Chili’s.

Maybe they meant "Olive Garden" rather than "Chili's." I had a cute little worm in my salad once, at an "Olive Garden." When I complained to the manager, he took immediate action - he carefully removed the worm from my salad.

15 posted on 07/23/2011 4:11:34 PM PDT by Ocean Ranger ('unrestricted ocean operations')
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To: AGreatPer
I don’t believe this story. Something is wrong. Not a Chili’s.

LOL. Even with the worms, it's still better than an Appleby's.

16 posted on 07/23/2011 4:20:21 PM PDT by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: SIDENET; Ocean Ranger

Nobody is allowed to mess with Chili’s. Best ribs for a multiple store system.


17 posted on 07/23/2011 4:30:53 PM PDT by AGreatPer (Support the troops. Every Friday night at Walter Reed.)
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To: AGreatPer

Some years ago I was stationed in Rome. There was a restaurant on the Via Cassia that was regularly frequented by Embassy personnel because of its food and ambience. One Sunday afternoon my boss’ daughter was getting ready to dig into her veal dish. When she cut the chop open, some worms were see crawling in the meat. She bolted for the door, followed closely by her family. None of us ever went back to that restaurant.


18 posted on 07/23/2011 8:52:31 PM PDT by Ax
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To: Ax
You have me looking every time now Ax.

I guess it can happen anytime - anywhere.

19 posted on 07/23/2011 9:29:39 PM PDT by AGreatPer (Support the troops. Every Friday night at Walter Reed.)
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To: GeronL
In some countries, bugs are a delicacy.

Italy:

Casu Marzu

 

Derived from Pecorino Sardo, casu marzu goes beyond typical fermentation to a stage most would consider to be decomposition, brought about by the digestive action of the larvae of the cheese fly, Piophila casei. These larvae are deliberately introduced to the cheese, promoting an advanced level of fermentation and breaking down the cheese’s fats. The texture of the cheese becomes very soft, with some liquid (called “lagrima”, from the Sardinian for “tears”) seeping out. The larvae themselves appear as transparent, white worms, about 8 mm (1/3 inch) long. When disturbed, the larvae can jump for distances up to 15 cm (6 inches), prompting recommendations of eye protection for those eating the cheese. Some people clear the larvae from the cheese before consuming; others do not.

Appearance and taste Yaroslav Trofimov, writing in the August 23, 2000 edition of The Wall Street Journal, describes the cheese as “a viscous, pungent goo that burns the tongue and can affect other parts of the body”. Susan Herrmann Loomis reports an encounter (in a 2002 Bon Appétit article):

“He grabbed a piece of pane carasau, the traditional flatbread of Sardinia, rinsed it quickly under water to soften it and went to a large glass jar on a side table. He opened the jar, scooped out a mound of what looked like thick cream, and folded the bread around it. …When he was finished I asked what he had eaten, and he got up to show me. Inside the jar was pecorino, busy with small, white worms. I’d heard about this cheese, but this was the first time I’d gotten so close. … A friend of his … said, ‘It’s formaggio marcio [literally, “rotten cheese”], cheese with worms. It’s a delicacy. It’s the most beautiful gift you can give a Sardinian shepherd.’”

The cheese is typically consumed with Sardinian bread (pane carasau) and Cannonau, a strong red wine. 

Also check this delicacy out:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milbenk%C3%A4se

20 posted on 07/23/2011 10:03:26 PM PDT by James C. Bennett (An Australian.)
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To: AGreatPer
(Singing)

Chili's, baby back ribs...barbecue style...

21 posted on 07/23/2011 11:39:49 PM PDT by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: James C. Bennett

dude.

dude!!!

That looks like vomit!!


22 posted on 07/24/2011 12:07:30 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: AGreatPer
Nobody is allowed to mess with Chili’s. Best ribs for a multiple store system.

I'm kind of partial to the ribs from Logan's Roadhouse in El Paso. When a friend tried the Logan's in Tulsa, however, he was unimpressed. By the way, no worms (with the possible exception of a few extreme liberals traveling in cognito) were observed at either location.

23 posted on 07/24/2011 12:12:44 PM PDT by Ocean Ranger ('unrestricted ocean operations')
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To: Eagle Eye
Never been to Chili’s in Dubai, but I have been to TGIT, their version of TGIF since their weekend starts on Thursday.

Have you ever tried that middle-east sports bar chain based on "Hooters?" The women are in burkhas and the place is called "Peepers."

24 posted on 07/24/2011 12:26:05 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: GeronL; James C. Bennett
That looks like vomit!

Where are your manners? I'm sure it's very nice vomit.

25 posted on 07/24/2011 12:28:23 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: Grizzled Bear

lol


26 posted on 07/24/2011 12:37:40 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Grizzled Bear; GeronL

LOL!


27 posted on 07/24/2011 7:42:02 PM PDT by James C. Bennett (An Australian.)
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