Skip to comments.Worms in Steak at Sharjah Restaurant
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 chains Chili's outlet at Sharjahs 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.
Extra protein at no additional charge.
What’s not to like?
To Klingons they’re a delicacy...as long as they’re still alive.
Please don't shout,
and wave it about.
Or the rest will be wanting some too.
"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!"
In some countries, bugs are a delicacy.
I think Thailand is one.
I guess worms ain’t ‘halal’.
Learned sumpin new today!
I bet they failed to mention it was pork also.
I don’t believe this story. Something is wrong. Not a Chili’s.
Just another ‘dead beat’ trying to get out of paying. Eat you meal and pay-up!
He whipped out his cell phone and tooki pictures...where are they? This story is very very phishy!!!!
Yeah, I quit eating there myself because of the worms.
Never been to Chili’s in Dubai, but I have been to TGIT, their version of TGIF since their weekend starts on Thursday.
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.
LOL. Even with the worms, it's still better than an Appleby's.
Nobody is allowed to mess with Chili’s. Best ribs for a multiple store system.
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.
I guess it can happen anytime - anywhere.
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:
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