Thursday, February 15, 2007

和记包?NO THANKS!

never going back to 和记包 again. ever.

haven't been up nice and early in the morning for breakfast in a long while. today being day one of my chinese new year leave, i decided to make an effort to wake up in time for a hearty dim sum breakfast at 和记包, opp lor 27 geylang road (near aljunied mrt station).

my friend and i ordered the usual: har gao, siu mai, 肠粉, 叉烧包 etc. 5 min later our orders arrived, and we began to eat. my friend chose to work on the siu mai first, while i went straight for the har gao (which was too dry for my liking). after finishing my 1st har gao, i took a bite of siu mai. while chewing, i noticed this alien looking strand of what i thought was thread sticking out from under another siu mai that was still untouched, so i used my chopsticks to try and remove it. i flipped the siu mai over...and...

to my absolute ultimate horror, there lay the flattened corpse of a cockroach, wedged firmly into the base of the otherwise perfectly edible siu mai. my immediate (un-ladylike) reaction was to spit the siu mai in my mouth, and fight back a strong urge to puke. oh my goodness. this is just plain disgusting.

too shocked to kick up a big fuss (and to remember to take a picture of the horrifying sight), i simply called the waitress to give me a refund for the siew mai. sigh. what was i thinking of? why didn't i ask for a refund of everything and leave? why didn't i at least scream "aaaaah! cockroach!" and let all the other patrons know that their siew mai weren't exactly safe to eat? well, guess i was just too sickened.

our wonderful breakfast ruined, we spent the rest of our time obsessively prying open every single bao and har gao and 肠粉 to make sure that there were no alien creatures.

so, let this be a precautionary note...if u happen to patronise 和记包, eat at your own risk. but i'm definitely not going back there in future...not like i'm missing out on much anyway; the food ain't that great.

43 comments:

Kai Yin said...

omg! that must be a bad experience!!
should have leave and not pay for anything.. =p

wee said...

Oh dear! How terrible! Hope you didn't get a bad stomach from the meal.

stripe said...

I'll call Ministry of Health! And if I were in America, I'll sue! Actually, come to think of it, you could bring the whole company down! ...Okay, I have more mean bones than you do... I believe that kitchen must be so bad that even the cockroach died before it got a chance to scare you ALIVE! And the rest of its alliance had long ago fleed that horrible place since!

Anonymous said...

aiyo! there's terrible.. if i'm you i think i'll not be able to eat for the rest of day n like u i'm going to pry every food i'm digging into.. yucks!

already the sight of coackroaches can make me run as fast as forest gump imagine to find roaches inside the food.. DOUBLE YUCKS!!!

jason said...

i noe of that place since young.. admitedly their bao isnt as gd as last time le... im shocked to read about ur experience.. hmm think thats it bah... thanks for informing us :)

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Kaiz said...

Oh SICK! Didn't know their standard drop to SO low. In the past, their food was good... but their standard dropped a lot recently and now this..

haiz.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

when i found a vegetable worm in my fishball soup last time, i asked for a refund and left!!!

its cockroach!!!! u shld have complaint and make a big fuss! they should get a C or D for thier stall rating...

Wilson said...

If you did take a picture of that cockroach in your food, you should let NEA know.

This is defnitely poor hygiene....

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Anonymous said...

hey peifen

my colleague kena stomache big time and MC for a few days after eating he ji bao two weeks ago.. after reading your blog.. i know why liao.

what a bad experience you encountered!! :(

- sharon

Ah Yong said...

omg! no wonder u wasnt on air on wed...must be on leave...

how come this type of thing always happen to u? so suay de...

must go "bai bai"..u got fan tai shui this year??

Eileen. 静 said...

you should have reported them...
get the authorities to check on them!

goodness ..thats really bad..

i only ate there once..and never quite like the dim sum.

mR sOuLess said...

hi,if i were u i'll call the MOH on the spot....i noe it was rather bad but for the sake of hygiene =)
btw i love ur show 'simple is nice'is the title correct??i tink so ba...take care

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xdd_rulz said...

huh?!!how can..haix..realli ah..horrible.lucky the cockroach wasn't IN the siew mai.haha

twentyseven05 said...

Wat THE?! thank goodness it wasn't under YOUR siew mai. u've done us a lot of favour by exposing their evil deeds! GROSSED OUT!

Anonymous said...

waaah. for me i will definitely kick a super big fuss and ask for a refund for the entire meal. omgzz.

☆秋☆ said...

oh my god. i ate there a few times before and i din notice anythg wrong with the food. or was i too engrossed eating to notice??!!

SHERMAINE said...

hm..thats horrible lor..haha..hope that that things will not happen anymore in your life..haha...or.. everybody who is around you, supporting you will be unhappy de...and blaming the person who serve the food!!thx 4 informing everybody not to go there and eat..xD.HAPPY NEW YEAR to you too!!

-zh!- said...

Wee.. * yr new blogskin is -V- nice.. kekex.. o btw wat a bad experience for u ...hahas.. early in the morning have to see those creepy crawiles.. hope it does not affect yr mood.. :P btw.. happy new yr ~

Smile Aways said...

hello pei fen..long time no see..
wah..u go aljunied dere ah..hmmz..was working along dere..but dunno where's tad place..but aniwae won't go dere liao..cos i nt working dere le..bleh..if got time hor...can jio u out ma? bleh..jingyi here..

kane said...

Peifen, hope everything is fine after eating that siu mai. Seems like it is a trauma, hope u are fine. What a way to go on leave.

Hmmm I think not complaining is not a bad thing, although complaining is not wrong either. From this I say that Peifen is a kindred spirit who forgives.

Seasons said...

Hmmz ? nice blogskins! hahax

sUmmergaLz said...

wow..if i were u i just ask for refund and go off. I wont even dare to eat it..sO sad for u that u had a so sad morning..

Anonymous said...

Wat can i say, that's really a "great" way to kick start ur new yr. Mayb u can enrol for Fear Factor after this experience. Jus kidding. Anyway Gong Xi Fa Cai.

Anonymous said...

Wat can i say, that's really a "great" way to kick start ur new yr. Mayb u can enrol for Fear Factor after this experience. Jus kidding. Anyway Gong Xi Fa Cai.

Anonymous said...

So terrible!!cant imagine man..yucks!!hope ya dun suffer frm siumai-phobia wor..haha!!seriously no he ji bao anymore..wouldnt wan to risk it..

Anonymous said...

this is like the kenny rogers case... for them.. this found a LIVE COCKROACH in their pita... eww!!!

Shadow said...

Ouch.. the whole batch (they steam the stuff together) is ruined!

You should lodge an official complain thou..

let's hope none of these happens to u again..


May the stars watch over you.

Anonymous said...

Almak,

Where's the body ? It might still be in another siu mai......ahhhhhh

Anonymous said...

Goodness. O_O
That's plain horrible. =X

~ YiEn-Shawn~ said...

As long as nothing happen jiu hao ...

zerotimesone said...

woah? and to think i used to go he ji bao.

lol. now its making me think twice before going there again.

next time im there

'auntie, one long of siu mai.dun add cockroach ;D'

angela said...

oh no. anyway, the yum cha at the central area also nto as yummy. somehow didnt live to what it was suppose to be

Tan said...
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Tan said...

Just thinking about it gave me the Shivers and Jitters... I have quite similar experiences before and it makes me think thrice before consuming anything again!

MINHUI said...

i used to study around there and would go to the bus stop outside the he ji bao. me and my friends would occasionally see rats and cockroaches around that area.

do consider where the food stall is located next time. like this he ji bao, by the road. :D

and hope you didnt get traumatised by that cockroach until you dare not touch siewmai. (:

take care! ^^

Wee Siong said...

U ate roaches and u actually paid for the meal... wat are u thinking??

wanna eat dim sum got so many place to go... need recommendations just look for me lor!

StupidGenius said...

so nice of you. After complaining about a cockcroach in the siew mai, you can still sit down and eat the rest of the stuff. :P

Anyway, I've always think nothing much of their dim sum. Across the road at around Lor 17 got 1 store the canto name sounds like 126 in English. Their dim sum much better I think.

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