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Published:July 19th, 2014 11:35 EST

Waitress in China Eats Cockroach in Front of Diners After Complaint

By Robert Paul Reyes

"A businessman, Zhang Yen, who was dining at a hotel restaurant in Chengdu was not pleased when he found a cockroach in his salad and he made his opinion known.

His server, Jin Kuo, informed him that finding the bug in his food was `completely normal.`

To show that she meant what she said, the 39-year-old snatched up the roach and swallowed it whole. Thanks to a customer who picked up a cellphone, the entire incident was captured on camera."


Finding a hair in your soup is cause for mild consternation, but finding a cockroach in your salad is grounds for a lawsuit.

When the businessman complained to the waitress about the cockroach in his salad, she replied: No matter which restaurant you go to, you will always find cockroaches in the food. It is very normal. The customer wasn`t satisfied with her reply and he continued to voice his objections. The waitress quickly ended the debate by eating the cockroach in front of the customer in the crowded restaurant.

Yen paid his bill, and walked away. I hope there`s a Chinese version of Yelp.

I would strongly urge Westerners vacationing in China to be very choosy about which restaurants to patronize. If you`re eating what you think is Sweet and Sour Chicken and you complain there`s a flea in your meal, don`t be surprised if the waitress replies: No matter which restaurant you go to, you will always find fleas in your dog meat.

If you`re eating at a Chinese dining establishment in America you worry if your meal contains MSG, but if you dine at a restaurant in China you worry if your dinner contains lead or arsenic.

Bottom Line: Don`t visit the child labor capital of the world, but if you insist on going to China for God`s fast for the duration of your vacation.

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