Apparently, towards New York Metropolis Mayor Eric Adams’ finest efforts, it could seem the rats nonetheless do run the town.
In a sequence of photographs which have now gone viral, one NYC-based diner is accusing a preferred Korean restaurant of delivering her soup over the weekend with a lifeless rat floating inside.
Final weekend, Eunice Lee ordered meals from Gammeeok restaurant, positioned in Manhattan’s Koreatown neighborhood, one thing she says she and her husband have been doing for “over a decade.”
Upon opening their takeout order, the couple discovered the “most disgusting factor” — what gave the impression to be a lifeless rat head sitting inside a bowl of the couple’s sogogi gukbap, a spicy Korean beef soup.
“We’re doing this to unfold consciousness and hopefully be sure the fitting individuals are held accountable,” Lee wrote on her Instagram publish that displayed photographs and a video of the soup. “That could be a rat in our soup. This place stays open for operation even after we notified them. Please do not ever go there to your personal security.”
Lee informed followers that she and her husband have formally filed a lawsuit towards Hanpool Inc (which now operates as Gammeeok) and have contacted the NYC Well being Division.
Nonetheless, Gammeeok refutes the claims on their social media web page, saying it was “regrettable that public opinion has deteriorated” concerning the restaurant’s repute.
The eatery posted a clip of the soup being transferred by means of the kitchen a number of instances earlier than it was despatched out for supply by way of Ubereats.
“After we transferred the soup, we served it 4 instances with a ladle whereas the employees watched it with their eyes. If there was a mouse that huge, there is not any method I would not have missed it,” the restaurant wrote. “There may be additionally a video recording of the recording course of. We checked the entire course of of creating the soup, however we could not discover any issues.”
The restaurant additionally claimed that Lee left a unfavorable Yelp evaluate for an additional restaurant in Koreatown six years in the past that alleged there was a fly inside her meals. The evaluate has since been eliminated.
Gammeeok was most lately given a “C” score by the NYC Well being Division throughout a January 2023 inspection through which 15 sanitary violations had been issued, together with one stating that the “institution shouldn’t be freed from harborage or circumstances conducive to rodents, bugs or different pests.”
In New York Metropolis, eating places are graded on a scale of A, B, C (or a failed inspection, which ends up in closure) by the Division of Well being based mostly on unannounced inspections of every institution that happen yearly.
Lee and her husband didn’t publicly reply to the restaurant’s social media posts.
The investigation stays ongoing.