While investigating he topic of food wastage in Singapore, we got ourselves information more than what we had bargained for. One of our sources was more than happy to spill the beans of what goes on in the food industry. These were some of the juicy details he shared:
1) When roasted ducks or char siew meat are hanged overnight in the open air to make the skin crispy or dry, cockroaches climb over the food, especially in restaurants that do not pay much attention to food hygiene.
2) It is COMMON for unhappy staff to spit into your food when you offend them. Ways to offend them include being a difficult customer and placing an order just as the staff are about to knock off from work.
3) A chef at a 4 to 5 star hotel was so upset with the customer’s complaints that he added Ajinomoto in the customer’s coffee before serving it to him.
4) Some Cze Char stalls de-scale fish on the kitchen floor as it’s easy to wash the rubbish away.
5) While Pipa Roast Duck is a delectable Chinese dish, the act of someone blowing into the skin of the duck is really unhygienic but customers seldom see the product so they wouldn’t know how gross it is