A customer’s video clip of maggots feasting on noodles in a Shabushi buffet restaurant in Bangkok went viral on YouTube Thursday, with over 279,000 views by Friday morning, says a Bangkok Post report.
The customer says she was eating at the Shabushi in Central Ladprao when some soba noodles fell on the table. She then saw a cluster of writhing maggots feasting on the noodles.
She took several photos and recorded a short video clip of the maggots, then paid her restaurant bill and left immediately.
The video clip was uploaded on YouTube on Wednesday, and later shared on the Pantip.com web board.
On YouTube, she wrote that the maggots did not come out of the electric table-embedded heater, but came from the tableside.
“I didn’t think the video and photos will be widely shared. I initially post them on Instagram and Facebook but my friend asked me to post the video on YouTube as well,” she wrote.
The Shabushi restaurant chain is owned by Oishi Group, which is Thailand’s leading Japanese restaurant operator.
A letter of apology to customers was issued by Oishi Group on Thursday afternoon, saying it was very sorry for the incident in Shabushi at Central Ladprao because the company “has always adhered to the principles of quality of product, quality of service and cleanliness.”
Oishi has instructed its staff and relevant agencies to urgently investigate the matter. Image/BangkokPost.com