A male diner in a restaurant in China was shocked to silence when, after he complained to a waitress over a cockroach he found in his salad, she picked it up and ate it.
43-year old businessman Zhang Yen called over 39-year old Jin Kuo to complain about the roach in his salad, only for Jin to tell him that finding insects in food is common and not harmful to health.
‘No matter which restaurant you go to, you will always find cockroaches in the food. It is very normal,’ she told Zheng.
When Zhang sarcastically dared her to prove her words by action, she picked up the insect with her fingers and tossed it into her mouth, leaving him and other customers shocked. The only thing Zheng could do was to pay his bill and walk away, shaking his head.
Local reports say Ms Jin received a pay cut from her employers as punishment. The restaurant has also apologized over the incident.
This is not the first time something like this has happened in China this year: In May, a female restaurant owner ate a condom found inside a female diner’s food to avoid an argument.