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NYC couple claims they found a dead rat floating in their soup



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An NYC couple claims they discovered a useless rodent in soup they ordered from a preferred Koreatown restaurant over the weekend, however the eatery is dismissing that allegation as “nonsense.”

Eunice Lucero-Lee posted a collection of images and movies of what seems to be a dead black rat floating within the soup she mentioned she and her husband had delivered Saturday from Gammeeok in Manhattan.

“We ordered sogogi gukbap, which is a sort of hearty Korean beef soup,” Lucero-Lee told NewsBreak by email.

The Submit contacted Lucero-Lee, a senior editor at Hearst, for remark.

She reported submitting a lawsuit towards the restaurant, which additionally has a location in Fort Lee, NJ.

“After looking for authorized counsel, my husband and I now be happy to share one thing that occurred to us over the weekend,” Lucero-Lee wrote this week on Instagram.  

“We ordered in from a well known restaurant known as Gammeeok in Okay-City and located probably the most disgusting factor in our meals.”

She continued: “We’ve been going to this restaurant for a decade and are in any other case proud supporters of Asian delicacies and tradition. This incident is under no circumstances to gas race-based hate or prejudice, and I’ll have a problem with anybody who makes use of these posts to suit that narrative.”

Lucero-Lee mentioned the couple are sharing their claims to “unfold consciousness and hopefully be sure the proper individuals are held accountable.”

Couple finds dead rat in soup from Gammeeok, NY
The couple claims they’ve filed a lawsuit towards Gammeeok.

She additionally acknowledged she contacted the NYC well being division. On its website, the company denotes a “C” ranking for the Manhattan location.

A Jan. 18 inspection revealed a number of alleged sanitary violations, together with a meals contact floor not correctly washed, rinsed and sanitized after every use; and meals, provides, and gear not shielded from a possible supply of contamination.

The Submit reached out to the well being division and Gammeeok for remark.

In a set of Instagram posts Wednesday, the restaurant mentioned the couple’s claims don’t “make sense.”

“We’re open 24 hours, and there are a minimum of 3 or 4 folks within the kitchen always,” the restaurant wrote. “As you may see within the video, it doesn’t make sense for a rat to keep away from folks and enter a pot on a scorching fireplace.”

Gammeeok added: “Once we transferred the soup, we served it 4 occasions with a ladle whereas the workers watched it with their eyes. If there was a mouse that large, there’s no means I wouldn’t have missed it. There’s additionally a video recording of the recording course of. We checked the entire course of of constructing the soup, however we couldn’t discover any issues.”

The restaurant alleges the couple wrote a Yelp review six years in the past about discovering “a big bug” in takeout soup.

“It’s a uncommon expertise to most individuals of their entire life,” Gammeeok wrote. “They take away the assessment now. Why?”