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Have you ever sat in a horrible restaurant and started to slowly wonder what's going on behind closed doors? Are there animals anywhere, is everybody washing their hands, are the ingredients being used in date - can they even cook?
You might be thinking I've been to some absolute dives and you'd probably be right.
But there's one thing wondering what's going on in the kitchen and then there's another when you see it for yourself. Like this restaurant in Kuala Lumpur, western Malaysia, where staff have been washing plates in a dirty puddle.
Yup, a dirty puddle, the ones you may see a stray dog drink from or thousands of cars drive through. Hygiene at it's best.
This footage shows staff at the side of the road near the popular restaurant (we'll see how long that lasts) in the Bangsar suburb of the city.
The restaurant has been identified as 'Raj's Banana Leaf' and we're not going to lie, we'd probably give it a bash.
But now the 'popular' eating spot has been threatened with closure after the footage was posted online. They've only been threatened? Oh c'mon, where's the Food Standards Agency at that closed down my fave Chinese because of a pesky mouse?
Kuala Lumpur mayor, Tan Sri Mhd Amin Nordin Abdul Aziz, said the restaurant would be shut until it adhered to city council regulations.
The restaurant has now issued an apology over the clip of the unnamed workers doing the 'washing up'.
A spokesman for the restaurant said: "We would like to apologise for an unfortunate incident by our newly recruited staffs at our Bangsar outlet recently.
"This has never happened before, and should not have happened." Yeah, whatever you say, mate.
The spokesperson continued: "We also want to assure you that Raj's Banana Leaf consistently passes the
health inspections conducted regularly.
"We are very sorry for the regrettable actions by our new staff and understand that is not acceptable." Well we doubt the regulars will be thrilled.
Local media report that the restaurant has taken strict action against the staff members in the video. Looks like there will be some jobs knocking around then, any takers?
Management says hygiene and cleanliness are their top priorities and they will be monitoring the kitchen attentively.
The restaurant says it will now give away complimentary 'buka puasa' dinners to apologise to customers between 7:30pm and 9:30pm tonight - best get your skates on.
They've let us down but most importantly, they've let themselves down and that will cut deep.
Featured Image Credit: Asia Wire
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