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with wong kei in china town. not sure why
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it's all about that chilli sauce and how mean they are when i ask for a glass of lemonade. hygiene be damned. for some reason.
oh never mind
there were a few people bitching about the quality of the house wine
there's no point to this story
nice username to thread correlation
because of personal experience of how it's done. My dad owns a deli and they had their inspection one day- everything was fine, except for one thing - the inspector thought that a sink was too far away from a food prep area to be regularly used by staff (it was in the same room). My dad pointed out that it was regularly used, despite the fact it involved all of a couple of steps, but the inspector wouldn't budge. The worst part was, the guy didn't even have to get a tape measure out and say how much it was out by - he could entirely use his own judgement. So they only got a four star rating, until they could pay for a refit of the kitchen to move the sink a few feet, then wait for whenever their next inspection might be.
Having said that, a one star would mean some pretty grievous errors - though if they were that bad, they'd have to shut it down, right?
When I worked at a local paper, I found a caterer with a one-star rating and facing loads of fines, did a story on them, the usual.
Looked in our paper that week at a story we'd done promoting our forthcoming community awards - guess who was providing the food?
How we laughed.
Here's an opportunity to read a small bit about it before it fades out.
In all honesty, the food is so unnaturally salty that I don't think bacteria would be capable of surviving on it.
known to cause headaches and sudden death syndrome
you were defo joking.
an Indian restaurant I use regularly has just received a 1* hygiene rating.
BUT IT TASTES SO GOOD!
Gutted. I love a montaz.
A sushi place I used to live near got a 1⋆ rating. I'd eaten there regularly for at least 2 years and almost always ordered uncooked fish without any ill-effects, so I decided the star ratings were probably bollocks.
5* YA ALL
she didn't even look at my kitchen, just asked if I washed my hands and use a dishwasher...I had to write up a diary about throwing away out of date stuff/allergy awareness.
so you'd have to be pretty bad to be 1* I would imagine - or not have enough grasp of english to get what you are being asked maybe
but how many places awarded 0 or 1 out of 5 are going to put their sticker up proudly - unless you look them up on the FSA website you'll never know, and who's going to go to that effort every time you eat out/order takeaway?
"In England and Northern Ireland, when you eat out or shop for food, you might see a sticker in the window or on the door, or a certificate on display, showing you the hygiene rating for that business. Businesses are encouraged to display these stickers and certificates at their premises in a place where you can easily see them when you visit. In Wales, from 28 November 2013, those businesses who receive a new FHRS sticker that includes the Welsh Government logo will have to display it in a prominent place – such as the front door, entrance or window and provide information on their rating verbally, if asked."
I mean, what corners are they cutting not to get 5 stars? Surely everywhere should be 5 stars?
And if you feel weird at hygiene practices in some establishments, then you should know that I worked at a place with a top rating, and saw some TERRIBLE things happen in the kitchen. Once we did an entire evening service with no hot running water. Imagine how good the washing up was that evening.
If they were a genuine health risk they wouldn't receive a score and would be indeterminately closed down wouldn't they?
So yeah probably would
I mean, a 1/5 is still a pass, right? It means someone's come in and inspected it and found it fit enough to stay open and carry on selling food to humans. Anything else is a bonus.
So yes in blind and happy ignorance.
and the populace kicked into gear at this nannying of us all and packed the place out for weeks lapping up the food. This had the unfortunate effect of the brewery taking the pub off the landlady out of shame.
a town whose appearances reflects it accurately
and say that to our (my) face (collective ears) http://www.ilkcam.com/2002/020414/02041402.jpg
Not only can you taste the shawarma is genuine lamb, you can even taste the rosemary it's seasoned with. NOT what I want. They don't even have garlic sauce.
I walk the extra 5-10mins and get a proper meat&chips from a place that knows how to do it (almost*) properly.
*they still don't give me tomato & onion on top, but I can add that at home
but obviously that is very dull so doesn't get mentioned when the local paper does its annual rundown of OMG DEATH TRAP RESTAURANTS IN YOUR AREA
and has a few tales to tell. A one star rating may be for something like there is no hot running water in the kitchen. I mean, it's perfectly fine to cook food that's edible and healthly in such conditions, like a burger van or something. But I was regularly ordering from a one star Indian takeaway place that did a roaring trade. It gets to a point where as clean as it may be you're going to need some hot running water to keep things safe.
boil a kettle at least? christ
so it makes sense to
Eat there all the time. Gone up to a 5/5 now, mind.
Pretty sure Al Pasha Kebab in Woking is a 1/5. But what do you expect really.