Dirty restaurants in Chinatown

I eat out, a lot. It sickens me to note that some of the places I eat at, are seriously sick. And I don’t mean that in a cool, street-lingo way.

  • Nam Loong Restaurant, Russell St. – repeat offender, live and dead cockroach/rodent droppings. 2004 was their previous lucky year, when someone found a cockroach ina  meal. Remind me again never to eat there, ever.
  • Jenny Pan’s Beijing Hot Pot and Dumpling Cafe, Russell St. – I like dumplings, but I don’t recall ever eating here. Have you?

Wouldn’t have seen this online, if I didn’t read todays dead tree edition of the newspaper.

If you have other dirty restaurant stories that could be of public interest, don’t hesitate to comment here. Photos, videos, etc. are also accepted. I for one would welcome a list of previously marked dirty restaurants, so that people think twice before visiting them…

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7 Comments so far

  1. adrock2xander (unregistered) on June 9th, 2007 @ 9:43 am

    It’s common knowledge that some of the BEST Chinese eateries are NOT located along the main street of Chinatown.

    The more obscure ones are always packed, and though service is mostly below-average, food is excellent.

    As for cleanliness, well, eesh I don’t know.

    Many street stalls in Asia operate along this line of hygiene; they get by.


  2. Neil (unregistered) on June 9th, 2007 @ 3:22 pm

    I’d recommend looking at the pictures in the print edition of The Age. One restaurant had a birds nest in the sink! These are beyond unhygenic especially when dead cockroaches appear in meals.


  3. colin (unregistered) on June 9th, 2007 @ 3:52 pm

    Yup, agree with neil. The print edition is a lot more efficient at passing the message. Even a catchier title :)

    @adrock: I’m not after the best chinese eateries. Its just that I eat out so often, I have a tendency to have eaten at a lot of Melbourne’s restaurants. Then came the moving out to suburbia to get food (and this I’m still conquering, lots of suburbs, lots of food).

    I eat out so often, that driving to Lorne for dinner and driving back the same night might be normal. Seafood, yum.


  4. adrock2xander (unregistered) on June 9th, 2007 @ 11:43 pm

    You drive to Lorne for seafood?

    What are you smoking lol…

    I think twice about walking 50meters down the road to buy milk and bread!!

    I’m happy with my two-minute noodles. Four packets, two half-boiled eggs and a glass of wine.
    Mm-mmmm.


  5. colin (unregistered) on June 10th, 2007 @ 2:01 am

    wine and two-minute noodles?!?

    i have some form of natural inkling to dislike 2 minute noodles (tried the maggi, and the indomee types). guess thats ‘cos the option to visit a maccas or kfc is still there in the event i really am bent out of luck and not have food

    and no, no smoking – its bad for you :)


  6. Christop (unregistered) on June 10th, 2007 @ 11:16 pm

    I’ve been told by Chinese friends that the best Chinese restaurants are dirty.


  7. Andrew (unregistered) on June 12th, 2007 @ 3:21 pm

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