NYC couple claims they found a dead rat floating in their soup
An NYC couple claims they found a dead rodent in soup they ordered from a popular Koreatown restaurant over the weekend, but the eatery is dismissing that allegation as “nonsense.”
Eunice Lucero-Lee posted a series of photos and videos of what appears to be a dead black rat floating in the soup she said she and her husband had delivered Saturday from Gammeeok in Manhattan.
“We ordered sogogi gukbap, which is a kind of hearty Korean beef soup,” Lucero-Lee told NewsBreak by email.
The Post contacted Lucero-Lee, a senior editor at Hearst, for comment.
She reported filing a lawsuit against the restaurant, which also has a location in Fort Lee, NJ.
“After seeking legal counsel, my husband and I now feel free to share something that happened to us over the weekend,” Lucero-Lee wrote this week on Instagram.
“We ordered in from a well-known restaurant called Gammeeok in K-Town and found the most disgusting thing in our food.”
She continued: “We have been going to this restaurant for a decade and are otherwise proud supporters of Asian cuisine and culture. This incident is in no way to fuel race-based hate or prejudice, and I will have an issue with anyone who uses these posts to fit that narrative.”
Lucero-Lee said the couple are sharing their claims to “spread awareness and hopefully make sure the right people are held accountable.”
She also stated she contacted the NYC health department. On its website, the agency denotes a “C” rating for the Manhattan location.
A Jan. 18 inspection revealed several alleged sanitary violations, including a food contact surface not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized after each use; and food, supplies, and equipment not protected from a potential source of contamination.
The Post reached out to the health department and Gammeeok for comment.