Couple's romantic Valentine's Day high tea ruined by 3rd party: A cockroach

Submitted by Stomper John

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A couple's romantic high tea date on Valentine's Day was allegedly ruined by an unwanted third party - a cockroach.

Stomper John shared that he had a date at the Tea Room at Amara Hotel Singapore on Feb 14 at 3pm.

Unfortunately, they spotted a small cockroach on one of the food items included in the high tea set.

The high tea set was $51.79 after taxes.

"The staff told us they will look into it and refunded us a portion of our meal," he said.

He also reported it to the relevant agencies.

In response to a Stomp query, a Singapore Food Agency (SFA) spokesman said: "SFA inspected the food establishment upon receiving feedback.

"There was no evidence of cockroach infestation inside the premises at the point of inspection.

"We have nonetheless advised the operator to ensure that the premises is free from pest infestation at all times."

SFA added that food safety is a joint responsibility.

"While SFA puts in place and enforces the regulatory measures, food operators must play their part by adhering to good food hygiene and preparation practices," the agency said.

"Members of the public who come across any potentially errant food operator should report to SFA via the online feedback form (

"As part of the enquiry and gathering of evidence, SFA may engage the feedback provider for more details.

"SFA will not hesitate to take enforcement action against errant food operators if we have obtained sufficient evidence."