'I thought it was ikan bilis': Woman finds deep-fried 'worm' in her sweet & sour fish from Clementi stall

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She called it "extra protein".

A woman was eating her sweet and sour sliced fish rice from a Clementi stall when she noticed something in her food that was not supposed to be there.

The Stomper was horrified when she realised what it was.

"On May 21 afternoon, I ordered food from Kimly Zi Char at Clementi Avenue 5 via Foodpanda for my lunch," recounted the Stomper.

"I was halfway through my meal when I realised that there was a worm in my food.

"At first glance, I thought it was a piece of plastic or ikan bilis, which on second thought, I realised should not have appeared in this dish at all.

"I took a closer look and to my horror, saw that it was actually a worm that looked like it had been deep-fried.

"Thankfully, I managed to spot it and did not end up consuming the 'extra protein'."

She told Stomp she did not continue eating after the discovery.

"I brought the issue up to Foodpanda’s customer support and they immediately gave me a refund for that dish. I also asked them to feedback to Kimly Zi Char about the outlet’s lapse in food hygiene."

Stomp has contacted Kimly for more info.

In response to a Stomp query, the Singapore Food Agency said: "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.

"Members of the public who come across any potentially errant food operator should report to SFA via the online feedback form (www.sfa.gov.sg/feedback).

"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 handlers if we have obtained sufficient evidence."