Take-out food from restaurants is often accompanied by disposable cutlery, like forks or chopsticks.
But Sushi Express probably didn’t intend to provide the false teeth a woman found in a box of its sushi as a convenience in case the diner didn’t have a full set of teeth to chew with.
An office worker in her 20s, surnamed Chan, said she spent HK$75 (US$9.67) on two boxes of sushi Monday night at the Tsz Wan Shan branch of the Taiwan-based chain and brought them home for dinner with her mother.
When her mother put the third piece of salmon sushi in her mouth, she felt something hard as she bit down on it, Apple Daily reported Wednesday.
She spat the mouthful out and saw three connected false teeth embedded in the salmon sushi.
Chan took a picture of the nauseating sight before calling the store for an explanation.
The store manager said none of its staff wears false teeth and that they all wear masks when processing food.
Chan decided to report the case to the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department.
Department employees went to her home and took away the sushi and the false teeth for examination.
A spokesman for the department said an inspection showed the hygiene of the store is satisfactory.
Sushi Express said it is following up to find out where the false teeth came from.
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