Soup on a cold winter’s day typically does the trick to lighten the mood and warm the cockles of the heart, but one customer dining at Crab Park Chowdery in Vancouver was left with a very different feeling after they say they found an unexpected ingredient in their chowder.
In a video posted to Instagram in the late hours of December 27, a customer claimed their friend received their Manhattan Clam Chowder with a “little surprise in it” – a rat.
The individual posted a photo and video out of concern for the health regulations of the popular Gastown eatery.
In the comments under the video, the customer said the owner apologized over the phone, but the incident is creating buzz around the Internet and the play by play from the customer leaves little to the imagination:
So i am going to talk about this place @crabparkchowdery . Today my friend ordered Manhattan clam chowder and had a little surprise in it – A RAT. Well i don’t know what else to say about it…. this place just need to be closed or at least people have to be aware about this situation. The cafe is kinda popular though… I’m just trying to help people to avoid places like that. Its an awful feeling, it’s not a fly or a bug it’s a fucking big fat rat boiling in the soup pot, which means my friend was not the only who had a chance to try it. Thank you for you attention.
Daily Hive has reached out to the customer and Crab Park Chowdery for comment.
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