Cockroach in Dahi Vada: What was supposed to be a light Sunday dinner turned out to be a buggy affair for Maharukh Irani, 76, and her family. They had ordered food from the popular eatery Kailash Parbat in Colaba in May 2019. Halfway through the meal, Irani was horrified after spotting a cockroach inside the dahi vada she had taken a bite of. When the family brought the matter to the restaurant's notice, they apologised and refunded the money.
Lizard in curry lands entire family in hospital: In November 2017, eight members of a family fell violently ill when they discovered a lizard in their morning breakfast. Six of the victims are children, aged around seven to one were admitted to the local hospital and were later discharged
Lizard in palak paneer makes five violently ill: Five members of a family fell violently ill while attending a wake for their deceased grandfather after they found a dead lizard in the palak paneer they were eating for lunch. Two of the victims were children, aged 4 and 1. The five were admitted in Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedkar Hospital. The incident happened in August 2017
130 students served curry with lizard at Chembur hostel: Rahul Jambhulkar's eagle eye averted a major disaster at a government-run boys' hostel in Chembur. The mechanical engineering student spotted a lizard in his lunch after taking a few morsels of it. He immediately raised an alarm and stopped others from consuming the meal. The contractor was blacklisted
Hospital serves worm in a salad to dengue patient: Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Andheri allegedly served a salad with worms to a patient, it was reported in September 2016. Anoll Merchant, a Juhu resident said he admitted his parents at the hospital for dengue treatment from September 3-11. During the stay, one of his parents was allegedly served a salad with worms. Merchant immediately raised the issue with the administrative head of the facility who told him not to complain, saying he would lose his job. The executive director of the hospital said that they would investigate but not sack the vendor
Man orders wrap from fast food joint, finds plastic cap inside: In August 2016, Faasos left one of its regular customers with a bad taste in the mouth after he discovered an unexpected ingredient in his wrap -- a plastic cap. To cap it all, the fast food chain chose not to respond to his emailed complaint, and instead called and offered to give him two free meals
Man served cockroach in meal on flight: In July 2016, Jet Airways' breakfast platter served to business class flier Birju Salla had a variety of dishes -- paratha, croissant, fruits and, last but not the least, chana masala with cooked cockroach. A vegetarian, Salla claimed that he immediately fell sick but the flight crew instead of offering him medical help, just apologised and offered to replace his food
Posh club's restaurant serves dead fly in spinach soup: In July 2015, the daughter of a member of National Sports Complex of India, Worli, was having spinach soup at one of the restaurants in the club. She found a dead fly in it and soon began vomiting. The parent immediately called upon the catering supervisor since none of the catering bigwigs were around. The supervisor admitted to catering staff negligence and promised to nullify the aggrieved member's bill
Man finds flies in bread, Wibs owner gobbles evidence: In August 2015, when a Vashi resident found dead flies in a packet of bread and complained to the company, he never imagined that the proprietors would turn up at his doorstep and gulp down the evidence bread, flies, packet and all. But this is exactly what happened, alleged Ajay Bhanushali who had bought three packets of Wibs bread from a local store. The same day, he went to the APMC police station and registered a non-cognisable complaint against the owners of Irani Food and Investment Company Private Ltd
Woman finds roll of sticky tape in salad wrap: In May 2014, Deepali Sathe, a graphic designer was shocked after she discovered a roll of adhesive tape inside her salad wrap that she had ordered from McDonald's. Sathe, with her family and friends, was returning from a two-day vacation in Lonavla. While coming back, they decided to get takeaway food from the eatery. The outlet manager refused to co-operate
NRI finds nail in burger: In August 2012, Ruchika Pandey discovered a half-inch nail while chomping on a burger at a McDonald's outlet in Malad (W). The Dubai resident filed a police complaint. Ruchika was at the Infiniti mall eatery with two friends in tow. They had ordered three chicken burgers when the nail emerged out of a burger. She immediately called the staff and informed them about it. A complaint was filed at police station after the outlet staff refused to co-operate
Live rat found in bread basket: In June 2017, an HR professional and her brother were at the popular restaurant in Pali Hill and were served a complimentary bread basket. The bread was served in a sac-like container. Suddenly they noticed that something was moving inside the bag. They poked the bag after noticing movement. The siblings freaked out and called the waiter who came over and took the bag. Within a few minutes of this incident occurring, the restaurant manager came up to the HR professional and apologised, admitting to the fact that there was, in fact, a rat inside the bag.
Mumbai resident Maharukh Irani was horrified after spotting a cockroach inside the dahi vada she had taken a bite of. The food was ordered from the popular eatery Kailash Parbat in Colaba. However, this is not a one-off incident. We take a look at some shocking instances of 'uneatable' food being served