If you’re eating Chinese food at the Red Flower Restaurant in Williamsburg, Kentuky, don’t be surprised to see roadkill with garlic sauce on the menu.
Diners at the Chinese buffet were enjoying their dinner when they saw workers wheeling a garbage can stuffed full of a dead deer, dripping blood, being wheeled into the kitchen, reports the Daily News.
The men did try to hide the carcass under a box, the diners said, but there was a tail, foot and leg sticking out of the garbage can, diners said. One diner called health authorities, and an inspector came, and the restaurant owner said he didn’t know he couldn’t pick up roadkill.
Tonya Thaker, a Red Flower regular, said she vomited as soon as she saw the dead deer.
“I don’t think I’ll ever eat Chinese food again,”
The restaurant owner’s son said he found the roadkill, but insisted they weren’t going to serve it to the customers.
But that didn’t make the diners feel any better. One customer, Katie Hopkins, said she and her friends had actually been joking about some of the rumors, you know the whole cat thing, that go around about Chinese restuarants.
“Many people eat there. A lot of locals eat there on lunch breaks and stuff. It was very disturbing. There was actually a blood trail that they were mopping up behind the garbage can.”
The health official, though, closed the Red Flower immediately but said it can reopen if it passes a second inspection showing it washed and rinsed the restaurant after having the roadkill inside. And the restaurant isn’t being fined.
But just think, if they bring in road kill opossums instead, they can hide a whole lot away in that trash can.