Used Band-Aid Found In Chinese Delivery

Posted on June 11, 2012 by


The last thing Alex Tepper expected to find in his lunch was this: A used Band-Aid.

Tepper (who, full disclosure, happens to be this author’s brother) found the unsavory addition earlier this month in a bite of ginger chicken from Manhattan Chinese restaurant Friend House.

He’d ordered the dish through the delivery service Seamless. It wasn’t until the Band-Aid was in his mouth that Tepper realized something was amiss.

By the looks of pictures taken by Tepper, the Band-Aid appears to have been cooked in the dish itself. Part of the plastic seems to have peeled away from the cloth.

used band aid mealbreaker

“I got my money back, but I feel really grossed out,” Tepper wrote HuffPost in an e-mail. “The pad looked exactly like the chicken in the sauce.”

Tepper said the restaurant, despite the refund, did not offer any explanation as to how the Band-Aid made its way into the dish. One thing is for certain, though: He won’t be eating there anytime soon.


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