What was meant to be a nice dinner experience turned out to be a nightmare after a mother discovered a human thumb in her child’s ramen.
Last month at an outlet of a popular ramen restaurant, Kourakuen ramen restaurant chain in Shizuoka Prefecture, the mom found the portion of a human finger in the ramen noodle soup her child had been eating.
In rage, she alerted restaurant staff and headed to the city health center to file an official complaint.
Health officials confirmed that the woman’s discovery was indeed part of a human finger as it measured one-centimeter (0.4-inch) wide, 0.7 – 0.8 millimetre (0.3-inch) long and still had the fingernail attached. Upon investigation, it was discovered that a part-time staff unfortunately cut the top of her right hand’s thumb while slicing roasted pork.
The restaurant was ordered to check for contamination and disinfect all cooking utensils.