Beware!!!! - Joy Tsin Lau

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  1. Jayfar

    Jayfar I'm very old®

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    Dozens sickened at banquet, but city can say little | philly.com

     
  2. FMT

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    Epic philly.com comments section there.
     
  3. Baloo

    Baloo Proud Roman Catholic

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    It's a shame, I enjoy their food but this scares me a bit, especially the callous attitude of the owner.
     
  4. Bixbyte

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    Eaten at Joy Tsin Lau and I know the original owners son and daughter for 30 years.
    They serve the Best Dim Sum in the City.
    When you get the pukes or poops from bad food the Health Dept does not do anything unless people die from bad food.
    I think it is common to become sick eating Chinese food.
    When you have 100 lawyers sick in a restaurant then that sounds like a lawsuit.
    It is kind of funny that it happened to 100 lawyers but I still feel bad for them.
    We could do lawyers jokes about the incident.
    I have had food poisoning from eating mussels and spaghetti in the Reading Terminal. OH ME OH MY YUCK!!
    They even apologized to me. I guess they deserve an apology?
     
  5. Jayfar

    Jayfar I'm very old®

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    City sues Chinatown eatery where lawyers were sickened | Philly.com

     
  6. zeolite

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    This is too funny, truly Monty Python stuff:

    The victims, many of them personal-injury lawyers, were laid low for several days with severe vomiting and diarrhea
     
  7. mixiboi

    mixiboi Philly Remixed

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    Yeah, this is when you want to get on a Chinatown bus and "disappear"
     
  8. Jayfar

    Jayfar I'm very old®

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    Bet you didn't see this coming...

    Suit filed against Joy Tsin Lau over February food poisoning | Philly.com

     
  9. mixiboi

    mixiboi Philly Remixed

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    Closed and gone by the end of the year..
     
  10. hkp

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    Ugh nevermind

    Edit.
     
  11. MNG1324

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    That's what happens when you don't read the menu closely.....you think you are getting chicken lo mein but instead it was chicken ptomaine.
     
  12. Sharkfood

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    No one has told me (and I know many dim sum fans both Chinese and American) that Joy Tsin Lau has the best dim sum in the city.
    And it is not common to become sick eating properly prepared restaurant food, Chinese or otherwise.
     
  13. Jayfar

    Jayfar I'm very old®

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    Philly restaurant inspections stay secret for 30 days | Philly.com

     
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    yeah, totally lost my business.
     
  15. Jayfar

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    More health violations at Joy Tsin Lau | Philadelphia Inquirer

     
  16. phillyaggie

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    oh man. thanks for this info.

    my office has done group lunches there in the past. i will be sure to recommend against that in the future.
     
  17. OakmontGuy

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    You might give up going out for lunch period after spending any amount of time on City of Philadelphia's Food Safety Inspection Reports page.
     
  18. Cro Burnham

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    I was in JTL well more than a decade ago at the invitation of a friend. A brown cockroach casually sached up the wall next to our booth and that was the last I ever went there. Fearless cockroaches indicate much larger hygiene problems in restaurants.

    None of this news is shocking. Really gross though. But to clean that place out I'd guess you'd probably need to gut the building totally and intensively fumigate the stripped-down shell with an illegal weapon-grade gas of some type.

    Why are they still in business? Who goes there anymore? Nasty, nasty, nasty. I like their Tintin singage font though. I'll miss that when it's gone.
     
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    I think we could shut down all of Chinatown if we wanted....
     
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    More health violations at Chinatown eatery | Philly.com

    http://data.inquirer.com/inspections/restaurant/philadelphia/R3149345/
     
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    Joy Tsin Lau, Ting Wong, McCormick & Schmick’s among Philadelphia eateries closed by health dept. | Philly.com

    Joy Tsin Lau
    1026 Race St.
    22 violations, 10 serious
    A severely dented can of bamboo shoots was found in a storage area; black residue was on the interior of the ice machine bin in the basement; multiple food items including duck, squid, egg rolls, beef and prawns were not held at the correct temperature; an unwrapped cut piece of lettuce was found in direct contact with the rack inside a cold-hold unit; shell stock located in the first floor walk-in cooler did not have identification tags attached to the container; water was being stored in a spray bottle in the basement that was previously used to store a toxic or poisonous substance; facility is preparing Peking Duck without the required written procedures or food safety plan; loose packages of rodent bait observed in basement; flies observed throughout basement prep area and main prep area.
    Due to conditions observed during the inspection, the establishment agreed to discontinue food operations and voluntarily close until it is approved by the Department to resume operations. Inspected August 29.

    Inspection report: Food Establishment Inspection Report
     
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    Barf!
     

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