Never let it be said that the Bollywood actor Shiva Natarajan f*cks up only his Indian restaurants with intolerably poor hygiene.
No sir, no. Our garrulous blah blah blah chatterbox Shiva is determined to prove that when it comes to bad hygiene practices his Thai NYC restaurant is as bad or worse than his Indian restaurants in NYC.
Shiva is what you’d call an equal opportunity serial hygiene offender.
Indian, Thai or wateva, Shiva’s NYC restaurants turn into filthy shitholes that repeatedly fall foul of the NYC Health Department forcing the bozo to pay hefty fines that he then whines about.
Live Roaches in Little Thai Kitchen NYC
Recently, the NYC Health Department came down harshly on Shiva’s Little Thai Kitchen in midtown Manhattan for, among other serious violations, Live roaches in the facility’s food and/or non-food area and inadequate personal cleanliness.
Inadequate personal hygiene, that we can easily understand. You see, Indians, rich or poor, North Indian or South Indian, fair or dark, are for the most part stinking, dirty creatures with a body odor just a few degrees better than wild pigs after a gambol in raw sewage.
But live roaches in restaurants food and/or non-food areas? That we can’t understand, Shiva, Shiva. Maybe, if we were Yellow Monkeys (i.e. Chinese) we’d have understood for those simians eat anything and everything.
Care to Explain?
Hey Shiva, how the f*ck do you allow live roaches in your food and/or non-food areas?
Care to explain or is it that you just don’t care what happens to diners. Or are you going to pick up the phone again to threaten us about unleashing your lawyers on us. After all, if you can unleash Live Roaches on diners what’s the big deal about unleashing a roach lawyer or two on SI, eh?
You can’t even complain we pick on you because we’ve written about your NYC competitors Utsav, Brick Lane, At Vermilion, Cinnamon, Baluchi’s et al.
Shiva, in preparation for another 4-hour blah blah blah call from you, we’re adding more minutes to our calling plan and kept the iPhone for charging. 😉
Feel Any Shame, Shiva?
Seriously Shiva, do you have no shame at all.
Don’t you feel any sense of responsibility toward your hapless diners in providing them a clean, hygienic environment.
Or is money all you f*cking care about.
If only your Bollywood buddies Aamir Khan, Aishwarya Rai, Akshay Kumar et al know how filthy your restaurants are and how often they’re pulled up by the NYC Health Dept, do you really think they’d still patronize these shitholes.
Just a few weeks back, your claim to infamy was live mice or evidence of live mice in the food/non-food areas of your new NYC Indian vegetarian restaurant Bhojan.
Now it’s live roaches in Little Thai Kitchen. Folks, Little Thai Kitchen fared so badly in the NYC Health Dept. inspection of August 6, 2010 that it notched up a whopping 55 violation points of which cold food item held above 41º F, live roaches and inadequate personal cleanliness are marked as critical violations. By the way, nearly 80% of NYC restaurants get less than 28 violation points in the NYC Health Dept inspection. Shiva’s Little Thai Kitchen got more than double, i.e. 55 violation points. Go figure.
Now that you’ve exhausted mice, roaches and vermin, what’s next on your Sanitary Violation menu, Shiva? 🙁
Read Further Only if You Have a Strong Stomach
For those readers with a strong stomach, here are the details of Live Roaches and other sanitary violations at Shiva’s Little Thai Kitchen in NYC, located at 231 East 53rd St in Midtown East Manhattan.
Sanitary Violations observed at Bollywood Actor Shiva Natarajan’s Little Thai in NYC during the August 6, 2010 inspection
(NYC Health Dept has put the Critical Violations in red color):
*1) Cold food item held above 41º F (smoked fish and reduced oxygen packaged foods above 38 ºF) except during necessary preparation.
2) Live roaches present in facility’s food and/or non-food areas.
3) Personal cleanliness inadequate. Outer garment soiled with possible contaminant. Effective hair restraint not worn in an area where food is prepared.
4) Facility not vermin proof. Harborage or conditions conducive to attracting vermin to the premises and/or allowing vermin to exist.
5) Plumbing not properly installed or maintained; anti-siphonage or backflow prevention device not provided where required; equipment or floor not properly drained; sewage disposal system in disrepair or not functioning properly.
6) Non-food contact surface improperly constructed. Unacceptable material used. Non-food contact surface or equipment improperly maintained and/or not properly sealed, raised, spaced or movable to allow accessibility for cleaning on all sides, above and underneath the unit.
7) Other general violation.
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