KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA — A woman was left horrified and bewildered in a stomach-churning moment when she discovered a lizard in a pack of nasi lemak instead of the usual savoury ikan bilis (anchovies).
Going by @ffaateha on TikTok, she shared her experience through a 17-second video clip on Tuesday, which has since garnered close to 700,000 views, leaving viewers in disgust and disbelief.
Sebelum makan check la dlu ya. fobia aku nak beli nasi lemak tepi jalan! pengotor gila 🤮🤢🤮 #fyp
The incident reportedly took place at a stall located in Taman Tasik Permaisuri area.
Expressing her disgust and disbelief, ffaateha wrote: “Can’t traders be more careful? What level of filthiness is this? This has totally ruined my appetite.”
Fearing for others’ well-being, she advised netizens: “Make sure you check your food before devouring it. I now have a phobia of buying roadside nasi lemak! It’s disgustingly unhygienic!”
Ffaateha commented that she had returned the nasi lemak to the seller.
Her predicament struck a chord with others, as comments poured in, sharing similar experiences.
One user, Nurul, shared her own nauseating tale, saying, “I once bought a banana leaf-wrapped nasi lemak, only to realize after eating that there were bird droppings or chicken faeces on the back of the banana leaf.”
Mama Leha, expressing her dismay, exclaimed: “I’ve lost my appetite!”
Meanwhile, another user voiced his concerns, stating, “I’m too scared to buy nasi lemak now!”
A user named Ban Sao urged ffaateha to report the stall to the health authorities.
Allice, on the other hand, couldn’t help but find some humour in the situation, joking: “Look at the size of those anchovies!”
Sallyadnan87 remarked: “Anchovies are expensive nowadays!”