WATCH | Ace Ncobo horrified by creepy crawly in salad from PE restaurant

Former FIFA referee and television personality Ace Ncobo was left “shocked” and “disgusted” after he was served a meal with a live green caterpillar in it by a top Port Elizabeth restaurant.

A screen grab from the video showing the adventurous caterpillar.
A screen grab from the video showing the adventurous caterpillar.

Ncobo filmed the invertebrate moving in his smoked salmon breakfast at Bocadillos on 6th in Walmer on Thursday morning. He shared the video on Facebook, much to the shock of social media users.

After DispatchLIVE alerted the restaurant to the viral video they responded in the comments: “Hi Ace, as explained in store, we are deeply sorry for the inconvenience. All of our produce is fresh and completely organic and no pesticides are used on our veggies so it is possible for critters to slip through. Once again, we sincerely apologise.”

A Bocadillos on 6th manager, who only introduced herself as Ernesti, asked DispatchLIVE to visit the restaurant or submit questions via e-mail. She confirmed the receipt of the e-mailed questions and agreed to a deadline. However, despite confirmation of receiving the questions, the deadline was missed with no response.

Ncobo said the manger had tried to  blame their supplier. “I told her that this was not about freshness or a supplier problem. It's about people who prepared the food and didn't care to ensure that the food had no foreign objects. I said at least two people were involved in presenting such a disgusting dish, the chef and the waitron. I said so please don't try to justify this,” he said.

The SuperSport soccer analyst and businessman also owns a restaurant and guest house in Dutywa. Ncobo said the restaurant manager also made him wait for more than 30 minutes for a replacement meal. “After that they slapped me with the bill for food ordered by my son while they were in the middle of solving my discomfort. It was like, pay and leave this place!”

Describing the caterpillar, Ncob said: “That happy chap crawling there was energetic and always moving so it could not have been difficult to miss,” said Ncobo.


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