Report: Prosperity Dumpling Prepares its Food in Rat-Infested Back Alley

Posted on: August 27th, 2015 at 5:17 am by
Photo: Gothamist

Photo: Gothamist

If this image is any indication, you might not want to eat at the popular Prosperity Dumpling anymore. A neighbor of the establishment shot the above photo and told Gothamist that this kitchen setup in the back alley of 46 Eldridge Street is a regular occurrence. “This appears to be a fixed table that gets regular use,” the tipster noted. “Several rats were spotted when this photo was taken this past Sunday evening.”

Co-owner Dong Xiazhu told the publication that this type of activity is normal behavior for Chinatown restaurants. “We’re a very small shop, we’re a very clean shop, we can watch over everything. And we wash our hands, of course,” she said. “I’ve been doing this for 9 to 10 years, how could I not know [the rules]? I’ve always gotten an ‘A’ rating.”

Despite the solid A rating in the window, the Department of Health is now reportedly onto their scent. Don’t be surprised by a future shutter.

Below is the full image; a rat can be seen scurrying past the broom…

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