eddie10: @ddsclub - should have send it back and asked to have "word with the chef".
Suspect that key process-culprit may be that untrained hands (or immature kitchen work circadian cycle) of de-frosting the imported meat. VOL group should have some food auditors (e.g Gordon Ramsay as guest judge) come and do a kitchen spot check! :) That could make a good TV series - China/Shanghai edition (Natürlich!) - for local channels.
junkchief: Seafood is best served in buffet form so you can walk up and down the line oogling ever item with an empty plate before making your decision. A little of this .. a little of that .. and before you know it have a plate piled high with delicious, mouthwatering seafood.*
*note: this answer was in no way influenced by the wonderful prize at stake.
**note 2: it is also the opinion of the writer that this answer is the worthy winner of fore-mentioned prize .. these aren't the droids you are looking for.
eddie10: @rgharry, fruit-flies you say? :) Seems there's a rubbish/compost/recycling heap within a 500-1000m radius of Der Cut! ;) This place might be getting Die Clasp from the ChengGuan soon.
Did a bit of research on fruit flies in the tropics many seasons ago... these horny buggers can fly continously for 100min, and depending of winds can travel a bit of distance. Scent of "food" will generally attract the local fruitfly populace.
@dominic, this place probably won't be getting on the list of CW Awards candidates next round, ja? ;) Also, you might want to (just saying) to report such infestations as a responsible reviewer - vector control.
;) Seems we (all) cannot depend on the best practices of State-side CDC these days.
(For those with a stout constitution) Ref: http://www.theguardian.com/science/2010/jul/08/bacteria-fruit-fly-nematode-parasite