Popular Thai café TukTuk Cha closed for two weeks over cockroach infestation

By Hoang Vu   April 3, 2024 | 04:53 pm PT
Popular Thai café TukTuk Cha closed for two weeks over cockroach infestation
Popular café TukTuk Cha in Singapore is famous for Thai milk tea. Photo courtesy of TukTuk Cha
Singaporean authorities have suspended popular Thai cafe TukTuk Cha in Jurong Point mall for two weeks until April 15 after cockroaches were found on the premises.

The eatery was also fined S$800 (US$590) for failing to keep its premises free of infestation, The Straits Times reported.

Established in 2015, TukTuk Cha is a fuss-free casual café which specializes in authentic Halal Thai food, beverages and trendy desserts.

According to the chain's website, TukTuk Cha has eight outlets in Singapore with its menu mainly serving Thai milk tea, tom yum noodles and shibuya toast.

Under the current regulations, all staff working at the suspended eateries will be required to re-attend and pass the Workforce Skills Qualifications Food Safety Course Level 1 before they can resume work, according to the food agency.

This was not the first time the popular café brand's outlet had been suspended, according to Yahoo News Singapore.

TukTuk Cha's Nex outlet in Serangoon Central also had its license suspended for two weeks in 2020 for failing to keep its licensed premises free of an infestation.

There have been several food incidents involving cockroaches in Singapore recently.

A customer found a live cockroach crawling on her cake from Cedele's Waterway Point outlet on 31 March and the brand has since apologized, according to Must Share News.

Another woman found a cockroach in her soymilk drink from Mr Bean on March 18.

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