From Toronto to Taiwan, rats in restaurants a problem

Chinese-language media was cited as reporting yesterday that a diner was seriously upset when he saw a rat scurrying about one of Taipei 101’s stylish Japanese restaurants.

The man, surnamed Chai, was cited as saying that he and his foreign guest hadn’t finished dinning yet on Feb. 2, when a small rat scrambled quickly from the shopping mall into Minhan 101, and then towards the kitchen, adding,

"That was disgusting. The Taipei 101 is a national landmark visited by numerous foreigners."

Wang Yen-chi, spokesperson for Taipei 101, said that rat-eradication campaigns on the fourth floor will be increased, up from two disinfections per moths.