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How bad can a lemon chicken be?

By johnboy - 1 June 2009 63

The Canberra Times has the curious case of Gordon’s Mark Wood who’s suing the Lanyon Valley Chinese Restaurant seeking $128,877 for a dodgy lemon chicken he claims they delivered the effects of which are still, he claims, being felt.

The company owning the restaurant is adopting a Bart Simpson defence:

    In papers filed to the court, the Wings Company Limited, which owned the Lanyon Valley Chinese Restaurant in 2006, denies delivering the food to Mr Wood’s house, denies that there was anything wrong with its meals, or that the plaintiff suffered any ill affects from eating its food.

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How bad can a lemon chicken be?
chewy14 12:52 pm 01 Jun 09

Gungahlin Al said :

Well sometimes a simple meal can go horribly wrong. I have had one such takeaway meal a couple of years ago from one Gungahlin business leading to urgent medical attention needed. If anyone has ever experienced whole-body hives, you’d know that the itching can test you to the limit.

As someone with no known allergies, I can only wonder what was in that meal to cause such a reaction. (And a second flare-up after having some leftovers from the same meal left me certain as to the source.)

You went back for seconds?

Meg4n 12:45 pm 01 Jun 09

It was definitely a lot cheaper out there under the previous owners. Wouldn’t get a ten buck lemon chicken any more. I always thought their deep fried ice-cream was briliant value!

Skidd Marx 12:23 pm 01 Jun 09

When ordering Chinese takeaway you should EXPECT to get the runs. If you don’t then its just a bonus. Who misses a promotion because they have Dehli Belly?! Please. Put on a nappy, eat a block of cheddar and get back to work.

bohemian 12:11 pm 01 Jun 09

Been into the club but never eaten there. It doesn’t look very appealing. I’ve had mild food poisoning at a restaurant in Civic in 2003. Maybe I should sue.

Gungahlin Al 12:03 pm 01 Jun 09

Well sometimes a simple meal can go horribly wrong. I have had one such takeaway meal a couple of years ago from one Gungahlin business leading to urgent medical attention needed. If anyone has ever experienced whole-body hives, you’d know that the itching can test you to the limit.

As someone with no known allergies, I can only wonder what was in that meal to cause such a reaction. (And a second flare-up after having some leftovers from the same meal left me certain as to the source.)

The problem with this sort of experience is that it is often hard to pin down, and the food vendor is seldom brought to task. Yet regular RA folk will know well that there are some seriously dodgy practices at some Canberra food businesses – and we’ve seen photographic evidence here of this.

Anna Key 12:00 pm 01 Jun 09

I like the defence. We didn’t deliver it, but if we did, then there was nothing wrong with it, but if there was, then it had no effect.

But is a home delivered chinese meal from anywhere just asking for trouble?

misspris 11:57 am 01 Jun 09

Die Lefty Scum said :

Someone on R.A must’ve frequented the Lanyon Valley Chinese Restaurant?! Speak up!

I’ve eaten there (several times actually) and lived to tell the tale. It’s not The Chairman and Yip but it’s pretty good when you’ve had a couple of drinks and you’re feeling peckish.

S4anta 11:52 am 01 Jun 09

I can only just think of the profits made if Wings Co. Ltd went into selling products for people needing to slim down quickly….

misspris 11:50 am 01 Jun 09

Holden Caulfield said :

I suggest Mr Wood travels to Lyneham’s Mee Sing restaurant next time he wants some lemon chicken.

Or the Lyno Chino as my friends and I called it for years 🙂

Die Lefty Scum 11:50 am 01 Jun 09

Someone on R.A must’ve frequented the Lanyon Valley Chinese Restaurant?! Speak up!

Roadrage77 11:45 am 01 Jun 09

Haha thanks The Brad. No, In my haste I read it as “Gordon Mark Wood”. Oops.

Die Lefty Scum 11:44 am 01 Jun 09

Why do people bother going down this avenue? He’s never going to win and’ll just end up looking like a complete twat.

On another point, Woody would have to really love his Lemon Chicken to drive from Lanyon to Lyneham, and I get the impression this little diarrhoetic episode has turned him off that particlar dish.

The Brad 11:42 am 01 Jun 09

Roadrage77 said :

This Gordy bloke will stop at nothing to get a bit of attention, even if it means throwing his girlfriend off a cliff. Case dismissed.

This is Mark Wood from Gordon, not Gordon Wood.

Hmmm, maybe you were trying to make a funny.

Holden Caulfield 11:35 am 01 Jun 09

I suggest Mr Wood travels to Lyneham’s Mee Sing restaurant next time he wants some lemon chicken.

Roadrage77 11:16 am 01 Jun 09

This Gordy bloke will stop at nothing to get a bit of attention, even if it means throwing his girlfriend off a cliff. Case dismissed.

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