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Restaurant Report: Food dishonesty and Gold Plate excellence

Restaurant Report: Food dishonesty and Gold Plate excellence

MADISON / PORTLAND (WGME) - The China Jade sits right on main street in Madison near Skowhegan, and it generally sits well with on-line reviewers with one saying" "the food is fantastic," while another writes "great local Chinese."

But a recent inspection didn't turn out so great. The restaurant failed the inspection with 13 violations, including: "food presented for consumption not honestly presented," noting that "surimi," a type of fish paste, was used in the crab rangoon, with that not advised on the menu. And "food not protected from contamination during storage," plus "the facilities are not clean."

CBS 13 tried calling the restaurant for comment, but they declined. We also tried to speak to someone at the restaurant, but were again turned away.

The health inspector did get inside for a follow-up inspection, which the restaurant passed.

Now to the gold plate award for an excellent inspection. Marcy's diner is known a cozy breakfast and lunch spot in Portland. It's best known to some as the place that "broke the internet" last year in an online dispute between the owner and a tourist.

Now commemorated with "I got yelled at" stickers for sale.

But the health inspector didn't yell, or even make a peep in a recent inspection. Finding not a single thing wrong or out of place. The owner, Darla Neugebauer, says she has a nine hour prep shift every day before the restaurant opens.

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