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Dirty Dining: Asian BBQ & Noodle

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Dirty Dining: Asian BBQ & Noodle

By Darcy Spears. CREATED Aug 6, 2014

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Food being prepped on the ground in a back alley? Believe it. It's Wednesday.

It's a picture you have to see to believe. Raw ducks and chickens on back alley asphalt. Along with noodles, a pot of some kind of liquid and a container of what look like innards.

All that is a big part of why Asian BBQ & Noodle on Jones and Desert Inn was shut down with 41 demerits.

The restaurant is now back open and packed with customers. Action News was shooed outside to talk about the back alley barbecue.

"That's not sanitary. Why would they do that?" asked Darcy Spears.

"They was trying to put it in the freezer. That's all," said Tony Lung.

"They were trying to put it in the freezer? So why did they take it outside?" asked Darcy.

"Well, because we have to transfer it to the freezer ourselves," said Lung.

He said they were shipping food out because the restaurant had lost power in the kitchen and had no hot water.

"You know you're supposed to shut down because that's an imminent health hazard," Darcy said.

"We did shut down. We did refuse the customers coming in but there was one customer that take to-go only," Lung explained.

That's not what the report says.

Inspectors found the door open, the open sign flashing, and customers lined up by the cash register where an employee was putting BBQ pork on a cutting board.

They also saw kitchen employees actively thawing duck and pork skin.

Cooked noodles, sausage, pork, roast duck and sauce were all at unsafe temperatures. A handsink clearly wasn't being used for handwashing, and floors were puddled with water.

Inspectors found a can opener and holder caked with old food debris, a rusted meat cleaver and dirty bulk containers, shelving and other equipment.

Then there's the insect-covered fly paper rolls hanging in two separate areas over food and clean kitchenware, as well as live flies in the kitchen.

Other closures include Sushi Mon Japanese restaurant on South Maryland Parkway, shut down for repeat critical and major violations including food at unsafe temperatures, dirty kitchenware and lots of flies.

Quality Food Service is a Dirty Dining repeat offender. This time, their No. 5 truck was shut down for an imminent health hazard, lack of adequate refrigeration resulting in a lot of food in the temperature danger zone.

South Philly Steaks and Fries on South Grand Central Parkway was shut down for operating without hot water.

Asian BBQ & Noodle, Sushi Mon and South Philly Steaks and Fries all reopened the next day with A grades. 

Quality Food Service truck No. 5 is still closed.

Darcy Spears

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Darcy Spears is currently the Chief Investigative Reporter for Action News.