Well this is one way to make your restaurant’s noodles completely addictive! From South China Morning Post (h/t Oginikwe, who thought y’all might be interested in this since we are importing so much of our food, vitamins, and ingredients from China):
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A noodle shop owner was detained after he was discovered to have been adding parts of a poppy plant – from which opium is made – to food so that customers would keep coming back.
The noodle shop’s owner was held for questioning and confessed that he purchased 2kg of poppy shells (the bud of the plant in which poppy seeds are found) for 600 yuan (HK$756) in August.
He secretly added it to the food to lure in more customers.
The owner was detained for 10 days. Poppy shells used to be an ingredient in a popular hot pot sauce until the product was banned, according to previous reports.