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A Taiwanese food blogger has been jailed for writing a critical review of a restaurant. Liu visited Mr. Yang’s beef noodle restaurant and the nomz and the ambiance did not fit her liking. She then wrote about her negative experience on her blog and the said blog post created quite a buzz, enough for people to ask Mr. Yang about it.

After visiting a Taichung beef noodle restaurant in July 2008, where she had dried noodles and side dishes, Liu wrote that the restaurant served food that was too salty, the place was unsanitary because there were cockroaches and that the owner was a “bully” because he let customers park their cars haphazardly, leading to traffic jams. Read the full story on Taipei Times here. 

Mr. Yang then files charges and wins it. Ms. Liu gets 30 days of detention, 2 years of probation, and NT$200,000 (about Php300,000). Yikes. I haven’t read the said blog post, so I can’t really form an unbiased opinon. I can’t find Ms. Liu’s blog either. I’m assuming they took it down after this incident.
Photo editting credits go to Bim (bacon photo from here)

I thought blog posts were taken as a personal opinion of individuals and everyone’s entitled to their own opinion. We do regular restaurant reviews here on this blog, some of them positive, some negative. I didn’t realize I could go to jail for it. If ever I do go to jail, you guys will keep reading BaconTunaMelt, right? ~_~


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Mel is a developer by day, a couch potato by night, and a bacon lover at all times. She likes good noms, cute puppies, the color orange, and all things bacon. You may contact her at admin@bacontunamelt.com or anywhere via this blog.

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