Diners at Kumoya's outlet at Orchard Central were enjoying their Hello Kitty-themed shabu-shabu meal when something burst and sent a liquid of some kind spraying into the restaurant.
A TikTok user took to the social media platform on Sep. 1 to share a video of the incident.
In the video, a brown-coloured liquid can be seen spewing from above as the staff takes cover.
What appears to be dirty water forms a puddle on the floor near the counter.
Meanwhile, instead of leaving the premises, the diner in the video rushes to finish their food.
Soon, the cafe's floor is covered with the liquid that "smells funky", according to the TikToker.
According to the TikToker, the "culprit" behind the incident might have been a water sprinkler.
Here's a closer look:
According to the TikTok video, customers were allowed to take away their drinks and were able to exit through the back door.
In response to Mothership, Kumoya revealed that the cause of the incident was a false activation from the mall's fire system.
According to the restaurant, the liquid seen spewing from above was “not sewage leakage”.
The restaurant staff "worked tirelessly" to resolve the issue on Aug. 31, and the restaurant is back to serving customers today (Sept. 1).
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