Woman complains that she was served a can of tuna and chips for $18

What a fancy festival.

Toronto real estate agent Sophie Bokelmann found herself in a culinary predicament last week.

Bokelmann, who’s known for sharing snippets of her everyday life on TikTok, couldn’t help but detail her dining experience at a local restaurant — though she chose to keep the eatery’s identity a secret.

In an August 27th Tiktok video Bokelmann recounted her confusing experience, which went viral with over 1.4 million views.

She began, “Okay, is inflation that bad? I would just walk into a restaurant between shows and ask the waitress… something light, not too heavy.”

Warning: This TikTok contains curses.

Expecting a delicious plate of tuna tartare, a dish traditionally made from raw tuna with lemon juice, olive oil and avocado, Bokelmann looked forward to her delicious meal.

However, what came to her table completely “shook her,” she explained.

“They gave me a can of tuna and potato chips,” Bokelmann exclaimed, her incredulity palpable. “They didn’t even take the tuna out of the can.”

“Also pre-cooked tuna,” she added, her disappointment evident when she noticed the $18 price tag. “Are you kidding? I’m shocked.”

The Post contacted Bokelmann with a request for comment.

In an interview with InsiderBokelmann did not name the restaurant because she did not want to damage its reputation.

But she didn’t mince words about her distaste for the odd food.

Tunar tartare
Sophie Bokelmann, a Toronto real estate agent, said she ordered “tuna tartare” only to receive cooked tuna in a can with potato chips.

“I’m not the person who would ever send anything back, but I was like, ‘This is so gross,'” she revealed, claiming the waitress ended up bringing her a side of bread instead.

The video caused a lot of excitement in the comments section, with people trying to uncover the identity of the restaurant.

Two local bars, Bar Raval and Bar Isabel, came under scrutiny, but officials from both bars quickly denied any involvement in the strange canning debacle.

Alessandro Pietropaolo, partner at Bar Isabel, clarified that his place doesn’t serve canned seafood, dispelling any rumours.

This is what traditional tuna tartare looks like.
This is what traditional tuna tartare looks like.
Zandy Chard

Meanwhile, Bokelmann made it clear that she would not return to the restaurant in question.

“I would just never order fish again – I have scars. Also, if they see my post, I don’t think I can go back, which is fine,” she explained.

Commenters on TikTok shared their shock and confusion. Some claimed they rejected such a dish, while others described it as a “fight meal.”

“The scallions sprinkled on top send me on,” one person quipped.

“As she also recommended,” another person wrote, reminding TikToker that this dish was suggested by the waiter.

Sophie Bokelmann
Bokelmann claims she sent the dish back and received a side of bread instead.

In Spain, however, canned seafood and potato chips are a “not uncommon” combination. according to Eater.

The combination has even been touted by famous chefs like José Andrés.

And most canned goods are shipped from Spain to Canada.

Caroline Bleakley

Caroline Bleakley is a USTimeToday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Caroline Bleakley joined USTimeToday in 2022 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with Caroline Bleakley by emailing carolinebleakley@ustimetoday.com.

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