13. Monday Fish
If you are looking for fresh fish, you may want to avoid ordering seafood at a restaurant on a Monday. Many restaurants do not receive orders on Sundays. Therefore, any seafood served up on a Monday may be fish that has been in the store since the previous week. This may hold especially true in land-locked regions that don’t have ready access to fresh fish. Furthermore, restaurants that do not specialize in seafood are less likely to have a steady supply of fresh fish available.
12. Hollandaise Sauce
Hollandaise sauce is made from butter, egg yolks, and an acid like lemon juice or vinegar. The presence of raw eggs in the recipe is what makes consuming hollandaise sauce a risky business. Consuming raw eggs carries a risk of contracting food poisoning from bacteria like Salmonella. Try whipping up your own hollandaise sauce using this recipe for Quick and Easy Hollandaise Sauce in the Microwave from Allrecipes. This recipe goes great on eggs Benedict, salmon, veggies, or a breakfast sandwich.
11. The Salad Bar
When watching your waistline, nothing beats a salad. Salad bars are appealing for their wide varieties of leafy greens and tempting toppings. However, the salad bar may also be a haven for bacteria. Improperly washed salad greens and veggies carry their own risk. Add to that countless numbers of people streaming past, touching utensils, scratching their noses, and coughing into the platters. This raises the risk of contracting a foodborne illness. If a salad is what you crave, stick to the ones prepared by the chef in the kitchen, away from the germs of other diners.