SIBU - Most townsfolk, especially neighbours of the man who was picked up for trading in dog meat, are aware of the "exotic stall".
And so, news spread fast shortly after the 54-year-old's arrest, becoming a subject of coffeeshop talk.
A neighbour, who wished to be known as Sim, said complaints had been lodged before the arrest.
"It is not because of the nature of the business but because of the noise from his customers.
"Most go there for their drinking sessions until the wee hours, creating a nuisance in the neighbourhood," he said.
Sim, 40, said the regular drinkers usually ordered dog meat.
The stall also sells chicken, pork and fish dishes.
Asked how often the dog meat was available there, Sim said: "Almost every night for the past two years."
He recalled that the stall began as a tuck shop. A kindergarten was just opposite the man's house.
"Later, he converted it into a food stall and it only opens at night," he added.