One of the most recognised aspects of the Malaysian food culture are soft-boiled eggs, where it’s often paired with a plate of toasted bread (roti bakar) and a steaming cup of coffee.
A netizen recently took to social media to complain about how he had to crack two soft-boiled eggs himself but instead found himself being flooded by a wave of public criticism by those who were angered by his laziness.
M’sian rants about having to crack egg himself
In a photo shared to the Facebook group 大马资讯网 yesterday (July 6), it showed a porcelain cup typically used at kopitiams which was filled with soft-boiled eggs and the cracked shell being placed on the plate underneath it.
According to the caption, the OP had travelled to Penang for a holiday and ordered some eggs for breakfast. To his shock, it wasn’t cracked for him beforehand, meaning that he had to do it instead.
This displeased him immensely and he vented his frustration by ranting about how it dirtied his fingers and that he had to wash them in the bathroom.
Why is it that I have to do it myself when I’ve already paid for (the eggs)? Does that mean next time I have to go to the kitchen and make my own coffee or fry my own noodles?
“Why is there a need for customers to crack their own eggs? I know a lot of restaurants offer online ordering or take orders from the counter when the bell rings. I’ve never heard of this ‘new culture’ before!” the OP wrote.
Towards the end of the post, the OP questioned whether the workers were lazy to crack the eggs for him and complained that it he burnt his fingers when he did so.
‘Why so lazy?’
Naturally, netizens weren’t having any of the OP’s tantrum and schooled him in the comment section.
Many said that it was a common practice as it was more hygienic to crack the eggs by oneself.
Others mocked the OP for his ignorance, saying that it was the uniqueness of Malaysian culture.
Another sarcastically remarked that the OP had had forgotten to bring a maid along to help him in cracking the eggs.