A recent incident at a local kopitiam in Yulek, Cheras has sparked outrage among netizens after a plate of fried rice with only six medium-sized prawns was charged a whopping RM40.
According to a post on social media platform Xiaohongshu, a netizen shared her shocking experience of ordering a plate of fried rice for two people at a kopitiam in Cheras, only to be charged an exorbitant price of RM40.
Expressing her disbelief, the netizen mentioned that it was her first time encountering such an expensive plate of fried rice. She even confirmed the price with the stall owner, who justified the high cost by citing the expensive price of prawns.
I’ve never experienced such a toothache before. How can a plate of fried rice with only six ordinary prawns and rice cost RM40?”
Describing the dish as “outrageously overpriced” and unpleasant to taste, the netizen felt deceived by the stall owner.
The netizen further revealed that when she and her friend placed their order at the restaurant, the stall owner inquired if they were locals. This made the netizen suspect that the stall owner intended to deceive non-locals by charging them exorbitantly.
Netizens cry foul over price
The post has since garnered significant attention from netizens, with many sharing their own encounters of overpriced dishes and advising others to be cautious when dining out.
One netizen commented, “I once bought a packet of fried kway teow at a different place, gave them RM50, and they returned me RM14. The packet only cost RM36. Unbelievable!”
Another wrote, “Did they ask if you wanted to add more shrimps? Or did they charge you extra for something else? I’ve been ripped off before too…now I always check the prices or directly ask before placing an order.”
A netizen expressed skepticism, stating, “Those shrimps look like cheap farmed shrimps, not natural ones.”
WeirdKaya has reached out to the original poster for further details regarding the incident, but has yet to receive a reply.