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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2011 4:27 pm    Post subject: Is this nasi lemak worth S$8.30? Reply with quote

Is this nasi lemak worth S$8.30?

By Fann Sim | SingaporeScene 1 hour 4 minutes agoShareretweetEmailPrint



Nasi Lemak at Punggol Nasi Lemak that costs $8.30. (Yahoo! Photo)

This plate of nasi lemak had a drumstick, two sardines, an egg, some peanuts and anchovies. Its price: S$8.30.

The local fare was served at a nasi lemak stall along Upper Serangoon Road with a long queue of hungry customers at 10:30 pm.

While the food was delicious, does it warrant a price tag of S$8.30? A plate of nasi lemak usually costs between S$3 to S$6, depending on the dishes picked.

Many Yahoo! Singapore readers debated on Facebook on whether the price was reasonable.

Some justified that this is a sign of Singapore's rising inflation.

Teo Buay Hiang said, "Inflation!!! Rental and cost of food and oil are rocket high therefore high price. Hope our new Minister for MND will help to bring rental down and AVA which is under his wing too, to bring the cost of food down."

"Inflation aside, some of these hawkers have been over-hyped and glorified to the extend that they can slap obscene prices on the customers. Blame it on the ever-popular food blogs," commented Holly Zhang.

Felix Yeo likened the nasi lemak stall to a podcast about a bah chor mee stall by popular blogger mrbrown. "The hawker is trying to set the benchmark. This price increase must be pegged to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP)," Yeo said.

Another user Amos Poh put things into perspective and said, "Wah.. 30cts more than a heart bypass."

However, some users reasoned that the quality of the nasi lemak justifies its price.

Cindy Peck said "it's this kinda price at Ponggol Nasi Lemak. It's very expensive but it's very yummy!"

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would you pay such amount for Nasi Lemak ? Lips Sealed

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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2011 6:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I won't .... guess I can't afford to go there and eat already.
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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2011 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chubby wrote:
I won't .... guess I can't afford to go there and eat already.
I never find them cheap to begin with Lips Sealed
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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2011 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't like to queue so i don't eat Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2011 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What Nasi Lemak?
They are not selling Nasi Lemak.....................they are selling poor quality nasi padang at inflated price.

The authentic Nasi Lemak has only, coconut rice with small fish (ikan kuning or smaller fish), cucumber & sweet sambal chilli, that's all.

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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2011 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RN53 wrote:
What Nasi Lemak?
They are not selling Nasi Lemak.....................they are selling poor quality nasi padang at inflated price.

The authentic Nasi Lemak has only, coconut rice with small fish (ikan kuning or smaller fish), cucumber & sweet sambal chilli, that's all.
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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2011 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://youtu.be/BnsFL5Xrb6U

Watch from 0:40 onwards..:P

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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2011 11:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i find their food crap.

i will have the original chong pang nasi lemak beside chong pang camp any day..
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PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2011 8:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zeny wrote:
Chubby wrote:
I won't .... guess I can't afford to go there and eat already.
I never find them cheap to begin with Lips Sealed


they use to be cheap when they are still in the old place (opp of the current location).

Those days... 2 chicken wing and rice is around $2++

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PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2011 9:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chubby wrote:
Zeny wrote:
Chubby wrote:
I won't .... guess I can't afford to go there and eat already.
I never find them cheap to begin with Lips Sealed


they use to be cheap when they are still in the old place (opp of the current location).

Those days... 2 chicken wing and rice is around $2++


you mean those days when they sell 24hrs or until very late one har ?

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PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2011 9:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The killer price is the Chicken drumstick..

However it's still a bit on the high end... getting pricey.... No No
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PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2011 11:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zeny wrote:
Chubby wrote:
Zeny wrote:
Chubby wrote:
I won't .... guess I can't afford to go there and eat already.
I never find them cheap to begin with Lips Sealed


they use to be cheap when they are still in the old place (opp of the current location).

Those days... 2 chicken wing and rice is around $2++


you mean those days when they sell 24hrs or until very late one har ?


sell until very late ..so far the latest hour i go is around 1-2 am in the old location.

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PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2011 1:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ivan56 wrote:
The killer price is the Chicken drumstick..

However it's still a bit on the high end... getting pricey.... No No


yah... i rather go changi village Very Happy Very Happy
even though they have increased price but that is the amount i am willing to pay Very Happy Very Happy

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PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2011 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I still prefer the normal nasi lemak wrap in banana leaves......
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PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2011 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think this outlet is following the bad examples of the Singapore Government in paying the highest salaries to their Ministers. Sly
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