Would You Believe This Man Was Charged RM312 For Nasi Kandar?
Well, a Facebook user by the name of Jonathan Bong posted a receipt of his meal at Nasi Kandar Kayu. It cost a total of RM312.10.
The meal for eight people was at Nasi Kandar Kayu, Dataran Sunway branch
According to Bong, he was charged RM60 for a piece of squid, RM26 per plate of mutton curry, and RM6 per plate of plain briyani rice. He believes he was ripped off as he had four foreigners with him.
This is not the first time Nasi Kandar Kayu is deemed expensive. Reviews, including those on Tripadvisor, have complained of its high prices.
There is also a Facebook fan page demanding lower prices for food in Nasi Kandar Kayu Cyberjaya
In fact, more nasi kandar shops in the Klang Valley are starting to get a reputation for charging exorbitant prices
Gone are the days when you could confidently walk into a nasi kandar restaurant with just RM10 in your pocket. According to nasi kandar fans in the Klang Valley, prices have recently gone up to unexpected levels.actformalaysia.com
“The new prices are in fact ridiculous,” lift technician R Narasimna Rao, 31, told FMT.
“I used to enjoy a nasi kandar meal for just RM5. The other day I took rice, mutton and some vegetables and the bill came to RM14.”
After that experience Narasimna has been avoiding nasi kandar outlets. “It’s just too expensive,” he said.
There is even a Facebook group called "Indian Restaurants CutThroats" where people can inform each other of "cut throat" experiences at Indian food joints in Malaysia
According to a report by Free Malaysia Today, nasi kandar restaurant owners say they had to increase prices because costs have gone up
Restaurant owners claim that they have to increase prices simply because costs have gone up.
“Everything—vegetables, oil, sugar—is expensive now,” said Thoulath Ameer Hamzah, vice president of the Malaysian Muslim Restaurant Owners Association.
“The rental in Klang Valley is not cheap. There are so many other factors as well, such as transportation and workers.”
However, he claimed that nasi kandar meals were still cheap compared with other kinds of fare.
“I strongly believe the price is still reasonable,” he said. “Our association always reminds our members to charge reasonably.”