A photo of a receipt, showing that a customer’s Nasi Padang meal at the food court at Marina Bay Sands cost nearly $20, is circulating online. The photo was published on the r/Singapore subreddit by Reddit user u/james_dykeson.
The receipt, which is dated 2 Aug 2019, shows that the customer ordered seafood, vegetables, a whole chicken leg and a bagadail to go with his white rice. He was charged a hefty $18.70 for the meal at the Rasapura Masters food court in the Basement 2 level of Marina Bay Sands.
The priciest item the customer ordered was the whole chicken leg, which cost $8. The seafood side cost $4 while the bagadail cost $3:
This is not the first time that a post on how expensive Nasi Padang dishes are in mall food courts here has circulated online.
In March last year, Facebook user Nizam Vanderbeek reported that a plate of white rice, fried fish, and one serving of vegetables cost him a hefty $14 at a local Kopitiam. An average food court Nasi Padang dish with rice, one meat dish and two vegetable dishes would cost around S$6.50.
Mere weeks later, another netizen expressed shock over the high price of his Nasi Padang dish at the ION Orchard food court.
Revealing that he w as charged $20 for a plate of rice, fried fish, mutton cubes, anchovies and peanuts at the Padang Padang stall at the Food Opera food court in ION Orchard, Raymond Yeoh wrote: “I just moved to Singapore 3 weeks ago and I had this Mix Rice in Padang Padang @ ION Orchard. Guess how much is this? I believe this is not the usual price even for tourist…”
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