This is a continuation from the previous post, Muslim Food Stall.
Shown below are food which I love from this Muslim stall. They are really nice, but over the years, I found the standard has dropped, and their product is very inconsistent.
This is Lontong: containing egg, rice (Ketupat), cabbage, long bean and beancurd (toufu).
This is Mee Rebus: containing Egg, green chilli, some small chips of beancurd (toufu), noodle and bean sprout.
This is a plate of Mee Siam. It contains egg, chopped-up sized beancurd (tou-pok), gu chai (vegetable) and Mee Fen.
Each plate of food (Lontong, Mee Rebus or Mee Siam) used to cost S$2.50, but now their price increased. A bowl of Lontong, Mee Rebus or Mee Siam would now costs S$2.80. In fact, $2.50 is already expensive considering the ingredients used for the food. But it would be okay if I did not encounter hairs and cockroaches in them. In addition, the food served was not consistent — sometimes the Lontong tasted ‘sour’, sometimes the cabbage tasted not fresh (leftover) and sometimes the Lontong gravy (the curry) tasted ‘not normal’ as usual ones.
Another thing is the timing. You would not get to buy what you want at any time of the day.
I mentioned that I patronized them again starting from last year. But this year, just a few weeks ago, when I started to eat their food again, I going to stop again. Ever since I was pregnant, for a couple of months, I was not to eat spicy food. But towards the seventh month, I tried to eat some. Richard bought for me Lontong and Mee Rebus again from them. Each time, the food always taste different, like I mentioned earlier. It was really not valued for money considering the kind of food and the ‘amount’ of food given, especially for Lontong.
To cut cost, everything was so diluted, and I suspect they kept the curry overnight (which I have no proof, only Suspect) — as it tasted different (not the fresh kind of taste). The same goes for Mee Rebus. The gravy is very diluted and not so much of ‘taste’ as before. Richard also said the same thing. After a few tries recently, we stopped patronizing from them again…
If you increased price already, then you should give the customer the same kind of food that you used to produce, and not tried to save money here and cut cost here and there. This is not the right way to do business.
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