No doubt that numerous restaurants have downsized their portions due to the rampant inflation affecting the market. However, when it comes to a dish like bak kut teh, where the highlight is undeniably the meat, customers expect a satisfying portion of the herbal delicacy.
Faye, a local woman, took to Facebook to express her astonishment after paying RM25 for bak kut teh through a food delivery app. Despite utilizing multiple vouchers and receiving a discount, the portion she received appeared absurdly inadequate.
Considering the already high cost of bak kut teh, Faye felt cheated out of a proper meal. The original price of the dish was RM29.90 before the discount, and to her dismay, she discovered only three pieces of meat in her soup.
She went on to describe the order as seemingly leftover from another customer, speculating that, had she not requested extra meat, she might have received only one piece. The receipt indicated that she also ordered Fried Dried Spicy Bak Kut Teh, but she provided no further details on that aspect.
Frustrated with the business's approach, Faye stated that she would likely refrain from ordering from them again and cautioned others to be wary of this particular shop. Many netizens shared their shock at the high price relative to the meagre portion, with some suggesting that the food appeared to be leftovers, insinuating that the shop owner was profiting from such practices.