Diner buys duck rice from Yishun stall as photo looks 'impressive', but is not impressed at all

Submitted by Stomper Joe

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We are all aware that online shopping can be a gamble because you never know if the actual product will look like its advertisement.

But it turns out that this applies to eating out too.

Stomper Joe was at a coffee shop at Block 848 Yishun Street 81 on Saturday evening (Dec 7) and thinking about what to have for dinner.

He recounted: "After looking at all the stalls in the coffee shop, I decided to buy a plate of duck rice as the photo of the duck meat on the stall's signboard looked impressive.

"When I received the plate of duck rice, I flipped the duck meat over.

"To my horror, not only were there so few pieces of duck meat, they were also super thin slices as compared to the photo."

In disbelief, Joe said he approached the stall's staff and asked if they had made a mistake.

The Stomper added: "They told me that the photos are for illustration purposes only.

"The stall owner also mentioned, 'If we don't show nice photos, how to attract customers?'

"I would be fine with this if say, the signboard had listed several prices accordingly to the thickness of the duck meat, but in this instance, there is only one price stated."

Joe told Stomp that the incident left him feeling "deceived" and therefore, he is curious to know what other people think.