Only 1 meat and 1 egg in this economy rice from Yishun stall -- so how can it cost $3.90?

Submitted by Stomper Eugene

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A man forked out $3.90 for his economy rice from a coffee shop stall in Yishun and remains unconvinced by its price tag.

Stomper Eugene said he visited the coffee shop at Block 848 Yishun Street 81, located opposite Sheng Siong supermarket, last Friday (July 7), at around 6.55pm.

He ordered pork and steamed egg with white rice from the Chang Cheng economy rice stall, and was shocked to be charged $3.90.

Eugene told Stomp: "The cashier keyed in three meats for $3, so I asked her why one meat and one egg was $3.90.

"She told me that the pork cost $2.50?! It doesn't even make sense from what she keyed in.

"The server also gave me a suspicious expression while informing the cashier about my order. Not sure if it was because I got just one meat and one egg, but he looked stunned when I told him the dishes were enough and he stared into blank space for a moment.

"It's not the first time I'm buying from this stall, but the prices on the last few occasions seemed fair to me.

"I just cannot be convinced that the pork is $2.50. It is so ridiculous."

The coffee shop that Eugene visited made headlines last year when it was sold to Chang Cheng Group for $40 million. At least 10 out of 14 stalls upped and left, with tenants lamenting that rent had been raised to as much as $10,000 per month.

However, Chang Cheng Group chairman Ricky Kok told Shin Min Daily News in July 2022 he would not raise coffee and economy rice prices after the coffee shop's change in ownership.

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