SINGAPORE – Diners at a hawker centre in Bedok had been handled to a pleasant cut price of discounted char kway teow on Thursday (Aug 9), as a part of a stall’s National Day celebrations.
The Liang Ji Kway Teow King hawker retailer, positioned at Block 58 New Upper Changi Road, was promoting fried kway teow for 50 cents per plate to diners who introduced alongside their very own eggs. For these who didn’t achieve this, they had been nonetheless capable of purchase the dish at a reduced value of $1, down from the unique $three.
Owner Dominic Neo ready round 900 dishes price of noodles for the promotion.
“As it is National Day, I came up with the National Day promotion of 50 cents char kway teow. But to do this promotion, there has to be a catch, so I did the same thing as I did last year, by asking customers to come with their own eggs,” stated Mr Neo in Mandarin.
The 44 -year-old stated he wished to let the youthful era expertise how their grandparents ordered char kway teow up to now.
“Bringing along their own eggs can help the older generation to reminisce about the past, and hopefully this idea will inspire both young and old people to continue this practice,” he added.
He began the sale at 11am. When The Straits Times visited his stall at 1.30pm, there was a lunchtime crowd of round 15 folks within the queue, with just a few armed with eggs.
The queue numbers remained fixed even past lunchtime, at round 3pm.
Despite the snaking queue for the delicacy, Mr Neo continued to cook dinner the noodles plate by plate, with a view to guarantee the standard. He stated he was making an enormous loss with the sale, however wished to offer diners one thing to have a good time with National Day.
Among curious prospects on the stall included Mr Chen Hongjie, 29, who visited the stall within the afternoon together with his girlfriend Phoebe Tham, 26.
The couple, each PhD college students, went with an egg to qualify for the 50 cents promotion.
Mr Chen stated: “I heard from my grandma when she was younger that she took eggs to the market to purchase issues like char kway teow and carrot cake. They took duck eggs up to now, earlier than it obtained modified to rooster eggs.
“So I thought this promotion would be a way to relive the past, so we came down to try it.”