Connect with us

Social Stories

SG Char Kway Teow Hawker Charges Additional 50 Cents For Orders Without Beansprouts


Ft Kway Teow
Source: Zaobao & 123RF

Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.

When eating out, you normally expect a discount or a price reduction when you exclude or remove a key ingredient in a dish. However, a Singaporean char kway teow hawker seems to have decided to do the opposite by charging customers an extra S$0.50 for orders with no beansprouts.

In an interview with Shin Min Daily News, the Bukit Panjang hawker who has been selling the dish for 20 years explained why she charges the additional fee for removing beansprouts.

20910262 L Normal None


She told the portal, “We displayed the [list of additional charges] when we opened the stall. We’re not trying to earn the extra S$0.50. Rather, we’re trying to make things easier for ourselves.”

“We only have 3 woks at our stall, and we can usually cook 4 to 5 portions at once. If a customer requests no beansprouts, we must make a new batch for them, which takes up our time and energy.”

According to photos at the stall, additional charges show that asking for additional ingredients, such as beansprouts and seafood, cost an additional S$0.50 to S$2. While the last option on the menu, removing beansprouts entirely, costs S$0.50.



To get the public’s reaction, Shin Min spoke to 2 customers, who shared that they understood why she imposed the extra charge.

One of them pointed out that while she does not want beansprouts, she picks the regular version of char kway teow and picks out the vegetables so she doesn’t have to pay the additional S$0.50.


What do you think of the move? Let us know in the comments.


Also read: “Are you for real?” – M’sians are Shocked that Australian Vlogger Pays RM4 for Sirap Bandung in KL

Collage 4 13

Source: 123RF
Source: Zaobao

Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.

Just In

My Post 1 2023 12 01T150724.317 My Post 1 2023 12 01T150724.317
News13 hours ago

PM Anwar Becomes 1st M’sian to Register for National Digital ID, Assures That The Tech is Secure

Prime Minister Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim (DSAI) has become the first Malaysian to register for the National Digital Identity (Digital...

Feat Image Ukm Sunway Feat Image Ukm Sunway
News17 hours ago

UKM & Sunway University Claim Top Spots as M’sian Public & Private Universities Dominate ASEAN Rankings

The latest public and private university rankings in the ASEAN region by prominent higher education ranking and rating agency AppliedHE...

Collage 1 Collage 1
News18 hours ago

PDRM Arrests Viral Civic Driver in Hit & Run Case, He Was Running Away From an Argument With His Wife

We tend to make mistakes when we’re not in the right frame of mind. Yesterday, a video circulated on social...

Collage 7 2 Collage 7 2
News1 day ago

“It should be convenient” – Politician Wants Train Stations to Enable Card Payment for Token Purchase

The COVID-19 pandemic in the past has made money transactions go digital, with payments being done online or via QR...

Collage 5 4 Collage 5 4
News1 day ago

533 Underage Marriages Involving 16yo to 18yo Registered in Kelantan Since 2019, Says State ExCo

During a session at the Kelantan State Legislative Assembly (DUN) recently, shocking information regarding child marriage was revealed.  Mohd Asri...

Feat Image Emadani Feat Image Emadani
News1 day ago

Here’s How to Claim Your RM100 eMADANI Credit via MAE, Setel, TNG eWallet & ShopeePay Starting 4 Dec

After announcing the RM100 eWallet credit initiative to all Malaysians aged 21 and above earning RM100,000 and below annually back...

Collage 146 Collage 146
News1 day ago

“Drowned to death” – NGO is Offering RM5K for Info on Brutal Killing of 15 Kittens in Pahang

In a deeply disturbing incident that has shaken the community, the Malaysian Animal Association is urgently appealing to the public...

My Post 3 75 My Post 3 75
News2 days ago

Melaka Zoo Allegedly Spent RM72k to Purchase Animals That Suddenly Went Missing With No Reports

If animals at a zoo managed to escape or go missing, there would normally be reports of it on the...


Latest Videos