The supermarket has not issued any statement regarding the high price of petai.
Malaysia has been experiencing rising prices in recent years, with no signs of improvement.
And recently, a package of petai weighing about 200 grams is priced at RM113.90 in a Kuala Lumpur supermarket chain.
The expensive price surprised many netizens and went viral on social media after it was posted on TikTok.
Shared by @ladyrara017, it shows several packs of peeled petai on a shelf in the supermarket with the staggering price tag.
@ladyrara017 This is at Village Grocer Avenue K 🤣#petai #avenueK #klcc #inflation #joke #fyp #malaysia ♬ Funny – Gold-Tiger
The woman who recorded the video expressed her disbelief: “Am I reading wrong? Petai is so expensive now? Inflation?”
Feeling The Pinch Of Expensive Petai
The price tag at the bottom of the package indicates they are premium petai, but no further details are provided.
The high price has led to speculations that the petai might be organic or of exceptional quality.
The news has sparked heated discussions among netizens, with some jokingly pointing out that it might be “T20 petai grown in Scotland” or “petai planted by fairies, harvested with golden poles, and peeled off one by one by the fairies in the sky”.
However, most netizens expressed surprise, claiming it was the first time they had seen such expensive petai.
Petai kawasan rumah korang mahal? Rindu nak makan sambal petai tapi petai harga yahudi?— fvtin (@_FatinAmani) February 27, 2021
Nak makan sambal tempoyak petai tapi petai tak ada?
Meh sis selesaikan masalah korang! Order kat shopee sis, murah je gais 😆 link kat bawah ok 😘 pic.twitter.com/UiyyORcLwk
At the time of writing, the supermarket has not issued any statement regarding the high price of stink beans.
Whether this is a temporary price hike or a new normal for petai prices in Malaysia remains to be seen.
For certain, harvesting petai can be a challenging task due to the height of the trees and the need for proper equipment.
At the same time, it is important to note that prices of food items can vary depending on the location and market conditions.
Some areas in Malaysia may have higher or lower prices than others.
It is always best to check with local markets or supermarkets for current prices and budget accordingly.
Benda mudah buat apa nak rumitkan. Banding harga dulu sebelum beli. Jadilah pengguna bijak 👍— Malaysia Hari Ini (@MsiaHariIni) December 10, 2021