An internet celebrity known as “Cikgu Anep” retweeted a netizen’s post on social media, which expressed concerns about the rising cost of food and questioned who profits from the high prices.
The issue of high prices for mixed rice has recently become a concern among Malaysians.
A netizen shared on social media that a small portion of rendang clams and squid with white rice cost RM24, which he found to be exorbitant.
He felt scared and upset and wanted to ask the seller how the amount was calculated, but she appeared intimidating and unapproachable.
Tutup nama kedai nanti aku kena saman dah susah pulak. pic.twitter.com/fluGc1I0qn— brgsjks (@brgsjks) September 6, 2023
Netizens expressed their frustration over the rising cost of living, with some suggesting ways to save money when dining out, such as opting for vegetables instead of meat or seafood.
Another netizen, internet celebrity “Cikgu Anep,” also shared his experience of paying RM28.50 for a packed meal that included a small piece of pan-fried pomfret, a piece of chicken, and white rice topped with chilli and scallion oil.
RM28.50.— Cikgu_Anep (@Cikgu_Anep) September 7, 2023
Ikan bawal tu aku rasa dia letak RM15.
Ayam L tu RM10.
Nasi suku pinggan RM2.
Kicap bawang sesudu tu RM 1.50.
Entahlah. Aku tak tahu nak kata mahal ke tak. Korang rasa?
Tapi termenung jugaklah masa makan tu. Yelah, lunch saja RM30. Koyak juga abang dek😂 https://t.co/ZHSghK7MUr pic.twitter.com/08qMqY1b76
Malaysians Share Money-Saving Tips Amid Rising Cost of Living
The high prices of takeaway mixed rice have raised questions about who is raking in the profits.
While it is unclear who benefits from the high prices, many netizens call for more pricing transparency and consumer affordability.
The issue has sparked a conversation about Malaysia’s rising cost of living, a concern for many Malaysians in recent years.
Some netizens shared their money-saving tips for eating out, advising others to opt for vegetables instead of pricier protein sources like chicken, fish, or seafood.
They have suggested using tofu or tempeh as a substitute for protein.
Itu lah. Ayam rm5 sekarang ni. Ikan jangan kiralah. Nak jimat kena ambil nasi putih, telur dengan sayur je. Tak pun tauhu/tempeh sepotong. https://t.co/J9Vuf4LFLk— Shawarma is a Proud Malaysian 🇲🇾 (@faqihahahaha) June 19, 2022