GEORGE TOWN – “RM100 was for two squids and the two customers should have voiced their dissatisfaction when they were making their payment and not make this issue viral,” said the Director of Restoran Hameediyah, Muhammad Riyaaz Syed Ibrahim.
Muhammad Riyaaz said, he only knew about the allegedly expensive fried squid issue at his restaurant after seeing the viral post in the social media late last night.
He was shocked when he saw the receipt and the picture of the fried squid with the caption when the customer did not say anything when he bought it in the afternoon.
“I took the order myself from the two customers yesterday and they did not ask about the price of their food. They also kept quiet while making payment.
“They should not have made the issue viral because the customers can see the screen display while making payment.
“If they are not satisfied with the price, they can change it with other dishes. We do not force our clients to take the food,” he said when interviewed by MalaysiaGazette at Lebuh Campbell today.
Muhammad Riyaaz said, clear signage of prices is displayed at the restaurant, that the fried squid is sold between RM10 to RM150 according to size.
“Besides that, they also use authentic spices and ingredients to fry the squid,” he said.
Meanwhile, an observation by MalaysiaGazette found that there was still a long queue of customers at the restaurant despite the seemingly exorbitant price of fried squid has gone viral in the social media.
Two enforcers from the Penang Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) were also seen at the location to monitor and investigate the issue.
However, the officers refused to comment on the reason of their presence.
Earlier, a Facebook post shared by a man on his purchase of two packets of nasi kandar with fried squid costing him RM100 went viral.
In his post, the man also reminded the public to be careful if they wish to enjoy nasi kandar in Penang as the price is excessively high. -MalaysiaGazette