Monday, February 7, 2011

Caveat Emptor - Restoran 9898

Restoran Nine Eight Nine Eight (9898)
Jalan Pandan Indah 4/10
Pandan Indah
55100 Kuala Lumpur
(Coordinates: 3° 7' 56.00", 101° 45' 11.00")

This time we've not writing to recommend a shop. On the contrary, its to issue a stern Caveat Emptor (Buyer Beware) statement.

Its Sunday afternoon, and after a leisurely drive around Ampang we found ourselves at Pandan Indah, and in particular along the street where this restaurang was located.

Looking like any other run of the mill  chinese restaurant, we decided to have lunch here.

Restoran Nine Eight Nine Eight
or is it Restoran I Ate I Ate (your money)..
Do you suppose their prices are due to their 24 hours status?

The photo below is of the chap fun stall we (Brendan, Cat and I) had rice. We each had only two dishes, but the total came to almost RM20!

The offending chap-fun stall

The drinks were another thing. Cat's  herbal tea cost RM1.80, Brendan's can of 100-plus was RM2.40 while my customary iced coffee was RM2.00.. can you believe that?

The guy in the center nonchalantly recited the mad prices to us!

We don't know about the rest of you, but we distinctly had the feeling we were held up in broad daylight. This is definitely a place we'll avoid like the plague in future.

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