Restaurateur issued NPMB notice over RM18 salted fish Chinese broccoli dish

by BERNAMA / pic by TMR FILE

KEPALA BATAS – The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) of Penang has issued a Goods Information Verification Notice (NPMB) to the owner of a restaurant over a post on the social media on a salted fish Chinese broccoli dish which was sold at RM18.

According to a statement from KPDNHEP, the trader must respond to the NPMB in two working days to enable KPDNHEP to conduct further investigations.

“Penang KPDNHEP received information on an issue which went viral (on social media)  concerning the sale of a salted fish Chinese broccoli dish being sold at a restaurant at RM18 (a plate).

“The information was sent by a customer on social media yesterday who said the price of the dish was exorbitant and not on par with its quality.

“Subsequently, our enforcement team went to the restaurant to check out the complaint yesterday and issued a NPMB notice to the owner of the restaurant who has to respond in two days,” KPDNHEP said in the statement today.

Yesterday, via Facebook, a customer expressed shock when a salted fish Chinese broccoli dish was billed at RM18.

The individual uploaded a receipt showing the total cost of the food ordered before it went viral. 

The post said the total cost of the food ordered by the individual was RM122, but did not divulge the name of the restaurant.

The bill showed the price of a snapper fish dish at RM90, salted fish Chinese broccoli dish (RM18), mixed vegetables (RM9) and traditional salad and hot sauce (sambal) (RM5).