Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Beware of the $80 prawns at Newton Circus



On Sunday night, I went to Newton Circus to have dinner with Jun, Beth, Cindy, SJ and WH. That's Jun and Beth in the picture. Don't they look lovely?! It was Jun and Beth's first time eating at Newton Circus - and they have been here in Singapore for the past four years! Crikey! Beth is going back to the Philippines leaving poor hubby Jun behind in Singapore. So any gals who want to hang out with Jun and me from next week onwards, do let us know ok? Btw, Jun sings very very well too. Ha! Alright, just joking. Beth is so going to kill me!



So anyway we ordered some really delicious food - stingray, fried rice, fried instant noodles, oysters, carrot cake...



and these $80 per plate prawns! WTF! Yup that was my reaction when the prawn uncle came to deliver the plate of prawns to us. Come on! The prawns are only less than 15cm long and they cost $20 each? Goodness! Anyway Jun ordered two plates without asking for the price so we ended up having to pay $160 for two plates of prawns. Isn't that ridiculous? I mean who would pay $80 to eat a bunch of prawns at the hawker centre?

I also suspected that the prawn uncle was probably cursing at me knowing that I will post this story because of all the pics I took that night with my phone, none of the prawn pics came out good. Seems like the autofocus didn't seem to work on the prawns. Argh! Bloody prawn uncle! So remember guys and gals, next time if you are at Newton Circus, ask for the price before you order the prawns. Better yet, just don't buy the prawns there. It's robbery!!!

25 comments:

Mr Big said...

Beware of the prawn uncle. Not only he charge expensive he also can also affect your camera.

Myra Leong said...

Ok let's hang out IZ!!! Bring Jun along. Hehehe.

Anywayz, $160 for those prawns are really too much!!!

CLaRaliCiouS said...

no pics of IZ :o(

Lord Kimbo said...

Dude, it's Newton Circus!

zinc said...

iz: u shld have taken a pic of that prawn uncle and his shop

Rickie said...

You guys must have looked like foreigners to him so he charged you foreign price.

xXx said...

Tell Beth not to worry. I'm sure you will take good care of her hubby.

Shy said...

Yes we will take care good care of Jun!

Anonymous said...

thats y i dun go there... only stupid angmohs n japs go there

melly said...

I bet his prawns were from the Pacific Ocean or something..
Then again, it all makes sense if u convert SGD20 to USD :p

Alvin said...

I wonder how much the crabs there man?

serene said...

u people have been conned!

Chuang Shyue Chou said...

ROBBED!

someone said...

Anonymous: thats y i dun go there... only stupid angmohs n japs go there

someone: ya, u're very smart!! (had lotsa bad experience aye?)

ENG said...

I dont go to Newton Circus already

Giselle Loh said...

IZ: I just love it when you get more personal in your posts.

*winks

primus said...

that place is the pride of singapore's tourism. that's how we make our money from tourists. hahaha!

marina said...

Why on earth did you bring them to Newton Circus when a regular Hawker Center is just as good.

Gaylord said...

Lau Pa Sat is better and cheaper.

Glacier Topaz said...

Those prawns cost as much as a whole seafood meal at Melborne Seafood in Ang Mo Kio! Crab, prawns, ribs all included. Sorry IZ :P

zattie said...

wow!!!

I remembered i went there once, way long ago before the hawker center got renovated, and the prawn i ordered was $15 each!!

but it looked better than those in the pics... sorry to have that said.

Bengster said...

Prawn uncle cheat u liao!

dann said...

the food there is over priced. there are so many better and cheaper alternatives all over singapore.

Anonymous said...

newton circus sux!!!!

paikia said...

No wonder they said Singapore don't have economy down turn at all. Even hawker center uncle also earns so much..

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