I had to be at Resorts World to run an errand (more on that in later entries) so I decided to grab a quick lunch first. My original plan was to grab a bowl of ramen at Ramen Play but having tried it before and didn’t think it was particularly good, I was happy to go check out another place beside it – Ruyi.
It is a fast-food style, quick-service restaurant ala McDonald’s except that they serve chinese food.
I wasn’t quite sure what to order but the zha jiang mian (炸酱面) looked good. Just as I ordered it, I spied a yummy-looking picture of ‘Honey BBQ Pork Rice’. So I decided to switch – without looking at the price.
Turns out that the (small) bowl of Honey BBQ Pork Rice costs a whopping…..S$7.20.
SEVEN DOLLARS AND TWENTY CENTS, can!?!?!
Ok, I don’t mind paying for good food but for a bowl of char shao fan?!
My expectations were running very high.
In 5 seconds, my expensive bowl of lunch arrived. Check it out:
Yes, the char shao pieces are generous but after the 10th piece, I was feeling a bit ill from eating too much pork. Taste wise, it wasn’t too bad but I couldn’t get past the fact that I paid $7.20 for a (small) bowl of BBQ Pork Rice served in a paper bowl with plastic cutlery.
Avoid at all costs. Unless you are starving and really need to eat something. Then again, Breadtalk is right opposite.