Our Tampines Hub Stall Curry Chicken Rice Costs S$2.80, Boss Used To Be F&B Industry Manager
Ever since inflation kicked in, netizens have been complaining quite regularly about rising food prices.
Thus, it’s refreshing to see or hear stories of a more positive nature, about stalls that offer affordable yet filling meals.
Recently, a curry rice stall at Our Tampines Hub was featured on social media for charging just S$2.80 for a plate of rice with three dishes.
Netizens praised the stall for its affordable offerings.
Tampines stall serves curry rice with dishes like chicken
On Thursday (16 Mar), Facebook user Ben Lim took to the 吃的平台 Eat, Wherever group to share about his meal from a stall at Our Tampines Hub (OTH) Hawker Centre.
Mang Cheng Xiang Curry Rice, as their name suggests, serves curry rice with various dishes.
Some of their dishes include economical rice staples like pork belly, cabbage and tofu.
S$2.80 for rice with 3 dishes
Mr Lim ordered what is apparently one of their cheapest sets — chicken drumstick curry rice.
He noted that it comprised a chicken drumstick, a large piece of potato and a fried egg with rice and doused with curry sauce.
For that, he paid just S$2.80, quipping that he has “nothing to complain about”.
Netizens agree it’s cheap & good
Most netizens agreed with him, remarking that it was a nutritionally balanced meal.
Those who’d eaten from the stall marvelled at how the food was cheap and tasted good, too.
Stall owner was an F&B industry manager
Those who might be wondering how Mang Cheng Xiang can charge so little may be keen to know that their owner is a former F&B industry operations manager.
Mr Toh Swee Han decided to start his own hawker business, according to a Facebook post in 2018 by Minister for Social and Family Development Masagos Zulkifli, who’s an MP for Tampines GRC.
He also shared that the hawker centre at OTH has a centralised dishwashing and table-cleaning system that costs him S$1,600 a month.
This cost is compared with hiring assistants to do the cleaning, which would cost him S$3,000, he had said.
Thus, this could explain how he can keep costs low up till now.
If you’d like to have a taste of the affordable meals yourself, here’s how to get there:
Mang Cheng Xiang Curry Rice
Address: Hawker Centre@Our Tampines Hub, 495 Tampines Ave 5, #01-64, Singapore 529649
Opening hours: 11am-10pm daily
Nearest MRT: Tampines Station
Affordable meals for those who need them
Surging inflation has affected all in Singapore, whether stallholders or consumers.
Those who need to keep to a budget are always on the lookout for affordable but filling meals, so they’d be happy to know that such options are available.
Will you be curious to try the food at Mang Cheng Xiang? Tag someone you’d share the meal with in the comments.
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Featured image adapted from Ben Lim on Facebook.
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