The only dish that’s selling at S$2.50 at this stall is the dumpling noodles.
This Teban Gardens hawker, Mdm Wong, has refused to increase her prices or cut down on ingredients for the past 20 years, in spite of rising costs.
Across Singapore, you’d be hard-pressed to find many noodles stalls that don’t charge S$2.50 or S$3.00 and above.
However, the 62-year-old lady boss of Quan Soon Wanton Noodle (at Block 37A Teban Gardens Rd) says many who buy her noodles are longtime customers and she won’t increase her prices if she can help it.
She says that she must think about the old folks in the neighbourhood who enjoy eating her noodles.
“There are many old people in this estate. They don’t have much to eat, and some don’t have much money. For these elderly, a S$2 bowl of noodles is cheap and they can feel full after eating.”
Hawker aunty, we salute you!