Those Lamprais And Fried Rice
What I am anxious to know is whether there is any governnment institution to which the public can complain when they are charged a mint and served a bit.
I know that the public is being weighed down heavily with various issues as price increases and transport problems but we must stand up when it comes to being hoodwinked about our food.
Recently, I bought a thing called a fried rice from a popular restaurant. When I went home, all I found was some rice and a few bones of chicken for which they charged me over Rs.300. I felt more than cheated, I felt disgusted as the trend has now set in where cheating one off one’s lunch is a normal happening.
The other kind of food that is really a ‘sham’ and a shame is the lamprais. It is served in a banana leaf and hence thought to be exotic. But hasn’t anyone noticed that the rice has reduced in quantity and the accompaniments therein almost unfathomable.
It is with sadness that I note that this kind of deterioration has sent into places which have been traditionally popular for lamprais. The brinjals are fried to the skin and cut up to almost thin crisps so there is actually no brinjal in there – only the skin of the brinjal is let for one to savour.
What is happening to our lunch packets is a continuous complaint by the public. The authorities must step in by appointing a body to catch these cheaters red handed.
T. Pereira. Battaramulla