‘Vivian Lai-Lookalike’ Nasi Lemak Hawker Opens 2nd Outlet That Still Serves $2.60 Set Meal
97 Nasi Lemak’s cheapest nasi lemak set remains at $2.60, but a la carte prices at its two outlets have gone up.
Nasi lemak hawker Ellis Phua first caught netizens’ eye last year, when they claimed that she resembles Mediacorp actress Vivian Lai. Well, the 42-year-old has been busy since going viral. Her hawker stall 97 Nasi Lemak at Old Airport Road Food Centre, which serves wallet-friendly Chinese-style nasi lemak with crispy chicken wings and fiery sambal, now has a second outlet at North Bridge Road Market & Food Centre.
She got her original stall halal-certified last year (the new joint’s halal application is still in the works). Despite the rising costs of ingredients (like super expensive eggs) plaguing the F&B industry, Ellis has not raised prices for nasi lemak sets at her current two outlets, which offer identical menus.
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