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Aussie restaurants are charging $1 a lettuce LEAF for san choy bow dishes

Australian restaurants charge $1 per lettuce LEAF for san choy bow dishes as cost of living crisis explodes

  • A restaurant receipt shows lettuce cups cost an extra $1 for san choy bow dishes
  • Melbourne journalist Jacqueline Felgate shared a photo of the receipt online
  • Right now, the price of iceberg lettuce has risen to a whopping $11.99
  • Many said online that Australia’s rising cost of living is spiraling out of control

With the rising cost of living sending the price of iceberg lettuce skyrocketing, Australians have noticed that some restaurants are starting to charge $1 per lettuce leaf for san choy bow dishes.

Journalist Jacqueline Felgate shared on Instagram a photo of a receipt stating food purchased from a Melbourne restaurant.

Thereupon, the san choy bow cost $18 and a $1 cup of lettuce was added as an additional purchase – despite it being the main requirement to eat the Chinese meal.

A photo of a restaurant recipe showed the customer paid $1 for a salad cup with their San Boy Bow dish - despite lettuce leaf being the main requirement to eat the Chinese meal (pictured)

A photo of a restaurant recipe showed the customer paid $1 for a salad cup with their San Boy Bow dish – despite lettuce leaf being the main requirement to eat the Chinese meal (pictured)

“Lettuce is now charged separately in some Melbourne restaurants,” Jacqueline captioned the image.

Right now, the price of iceberg lettuce has risen to a whopping $11.99 each, and the cost of other vegetables has gone up as well.

The image quickly gained attention from other social media users who couldn’t believe that individual lettuce leaves were being sold, but others sympathized with the business owners.

Right now, the price of iceberg lettuce has risen to as much as $11.99 each, and the cost of vegetables has also risen (stock image)

Right now, the price of iceberg lettuce has risen to as much as $11.99 each, and the cost of vegetables has also risen (stock image)

opinion poll

Would you pay $1 for a san choy bow lettuce leaf?

  • Not really! 73 votes
  • Yes 15 votes

‘Just try to buy lettuce or ginger in the supermarket, it’s great. What’s even crazier is that I bought ginger for $12 a pound at Victoria Market and Safeway has it over $30 a pound,” one commented.

Another commented: ‘Not just Melbourne, Geelong too. I felt so sorry for the owner, he was so apologetic. Hopefully people are nice and understanding, I’m sure they’ve kept up enough over the years.”

Others weren’t quite as sympathetic and instead looked at the dazzling total for the bill – which was a whopping $386.50.

“$1 on a $365 bill. Surprised, they even noticed. Reasonable, considering the price of lettuce. No outrage here,” one wrote.

“They can afford it, judging by the rest of the receipt,” added another.

What will cause inflation in 2022?

Inflation is rising around the world and food and energy prices are hitting record highs.

Factors contributing to inflation in 2022:

Supply and demand problems

Consequences of the war

Oil and petrol prices

Source: World Economic Forum

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