RM1 kuih selling like hot cakes

Spoilt for choice: Customers buying a variety of kuih sold at RM1 per packet at a stall in Taman Klebang Restu, Ipoh. — Bernama

IPOH: More than 3,000 packets of kuih priced at RM1 each have been on sale at a stall in Taman Klebang Restu here since the start of Ramadan.

Stall assistant Nurul Nartisa Ishak said they obtained a variety of kuih such as lopes, ketayap, cara berlauk and tauhu bergedil from 24 vendors to sell at the stall, which is open from 2pm to 7.30pm throughout the fasting month.

She said the initiative to sell these kuih at an affordable price was to provide more options to customers.

“Each packet is enough for one person. If customers want to buy for their families, they can buy larger quantities without worrying about the price.

“Since we started business two months ago, the kuih-muih and other dishes are usually sold out by the end of the day.

“Our customers are thrilled by the low price and variety,” she told Bernama.

Nurul Nartisa, 28, who is helping her sister-in-law at the stall, said sales were quite encouraging with a daily average of RM3,000.

“Despite making a nominal profit, we are happy to see many people coming to our stall to get their hands on a variety of kuih-muih at a low price,” she added.

Kuih vendor Siti Nur Syazlili Mohd Shafiaie, 33, said she decided to send her homemade delicacies such as lopes, cara berlauk and pulut inti to the stall to help ease her family’s burden.

“I am happy doing this business. My kuih are always sold out and customers are also happy. Some even come from far just to enjoy our kuih.

“As vendors, we want to sell as much as we can in order to cover our capital expenses,” she added.

A customer, who only wanted to be known as Amy, said this was her third time buying kuih at the stall.

“I am from Ipoh but have been coming here regularly because the food is tasty. There is a variety to choose from. With RM10, I can get a wide selection.

“But you have to come early because the kuih-muih will be sold out quite early,” she added.

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