Student's Handwritten Note and $2 Tip Warms Heart of Prawn Noodle Eatery Boss
The tip she included was her pocket money for the day.
Two dollars might not seem like a lot, but for one prawn noodle eatery boss in Toa Payoh, it meant the world.
Over the weekend, the owner of Chef Kang’s Prawn Noodle House wrote a post on Facebook, recounting how a student had dined in his eatery last Friday (July 17) and left a $2 tip, along with a handwritten note.
In her note, she profusely apologised for being unable to finish her food, but also praised the portion size and taste. As a show of her appreciation and guilt for wasting the food, she included a tip — her pocket money for the day.
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Other than prawn noodle, Chef Kang Prawn Noodle House serves the Hot Stone Prawn Paste Spare Ribs Rice ($10). A sizzling pot of rice covered in fried pork lard, raw egg yolk, dark soy sauce, and prawn paste pork ribs. A satisfying dish with nicely crisp rice at the bottom, while taking a bite of the unique prawn paste pork ribs. Chef Kang Prawn Noodle House Address: Blk 85 Toa Payoh Lorong 4, Unit 01-328, Singapore 310085 #chefkang #burpple
Having worked hard in order to pull through after the business was hard-hit by the pandemic, the kind gesture and encouragement deeply touched the hearts of the staff members, he shared.
“This note made us feel that our efforts were all worth it.”
The staff weren’t the only ones moved by the girl’s actions. The internet similarly cooed affectionately over her sweet gesture.
As kindness begets kindness, the owner extended an invite to not only the student, but also her parents and teachers — all of whom he believed had played vital roles in nurturing good values in her — for a meal.
Thanks to the internet, shortly after the post went out, the post caught the attention of the girl’s mother, who has since contacted the eatery.
This article was first published in AsiaOne and republished on theAsianparent with permission.