Aussie holidaymaker in Bali is slammed for asking how much she should pay for a popular Indonesian dish – but is her request really that bad?
- An Aussie in Bali took to social media to ask a simple question but was vilified
- Tourist asked how much Aussies would pay for a nasi goreng in the city
- But she was flooded with vitriol on not spending more money to support locals
A traveller keen to save pennies at a popular international destination has been trolled after asking about how much a nasi goreng costs.
The tourist enjoying a holiday in Bali in Indonesia with her family, was mocked on a popular Facebook page after asking about the cost of the meal on Wednesday.
‘What are people paying for a serve of nasi goreng average?’ she wrote.
A traveller keen to save pennies at a popular international destination has been trolled after asking about how much a nasi goreng costs (stock image)
But some in the group warned her she’d get food poisoning by aiming for the cheapest meal, while others slammed her for not trying to spend more on the island to help locals.
‘It’s the dish made in honour of the Emperor that kept rabbits out of China. Don’t be stingy,’ one wrote.
But most of the comments were shut down by the group moderator, who said ‘some people are on a tight budget backpacking around the globe’.
‘It’s getting to the point where people are afraid to post a question without being trolled and judged,’ another commenter wrote.
‘Maybe she is just trying to get a rough guide to prices so she can be informed and save money for the holiday.
‘Not everyone can just go on a holiday, some of us have to plan, save etc.’
Another commenter estimated the cost of the popular dish in Bali (pictured, stock image) to be around ‘$2.50 with an egg’
‘Why is this lady getting hammered for asking the question she’s asked?’ another asked.
‘Not everyone has been to Bali before! Why do people have to be jerks?’
Meanwhile, another commenter estimated the cost of the popular dish in Bali to be around ‘$2.50 with an egg’.
A few Bali travel experts recommended the cheaper ‘Warung’ kiosk or small shop to get the cheapest food.
One said eating the dish at the ‘Lusy Warung’ restaurant would put an Aussie tourist back by $3, while other eateries charged $5 to $8.
Nasi goreng is an Indonesian fried rice dish with meat, vegetables, egg and spices, with a smoky aroma.