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Buffet Lunch Only RM4.50

By Ahmad Shukran Shaharuddin (From Bernama of March 15, 2006)

SEREMBAN, March 15 (Bernama) -- You may not be able to enjoy a buffet lunch cheaply in the national capital, but the scenario is different in this capital of Negeri Sembilan.
In line with the government's call to practise thrift following the increase in the price of petroleum products, the owner of Ori restaurant decided to introduce a buffet package for as low as RM4.50 on work days.
Lt Kol (B) Maskan Katan, 62, who had operated the restaurant at km3.2, Jalan Jelebu, for the last two years started to offer the package since the first oil price hike in 2005.
"The idea came after I realised that everybody, including myself,wished to reduce expenditures in all ways. So I thought of offering a cheap buffet," he told Bernama, here Wednesday.
The restaurant offers 10 types of dishes including fried chicken, meat curry, fried eggs, vegetables, "sambal" and fruits.
Two types of drinks, syrup and "iced teh-O", are also served and one can eat and drink as much as one likes.
Besides the buffet, the restaurant also serves two special delicacies -- asam pedas claypot and beriani.
"Customers can also order a-la-carte and the restaurant opens from 8am to midnight," Maskan said.
On customer response, he said his restaurant is often full in early and end of each month.
"I have never raised the prices of the food although the prices of oil had risen several times. This is possible because I look for the cheapest supply sources," he said.
Maskan is renting the restaurant for RM1,000 a month and his capital amounted to RM100,000.

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