I am sure many of us have heard someone saying this at one point in time or another, or even said it ourselves.
This place or that store "standard dropped liao".
Standard Dropped is more often than not, referring to a certain food or food place where it no longer used to be as good. Or at the very least, since the last we remembered.
Few of the notable "standard dropped" places that I have heard of late:
- Power Nasi Lemak
- Punggol Nasi Lemak
- Fong Seng Nasi Lemak
Note: Sorry ah. I eat nasi lemak by the truckload one. So naturally, this particular item shows up on my radar more frequently.
- Chatterbox Chicken Rice
- Kay Lee Char Siew
My question is this.
I only hear people say this standard drop. That standard drop.
Has anyone ever said a certain food or food place standard IMPROVED?
It seems that we are so focused on the negatives that we take good food for granted?
Good food don't fall from the sky. They are the result of hard work, passion and dedication by the remaining people who pour their hearts out to make you that perfect hokkien mee, that awesome roti john, that divine char siew / siew yoke or even that sibeh steam chicken rice chilli sauce, or that bowl of kan hor jiak hei mee?
Allow me to say a big thank you to the folks who slave away day in, day out in front of the fire frying that wok-hei-ful char kway teow or stewing that sompah-best rendang or double boiling that 几够力 watercress pork rib soup.
These are the people who still believe that food should have a soul.
These are the people who need our encouragement.
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