What makes a millionaire’s dinner? Well, it’s probably the typo. A photo recently circulated online and showed a restaurant receipt that charged over HK$1 million for a seafood dinner, which included two Australian lobsters that cost more than HK$900,000.
The photo was first uploaded to mainland social media xiaohongshu and later shared on Facebook
According to the photo of the receipt, the two Australian lobsters alone cost HK$936,936. Including other dishes, the 10 percent service charge was already a shocking HK$93,848.2. The total sum of the dinner, as shown, was HK$1,032,332.2.
Netizens were shocked to see this. Some found it funny, while others questioned that the waiter probably mistakenly entered the value of the lobster twice, leading to the six-digit value of the item.
That netizen later confirmed on xiaohongshu that the seven-digit bill was a mistake and their dinner for six cost about HK$2,600.
In reply to media inquiries, the Chinese restaurant in Tsuen Wan said their staffer made a mistake when printing the receipt on Friday night. They immediately printed the correct one for the customer.
The restaurant stressed they charge HK$468 for each lobster and joked: “How dare we charge our customers over a million dollars!”