My experience at hawker centres and foodcourts has been quite the opposite of Mr Tan Keong Boon's ("Smaller food portions help reduce wastage"; Forum Online, March 18).
Even for me as an average lean or slim person, so-called regular servings are often already so tiny - three to five mouthfuls' worth of rice or noodles - that I cannot imagine them getting any smaller.
The current regular portion is more like a small serving, and the large like a regular.
Having recently moved to the United States, I am finally able to receive a decent portion that actually qualifies as a proper and filling meal for the standard lowest price.
I am more inclined to believe that people leave behind unfinished food on their plates after finding it not to their taste, as many Singaporeans can be rather fussy.