Laksa without 'towgay'?

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Laksa without 'towgay'?

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Beansprouts are found in many of our hawker dishes - be it laksa, popiah, or prawn mee. But few people realise that prices of the humble 'towgay' have quietly risen over the last four years – by 70 per cent at the wet markets and a whopping 250 per cent in supermarkets. What's causing these spikes in beansprout prices?