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Post by Primrose Hill » Fri, 01 Aug 2014 1:57 pm

Or buy a chicken to roast from Huber/Swiss Butchery/The Butcher for $40 lol
kampung chicken here are TINY. :shock:
I remember the first time, we bought a whole chicken, husband when he's preparing to roast, asked me to come over to "deal" with the chicken :lol: :lol: :lol:

I like Giant at Vivo for fresh fish. I buy an entire fresh salmon for $70 something like 2-3kg and half of that cost GBP20.00 at my local fishmonger in London.

I love Swiss Bake's croissants and pretezel. I do wish that Tesco is here though, some competition is good.

I do sometimes shop at what in Malaysia we called them "kedai runcit", something growing up, is something I am used to. These provision shops are cheaper. I love the ones in Holland

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Post by singapore eagle » Fri, 01 Aug 2014 2:00 pm

Little known fact for you: Marketplace, Cold Storage and Giant are all part of the same company.

What's really striking here - especially coming from the UK - is how little the supermarkets try to compete with each other. Perhaps not surprising when the market is dominated by three owners.

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Post by JR8 » Fri, 01 Aug 2014 2:14 pm

singapore eagle wrote:Little known fact for you: Marketplace, Cold Storage and Giant are all part of the same company.

What's really striking here - especially coming from the UK - is how little the supermarkets try to compete with each other. Perhaps not surprising when the market is dominated by three owners.
All franchised c/o (by) the government.

No wonder they don't welcome competition eh?

Together with NTUC etc, they've got the market stitched up.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 01 Aug 2014 2:32 pm

nakatago wrote:
JR8 wrote:That's what I get for living in a bumi/kampong district :wink:

I can't imagine an NTUC Finest being bigger/nicer than a Cold Storage.... hmmm ... might have to trek on over just to have a look-see.
The one in Thomson Plaza can be.
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 01 Aug 2014 2:39 pm

the lynx wrote:
zzm9980 wrote:Fairprice Finest and ColdStorage both sell whole chickens, labelled as Kampong Chickens. About S$5-$7 depending on weight.
The definition of whole chicken can be quite fun. If you buy "whole chicken" in places like Giant and Sheng Shiong where it is pre-wrapped in refrigerated shelves, you literally get the head and feet of the chicken, and maybe bits of gizzard and whatnot that they forget to clean.

I heard the Cold Storage's "whole chicken" doesn't include head and feet. But if you buy from the wet market, you can ask the butcher to help you remove the head and the feet for you.
As one who does 99% of their marketing at NTUC, they sell whole chickens as well as whole ducks. The chickens usually come in five fresh flavours, Kampong Chicken, Normal, Large, Extra Large and Jumbo, additionally, they usually carry imported from S.America, small frozen 1kg chickens. Additionally, they sell a wide assortment of frozen chicken wings (either 3 joints or 2 joints), Thighs, Legs, and usually of two or three different foreign brands. Also, the fresh chickens at NTUC are divided into two major tranches, normal and Halal. Oh, the feet end up in the curry, while the head ends up in the trash. Rare to find the liver, gizzards & heart in a chicken as they pull them and sell them separately. You do get all however, when you buy freshly plucked from the wet markets.
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Post by taxico » Fri, 01 Aug 2014 6:13 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
the lynx wrote:
zzm9980 wrote:Fairprice Finest and ColdStorage both sell whole chickens, labelled as Kampong Chickens. About S$5-$7 depending on weight.
The definition of whole chicken can be quite fun. If you buy "whole chicken" in places like Giant and Sheng Shiong where it is pre-wrapped in refrigerated shelves, you literally get the head and feet of the chicken, and maybe bits of gizzard and whatnot that they forget to clean.

I heard the Cold Storage's "whole chicken" doesn't include head and feet. But if you buy from the wet market, you can ask the butcher to help you remove the head and the feet for you.
As one who does 99% of their marketing at NTUC, they sell whole chickens as well as whole ducks. The chickens usually come in five fresh flavours, Kampong Chicken, Normal, Large, Extra Large and Jumbo, additionally, they usually carry imported from S.America, small frozen 1kg chickens. Additionally, they sell a wide assortment of frozen chicken wings (either 3 joints or 2 joints), Thighs, Legs, and usually of two or three different foreign brands. Also, the fresh chickens at NTUC are divided into two major tranches, normal and Halal. Oh, the feet end up in the curry, while the head ends up in the trash. Rare to find the liver, gizzards & heart in a chicken as they pull them and sell them separately. You do get all however, when you buy freshly plucked from the wet markets.
fowl play... you know your poultry!

side question: do you know (genuine question for meals for the financially strapped and physically infirm elderly) if NTUC marks down chicken that are nearing expiry?
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Post by taxico » Fri, 01 Aug 2014 6:48 pm

Usmom wrote:I heard cold storage is very expensive. I'm not the typical American that needs to have burgers or pizza, I can eat Asian food everyday. I have also converted my husband who now eats Asian food almost everyday...
i have to caution... this may not bode well for some people... especially people at risk/cusp of developing certain health problems, with "Asian food" commonly being chinese or other asian foods cooked chinese-style/by the chinese (high carb, very oily, low protein, no greens, etc).

while my opinion and experience (neither my wife nor i ever cook) is based mostly on eating out and seeing "cooked food" commonly sold/served here (take-out, or "dine-in" at hawker centres, etc, or even well regarded chinese restaurants).

eating too much fat, salt and white flour regularly is not good for health. having said that, there's no stopping me and my fork if a delicious plate of general tso's best is placed within smelling distance... :b

the good news is, there are plenty more types of asian food you can experiment with. with just indian and malay food, there exists so much genre/variety it may take some time to try them all out...
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Post by Mi Amigo » Fri, 01 Aug 2014 6:51 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:As one who does 99% of their marketing at NTUC...
You have truly been assimilated. :P
Be careful what you wish for

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Post by JR8 » Fri, 01 Aug 2014 7:04 pm

Mi Amigo wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:As one who does 99% of their marketing at NTUC...
You have truly been assimilated. :P

Hehehe... I was going to remark earlier, 'Never mind styling yourself SMS, Dr. NTUC is (apparently) in tha house' :lol: :P

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Post by zzm9980 » Sat, 02 Aug 2014 12:05 am

the lynx wrote:
zzm9980 wrote:Fairprice Finest and ColdStorage both sell whole chickens, labelled as Kampong Chickens. About S$5-$7 depending on weight.
The definition of whole chicken can be quite fun. If you buy "whole chicken" in places like Giant and Sheng Shiong where it is pre-wrapped in refrigerated shelves, you literally get the head and feet of the chicken, and maybe bits of gizzard and whatnot that they forget to clean.
And if my wife bought a "whole chicken" without the head or feet (especially the feet) she'd be bitching about false advertising :P

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Post by zzm9980 » Sat, 02 Aug 2014 12:06 am

singapore eagle wrote:Little known fact for you: Marketplace, Cold Storage and Giant are all part of the same company.
Not sure your definition of "Little known", but it is pretty much advertised as such. You can see all of their logos together in multiple places in newspaper advertisements and such.

Actually, you're right. If it requires reading it very well likely is "Little known" in Singapore :)

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Post by JR8 » Sat, 02 Aug 2014 10:11 am

zzm9980 wrote:
singapore eagle wrote:Little known fact for you: Marketplace, Cold Storage and Giant are all part of the same company.
Not sure your definition of "Little known", but it is pretty much advertised as such. You can see all of their logos together in multiple places in newspaper advertisements and such.
Perhaps why Carrefour got squeezed out, the cartel doesn't like competition.

Shame, as they were a very useful resource, sort of mid-way between NTUC and Cold Storage.

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Post by Primrose Hill » Tue, 05 Aug 2014 2:56 pm

Need Walmart/ASDA, Iceland, Aldi, Tesco, Safeways, Sainsbury and Wholefood Store here.

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Post by JR8 » Tue, 05 Aug 2014 3:47 pm

Primrose Hill wrote:Need Walmart/ASDA, Iceland, Aldi, Tesco, Safeways, Sainsbury and Wholefood Store here.
Never going to happen.

Even Germany squeezed Walmart out after a few years, on the basis that they were 'too competitive'. I mean that absolutely literally, indeed it is a direct quote from the reason given for their expulsion.

You know, like expelling Aldi/LIDL from the UK, because of what they're currently inflicting upon Tesco's profits...

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 05 Aug 2014 6:06 pm

Used to have a Kmart here but it also only lasted around 3 years around '96 or '97 I believe.
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