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Where to buy Marzipan??

Post by CEH » Sun, 16 Dec 2007 4:14 pm

I've just made my christmas cake but I now have the challenge of trying to find some marzipan to cover it with. Anyone know where I can buy some? I've tried a couple of supermarkets and the speciality baking shop on Bukit Timah rd, but no luck yet.
Grateful for any suggestions as my Mum arrives on Friday and she will be disapointed if there isn't a proper English christmas cake to greet her....

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 16 Dec 2007 6:05 pm

Jason's @ Raffles City usually has it. Bit difficult to find last year and that's were I ended up successfully. My wife's getting ready to do her fruit/Xmas cake so I guess we'll be search that area again as well!

In the meantime, get some linen and wrap it up soaked in Rum or Brandy to give it a wee bit more flavour! :cool:
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Post by ching » Mon, 17 Dec 2007 1:30 am

Have you tried the grocers at Dempsey Road?

Also, there's a specialist bakers' shop on Bencoolen (near Burlington Square) where I think I remember seeing marzipan...

Good luck!
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Post by CEH » Tue, 18 Dec 2007 2:03 pm

Thanks for the tips. Mission is accomplished. I went to Jason's at Raffles City last night and they had it there. Btw SMS -they have plenty left so you know where to go when your wife sends you out to get the marzipan. :)

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 19 Dec 2007 10:42 am

Thanks CEH, will probably be doing that this evening on the way home from work. She bought all the fixings yesterday! As I am starting a diet on Jan 2nd somebody else will have to eat it all this year! I normally kill half of it myself!
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Post by thunsinger » Thu, 27 Dec 2007 11:52 pm

Hi,
I am a recently arrived Expat from the US. When we were shopping on behalf of Santa, we were so frustrated at the lack of directories (Internet or otherwise) with information on where the toy stores are, sporting goods, etc.

My husband and I are working to build a site for information like yours- marzipan, etc. I have been trying to find ground cloves for 2 months!

Thanks,
Terri

PS- Know where I can find ground cloves?

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 28 Dec 2007 2:36 pm

Ground cloves?

Any wet market. Buy a quantity of dried cloves, put them in a pepper mill or a Mortar & Pestle or a Blender with a chopper attachment and voila! ground Cloves. One must remember that living in Asia is a challenge. Though that isn't much of a challenge I must admit. Go to Tekka Market in Little India or for that matter go to Mustafa's on Serangoon Road both places will have it. Mustafa's will have most anything you could want related to spices or anything else for that matter and is open 24 hrs.

If one wants all the convenience of home, one must stay at home? :cool:

As far as creating a site you must remember that once the information gets too small, then it becomes a hassle to find anything. Same with putting paragraphs of explanations. I've used the concept that Expats are rather resourceful and only need a link, they can call or email or fax or send smokesignals to get the fine details.

Here's another one besides my feeble attempt: http://www.entersingapore.info/sginfo/index.php

There are several other sites as well.
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Post by ching » Mon, 31 Dec 2007 1:01 am

Thanks for the tip about marzipan!

Anyone know where to buy graham crackers? All I can find are the mini graham cracker bears in the kids' section of the supermarket...
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 31 Dec 2007 10:54 am

ching wrote:T
Anyone know where to buy graham crackers?
Cold Storage's Online Product Catalogue shows 4 types of Graham Crackers (2 are baby foods though) so most any Cold Storage should have at least one of them I would think.

As shown in their catalogue:

General Mills | Golden Graham | 12 Oz Box
Quaker | OHS Honey Graham | 340G Box

NTUC online did not show any in their product lists. Links to both sites can be found in my signature links

Good luck.

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Post by inc0h3rent » Wed, 30 Nov 2011 12:50 pm

You guys probably know where to buy ground cloves by now. But if you don't, you can get it at Mustafa. I had a heck of a time finding ground cloves.

Thanks for the info about marzipan! I saw it at Cold Storage in Nex one time and now that I need one, it's gone. So I guess I'm going to check out Jason's.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 30 Nov 2011 1:01 pm

SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

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Post by nutnut » Wed, 30 Nov 2011 3:13 pm

+1 ^^
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Post by beppi » Wed, 30 Nov 2011 11:31 pm

Phoon Huat only has 2.5kg packets of marzipan!
But for the same price you get only 250g at Cold Storage or Jasons!!!
(And one can never have too much marzipan ... I have a dentist appointment tomorrow though ...)

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Post by JR8 » Thu, 01 Dec 2011 12:11 am

http://www.deliaonline.com/recipes/type ... zipan.html

Make your own. Better than anything from a shop.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 01 Dec 2011 12:42 am

It'll keep for a year or two in the Fridge. I know. Before I found Phoon Huat whereever I found it I'd buy twice what I needed for the Christmas Fruit Cake and that way I didn't have to run all over town looking for it.

In fact, we went to Phoon Huat in Hougang Mall on Saturday for all the wife's Fruit Cake Ingredients for her holiday cake.
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