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British Food to bring?

Post by Hampshire Helper » Fri, 11 Jul 2008 5:29 pm

Hi all, apologies if this has been covered elsewhere! My friends are in panic mode, packing for a two year stint in Singapore. They will have plenty of room in their container and would like to know if there are any popular British groceries that are difficult to get hold of (or that are particularly expensive) that they could possibly bring with them? What do you miss? I remember whilst living in the USA I missed Imperial Leather soap, Heinz beans and Bird's custard powder!

Many thanks in advance for your help!

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Post by Saint » Fri, 11 Jul 2008 5:53 pm

Bovril and Marmite!

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Post by durain » Fri, 11 Jul 2008 5:55 pm

i find cheese is expensive, but i dont think you can pack it in a container and bring it into singapore.

you can get stuff like marmite, baked beans, etc. they dont cost an arm and a leg. i havent found anywhere selling haggis yet. best way is to integrate with the local food, or what's available locally. :)

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Post by familyof5 » Fri, 11 Jul 2008 8:04 pm

Good red meat here is very expensive. My husband is currently back in Melbourne and has borrowed a meat case from a friend and has filled it with prime beef and lamb cuts.

you can get baked beans, marmite, bovril, lea & perrins etc here. i'm sure I even saw branston pickle somewhere! There are M&S stores too.

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Post by Tartan » Sat, 12 Jul 2008 11:17 pm

crunchy nut cornflakes!!!!

The imported prices are just ridiculous on these. e.g 3 times as much as the UK so I normally go without unless I go back to the UK for work and then bring back a suitcase full :D

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Post by Zeenit » Mon, 14 Jul 2008 9:45 pm

[quote="familyof5"]Good red meat here is very expensive. My husband is currently back in Melbourne and has borrowed a meat case from a friend and has filled it with prime beef and lamb cuts.

How much does beef cost a kg? Not fillet beef I think I am just going to know I cant afford that.
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Post by QRM » Mon, 14 Jul 2008 10:07 pm

Crest toothpaste wife cant live without it (dont ask :roll: ), we just DHL 10 tubes over and they just arrive only to find our chum sent Colgate by accident!!:shock:

Aveda product cant be found here

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 14 Jul 2008 11:57 pm

Zeenit wrote:
familyof5 wrote:Good red meat here is very expensive. My husband is currently back in Melbourne and has borrowed a meat case from a friend and has filled it with prime beef and lamb cuts.

How much does beef cost a kg? Not fillet beef I think I am just going to know I cant afford that.
Air-flown Australian Eye Round (Lean) is currently 19.90/kg in NTUC other steak cuts just go up. If you go to the "expat" types of stores, probably 50 to 75% higher......
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Post by Zeenit » Tue, 15 Jul 2008 11:27 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
Zeenit wrote:
familyof5 wrote:Good red meat here is very expensive. My husband is currently back in Melbourne and has borrowed a meat case from a friend and has filled it with prime beef and lamb cuts.

How much does beef cost a kg? Not fillet beef I think I am just going to know I cant afford that.
Air-flown Australian Eye Round (Lean) is currently 19.90/kg in NTUC other steak cuts just go up. If you go to the "expat" types of stores, probably 50 to 75% higher......
Thank SMS, I think I will go to the local shops to buy my meat, once I find them. I don't have a sense of direction at all. :oops:
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