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Fresh Olives

Postby blue_thunder » Wed, 26 Nov 2008 4:39 pm

Where can I get fresh olives in SG ?

I tried Cold storage/Giant/NTUC...nothin available apart from pickles .

Any pointers would be appreciated.


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Postby rattlesnake » Thu, 27 Nov 2008 10:21 pm

I saw a reasonable selection in the "fresh market" of the supermarket in basement of Raffles City near City Hall MRT. Not sure of the name of the store but it is not hard to find.

Quite expensive but a reasonable selection.

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Postby blue_thunder » Fri, 28 Nov 2008 3:55 pm

rattlesnake wrote:I saw a reasonable selection in the "fresh market" of the supermarket in basement of Raffles City near City Hall MRT. Not sure of the name of the store but it is not hard to find.

Quite expensive but a reasonable selection.


Well thanks for the info...
i Got the green olives(pickled) for 10 bucks at cold storage..if its costlier than 10 bucks..then good bye to fresh olives...i ll try to ask for more olives in my subs when i go to subway :lol:
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Postby rattlesnake » Sun, 30 Nov 2008 12:49 am

When you say "cheaper than 10 bucks", it depends how many you want. These are deli olives. From memory they were between $3-5 for 100g. Of course, it depends on your variety - personally for spanish olives you could give them away and I wouldn't be interested, A nice kalamata on the other hand Mmmmmm.

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Postby snoodelweiss » Thu, 04 Dec 2008 9:39 am

Have you tried Market Place and Carrefour? NTUC Fairprice Finest in Bukit Timah? Otherwise, go to Little India's Tekka market and you will finds lots of fresh veggies there. I have seen olives there before I went there two weeks ago.

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Postby madura » Sat, 06 Dec 2008 1:47 pm

snoodelweiss wrote:Have you tried Market Place


I believe the Market Place at Fusionopolis does stock fresh olives.

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Postby blue_thunder » Tue, 09 Dec 2008 1:39 pm

snoodelweiss wrote:Have you tried Market Place and Carrefour? NTUC Fairprice Finest in Bukit Timah? Otherwise, go to Little India's Tekka market and you will finds lots of fresh veggies there. I have seen olives there before I went there two weeks ago.


Would try to visit Carrefour and Marketplace this weekend...
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Postby road.not.taken » Tue, 09 Dec 2008 4:31 pm

What the heck is a fresh olive? :roll:

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Postby blue_thunder » Tue, 09 Dec 2008 4:35 pm

road.not.taken wrote:What the heck is a fresh olive? :roll:


Good question :shock:

Just like any other fresh fruit and veggies.
Mostly you get pickled olives or olives in salt/vinegar which actually has more carbs than the fresh ones...

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Postby sierra2469alpha » Tue, 09 Dec 2008 4:46 pm

Blue - we (Ms. C and I) get olives at out local CS in Newton in the deli section. HTH.... Mr.P

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Postby road.not.taken » Tue, 09 Dec 2008 6:04 pm

blue_thunder wrote:
road.not.taken wrote:What the heck is a fresh olive? :roll:


Good question :shock:

Just like any other fresh fruit and veggies.
Mostly you get pickled olives or olives in salt/vinegar which actually has more carbs than the fresh ones...

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So you can go to a store here (presumably...), and buy a 'fresh' olive, like a fresh apple or a fresh fig??

I have never seen this. I thought uncured olives were basically inedible...

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Postby jpatokal » Wed, 10 Dec 2008 12:11 am

blue_thunder wrote:
road.not.taken wrote:What the heck is a fresh olive? :roll:


Good question :shock:

Just like any other fresh fruit and veggies.
Mostly you get pickled olives or olives in salt/vinegar which actually has more carbs than the fresh ones...

Quoth Wikipedia the all-knowing: Olives freshly picked from the tree contain phenolic compounds and oleuropein, a glycoside which makes the fruit unpalatable for immediate consumption. Do the olives you're buying really look like this, or do you just mean that they're sold from a barrel, instead of canned?
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Postby road.not.taken » Wed, 10 Dec 2008 8:40 am

Exactly. Blue Thunder, did you just mean high quality? Or not canned?

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Postby blue_thunder » Wed, 10 Dec 2008 3:19 pm

road.not.taken wrote:Exactly. Blue Thunder, did you just mean high quality? Or not canned?


not canned ones...i usually buy either in small bottles which weighs arnd 400-500 gms...i m not looking for a high quality ones...jus like the ones which we get in subway...i mean the black olives...

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Postby road.not.taken » Wed, 10 Dec 2008 5:23 pm

In Subway? You mean like the fast food franchise?!? Ay Caramba! Those came straight out of a can... Kids... :-|


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