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Postby poodlek » Wed, 28 Jul 2010 2:50 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:I buy airflown steaks from Australia from NTUC all the time. Frankly, I wouldn't shop at the butchers or Cold Storage or The Marketplace and pay 200% more for the same stuff (okay, NTUC doesn't carry quite the variety but it is still decent airflown (chilled not frozen) Aus Beef. It all turns to Sh*t anyway so it's just fuel for the engine. ;-)


I'm revealing my ignorance here, but I never knew NTUC was a grocery store... I certainly haven't seen one. Unless this is an acronym for a type of store and I'm just not getting it. For day to day stuff I'll buy from Giant, which has been frozen and then thawed, but I only buy it if I'm going to eat it right away (it says right on the package that it's been thawed and not to freeze it again). As far as steak cuts and variety of pork options, I'm still happy to go with the butcher and pay more. The cuts of beef they call steaks at Giant are pathetic. And I'd never *never* buy any frozen or processed meat there...not that I wouldn't buy processed meats. I do love a good sausage, and the options in the grocery store are laughable.

Cold Storage has been nothing but disappointing to me...it looks from the outside like something fancier and better quality than Giant but it definitely isn't.

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Postby nakatago » Wed, 28 Jul 2010 2:58 pm

poodlek wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:I buy airflown steaks from Australia from NTUC all the time. Frankly, I wouldn't shop at the butchers or Cold Storage or The Marketplace and pay 200% more for the same stuff (okay, NTUC doesn't carry quite the variety but it is still decent airflown (chilled not frozen) Aus Beef. It all turns to Sh*t anyway so it's just fuel for the engine. ;-)


I'm revealing my ignorance here, but I never knew NTUC was a grocery store... I certainly haven't seen one. Unless this is an acronym for a type of store and I'm just not getting it. .


Name's NTUC Fairprice. The National Trades Union Congress which is the closest one would see as a laborer's union in this country (pfft...yeah, I know!). They run a whole lot of enterprises of which Fairprice is a cooperative. People, incidentally refer to Fairprice stores as NTUC.

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Postby poodlek » Wed, 28 Jul 2010 3:02 pm

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poodlek wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:I buy airflown steaks from Australia from NTUC all the time. Frankly, I wouldn't shop at the butchers or Cold Storage or The Marketplace and pay 200% more for the same stuff (okay, NTUC doesn't carry quite the variety but it is still decent airflown (chilled not frozen) Aus Beef. It all turns to Sh*t anyway so it's just fuel for the engine. ;-)


I'm revealing my ignorance here, but I never knew NTUC was a grocery store... I certainly haven't seen one. Unless this is an acronym for a type of store and I'm just not getting it. .


Name's NTUC Fairprice. The National Trades Union Congress which is the closest one would see as a laborer's union in this country (pfft...yeah, I know!). They run a whole lot of enterprises of which Fairprice is a cooperative. People, incidentally refer to Fairprice stores as NTUC.


Ahhh I get it. Thank you. I have seen Fairprice, but there are none near my home.

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Postby x9200 » Wed, 28 Jul 2010 3:27 pm

I would say the main difference between all of them is in variety, the choice of the food. Quality of similar products is comparable perhaps with the exception of higher priced items in places like Giant or Fairprice. We once made a mistake successfully tempted by lower price and bought a bottle of a pretty decent wine in Giant and it was a complete disaster. White wine clearly kept in wrong temperature for a very long time.

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Postby JR8 » Wed, 28 Jul 2010 4:00 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:I buy airflown steaks from Australia from NTUC all the time. Frankly, I wouldn't shop at the butchers or Cold Storage or The Marketplace and pay 200% more for the same stuff (okay, NTUC doesn't carry quite the variety but it is still decent airflown (chilled not frozen) Aus Beef. It all turns to Sh*t anyway so it's just fuel for the engine. ;-)


I think I bought fresh Aussie steaks from NTUC just the once, and that was the only time I saw them there (Toa Payoh hub branch). The range of meat was unappealing.

Not having a car meant getting to Holland, or the Swiss Butcher was impractical, esp as cooking for me is usually spontaneous rather than planned. I don't recall buying any bad meat from CS...

p.s. I like Nakatago's idea of 'sorta trolling' hehehe...

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 28 Jul 2010 4:46 pm

JR8 wrote:p.s. I like Nakatago's idea of 'sorta trolling' hehehe...


Now why doesn't that surprise me. :wink:

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Postby JR8 » Wed, 28 Jul 2010 5:34 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
JR8 wrote:p.s. I like Nakatago's idea of 'sorta trolling' hehehe...


Now why doesn't that surprise me. :wink:



Whaaaat!? :???:


:wink: 8-)


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