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Buying Western Food in Singapore

Post by chogaijin » Thu, 18 Nov 2010 2:05 pm

I've been looking everywhere for Western food in grocery stores here in Singapore.
More specifically, I'm looking for food that I enjoyed in Danmark and the USA. I can find a good selection of most foods that I like easily enough, but some things seem to be impossible!

Does anyone know where I can buy or import at a reasonable price Danish Kringle (pastry), or American cereals like Cream of Wheat, GrapeNuts, or snacks from hostess cakes, or Little Debbie? I've been craving American doughnuts for a long time. The typical doughnut here just isn't as good (in my opinion). Even Dunkin' Donuts here is different for most of the doughnuts.
I would love to get Entenmann's, Krispy Kreme, Hostess boxed doughunts and cakes here, or have them imported at a reasonable cost.

I did find some on Amazon, but they charge $50+ USD to ship, and the food itself is also over priced.

Any suggestion for buying or importing Western food here in Singapore would be great. Thanks!

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 18 Nov 2010 2:51 pm

If Jason's/The Marketplace, Tierney's, Tanglin Place or Cold Storage doesn't have it, forgeddit. Learn to go local or pay a fortune to have it shipped over yourself. There are a couple of specialty shops if you try googling but not necessarily Denmark. Specialty shops for US foods? Nah, nothing special about US food at all, unless you count non-food edible stuff from the fast food joints that abound here!
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Post by chogaijin » Thu, 18 Nov 2010 3:23 pm

Thanks for the advice. I've never been to Tanglin's or Tierney's.
I eat a lot of local food of course, but there are foods from the USA that I do enjoy. There is a lot more to American food than just fast food, but I'm not here to argue. ;P

Thanks for the help.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 18 Nov 2010 3:41 pm

No problem. As I am an cantankerous old yank, I'll just agree each of us has our own impressions of the general state of original US foods that come out of packages or cans. :wink:
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Post by BigSis » Thu, 18 Nov 2010 9:57 pm

I had some Danish friends who used to live here and they got some traditional food occasionally from the Danish church down near Mount Faber - I'm not sure what the deal with it was, whether you had to put an order in with them, but you could try contacting them to see.

There's also a place called Jones the Grocer who supposedly stock lots of western and gourmet food, but I've never used them so I'm not sure what they're like.

But try the places SMS mentions and see if you have any luck. The marketplace at Tanglin mall and Jasons in Orchard Towers seem to have a few items that I never see at other branches of Cold Storage.

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Post by ksl » Fri, 19 Nov 2010 12:15 am

BigSis wrote:I had some Danish friends who used to live here and they got some traditional food occasionally from the Danish church down near Mount Faber - I'm not sure what the deal with it was, whether you had to put an order in with them, but you could try contacting them to see.

There's also a place called Jones the Grocer who supposedly stock lots of western and gourmet food, but I've never used them so I'm not sure what they're like.

But try the places SMS mentions and see if you have any luck. The marketplace at Tanglin mall and Jasons in Orchard Towers seem to have a few items that I never see at other branches of Cold Storage.
"So Delicious", on South Bouna Vista, near Cold Storage on Pasir Panjang rd.
Danish food, liquorice, snacks they also have their own bakery

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Post by Calmday » Fri, 19 Nov 2010 8:07 am

The marketplace at Tanglin is the best that we have found for American stuff. We really like the local food here but still make a trip there about once a month.
Sorry but I cant provide any help with Danish stuff.

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