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Post by JayCee » Thu, 03 Mar 2011 10:22 am

Haggis? Serious, people actually eat it? I always thought it was just a kind of joke for us English to take the piss out of the scots for :lol:

You can get irn bru, it's not widespread in every supermarket but I've definitely seen it for sale in one or two before, I can't remember which ones but I think it might be over in parkway parade on the east coast as I used to live near there.

Oatcakes - never seen them anywhere, always thought they were just a Staffordshire/Cheshire thing didn't realise you have them in Scotland too, but not seen them for sale anywhere in Singapore I'm afraid. Teacakes I'm not sure, but I think I might have seen some for sale in cold storage

Haggis - I very much doubt it, can't see the old aunties and uncles huddled around a haggis in the hawker centre somehow :lol:

Porridge - you can definitely get this, seen it in loads of supermarkets although not sure which brands they have. Chinese also have their own version of porridge known as congee so you might like to give that a try too

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Re: Scottish Provisions

Post by Barnsley » Thu, 03 Mar 2011 11:00 am

scotfree84 wrote:I spent five weeks in Korea during their bitter winter and as much as I loved the food, I daily lamented that I didn't bring a big box of Scotts Porridge Oats to get me started in the morning.

I'm moving to Singapore in just over three weeks and was keen to find out if there are stocks of any of the following to be found in Singapore:

- Oatcakes
- Porridge
- Iru-Bru
- Haggis
- Teacakes

Oh, and just curious, how much is a bottle of Laphroaig 10 year old in Singapore? It's roughly £25 here so about $50 SGN.

Thanks for your kind help :-)
Oatcakes n Porridge are definately here.

Teacakes , do you mean the bread variety (I'm from Yorkshire) or the type sold in M&S the chocolate ones.

Irn Bru maybe in Cold Storage/Jasons , but having found Terrys Choc Oranges in NTUC, you might find it in there also.

Unless one of the butcherys here makes their own haggis then its unlikely.
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Post by ksl » Thu, 03 Mar 2011 11:32 am

There's a good authentic fish & chippy, no haggis though! The cod was delicious.

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Post by snowqueen » Thu, 03 Mar 2011 11:47 am

JayCee wrote:
Porridge - you can definitely get this, seen it in loads of supermarkets although not sure which brands they have. Chinese also have their own version of porridge known as congee so you might like to give that a try too
The chinese version of porridge (Congee) is made with rice not oats. I didn't find this out till about a year after I had my baby. When I was in hospital they asked if I would like porridge. I accepted but when they asked what I would like with it, I said milk. They looked at me a bit strange and said, would you like chicken or fish in it :shock:

I decided to pass on that but I found out some time later that it was made with rice, not Readybrek.

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Post by Barnsley » Thu, 03 Mar 2011 11:56 am

snowqueen wrote:
JayCee wrote:
Porridge - you can definitely get this, seen it in loads of supermarkets although not sure which brands they have. Chinese also have their own version of porridge known as congee so you might like to give that a try too
The chinese version of porridge (Congee) is made with rice not oats. I didn't find this out till about a year after I had my baby. When I was in hospital they asked if I would like porridge. I accepted but when they asked what I would like with it, I said milk. They looked at me a bit strange and said, would you like chicken or fish in it :shock:

I decided to pass on that but I found out some time later that it was made with rice, not Readybrek.
I think you can get Ready Brek now though. There are a few "Quaker Oats" symbols in the supermarkets too.
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Post by dazzlebabe » Thu, 03 Mar 2011 12:06 pm

Seen haggis a few times at cold storage/marketplace/jasons.
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Post by JayCee » Thu, 03 Mar 2011 12:15 pm

snowqueen wrote:
JayCee wrote:
Porridge - you can definitely get this, seen it in loads of supermarkets although not sure which brands they have. Chinese also have their own version of porridge known as congee so you might like to give that a try too
The chinese version of porridge (Congee) is made with rice not oats. I didn't find this out till about a year after I had my baby. When I was in hospital they asked if I would like porridge. I accepted but when they asked what I would like with it, I said milk. They looked at me a bit strange and said, would you like chicken or fish in it :shock:

I decided to pass on that but I found out some time later that it was made with rice, not Readybrek.
Understood, I wasn't suggesting that congee had oats in it, just that there is an alternate 'porridge' available in Singapore that people who like that kind of hot liquidy gruel taste might want to try. Personally I can't eat either kind, it makes me vomit

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Post by snowqueen » Thu, 03 Mar 2011 10:40 pm

scotfree84 wrote:Thanks very much for the responses,

By teacakes I mean the Tunnocks variety - http://tiny.cc/vjxrb

I knew haggis would be a long shot and besides, it's not really a suitable dinner for the climate. Just for Burns night :-)
I haven't seen the Tunnocks ones but then I haven't really looked but you can get your fix from Marks & Spencer, they sell them there. Quite yummy, I've had quite a few recently :D

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Post by dazzlebabe » Fri, 04 Mar 2011 9:43 am

I wish they had Boots. But you have the decent Guardian Pharmacy here.

I get my boots fix via ordering online. http://www.asia.boots.com/

For the ladies, they do carry Charles Worthington products (very limited choicces) at Watsons.
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Post by JayCee » Fri, 04 Mar 2011 10:39 am

scotfree84 wrote:Oh, I didn't know they have Marks and Sparks there. What other British chains can you find in Singa? Boots?
Not boots, but as mentioned there is Guardian and also Watsons which both stock everything you'd need.

I don't know about British chains but you can get plenty of British brands - Kelloggs cornflakes, cadbury's chocolate, walkers crisps (although they are quite hard to find unfortunately) etc... relax you can find almost everything that you're used to back home, give or take one or two rarer things. I bet one of those brands is probably not British and someone will pull me up for it, but you get the picture

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Post by dazzlebabe » Fri, 04 Mar 2011 10:59 am

And don't come here asking people for Boots.

I keep telling the girls I look forward to trips home so I can stock up on Boots. They always look at me funny and ask why I need boots for Singapore as the weather is so hot. lol
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Post by Saint » Fri, 04 Mar 2011 11:07 am

JayCee wrote: I don't know about British chains but you can get plenty of British brands - Kelloggs cornflakes, cadbury's chocolate, walkers crisps (although they are quite hard to find unfortunately) etc... relax you can find almost everything that you're used to back home, give or take one or two rarer things. I bet one of those brands is probably not British and someone will pull me up for it, but you get the picture
I know someone who imports Walkers crisp and Monster Munch :cool:

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