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Postby Travailes » Wed, 18 Jan 2012 11:25 am

Strong Eagle wrote:
Travailes wrote:
Strong Eagle wrote:What is with the attacks over a personal choice? You don't want pre packed veggies? Fine. But why jump on someone else for being lazy?

I bet I could find 50 of your life style choices worth jumping on.

Give it a rest... and that includes the mods.


This isn't much of a 'forum' if you cannot express a contrary opinion.
You must be a government troll !


Of course you can express a contrary opinion... you just don't need to be an ass about it... and I see no point in calling someone lazy for a choice they wish to make.


Buying pre packed pre sliced pre prepared vegetables is lazy. My opinion and I'm sticking to it. I do accept, sadly, that convenience is seen as the great 'cure-all' by the human race which is why our lives are controlled by massive global organisations.

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Re: prepacked vegetables

Postby snowqueen » Wed, 18 Jan 2012 7:55 pm

melyates wrote:Is there anywhere in Singapore that you can buy already cut and prepared packaged vegetables?
It is so frustrating and time consuming to have to buy the entire vegetable when cooking- having to peel, cut.... especially for meals like a stir fry

thanks


Try to ignore all the negative comments on here. Some people just have nothing better to say than belittle peoples call for help on what is supposed to be a forum where expats come for advice.

The only place I could think of is Market Place which is a bit of a step up from Cold Storage and often has more pre-prepared food.

I don't have a helper and have a 3 year old so I understand where you are coming from - It doesn't get much better as the kids get older either. When I was working crazy hours back in the UK and didn't want to pay the extra for pre-prepared veg, I used to peel, chop and prepare enough for about 2 or 3 days and put them in plastic containers in the fridge, that way when I was weary from a days work I just took them out and put them in the steamer/pan. Works better with some veg than others though, my carrots would dry out so they were only good for 1 or 2 days.

Hope this helps.

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Postby Mary Hatch Bailey » Thu, 19 Jan 2012 5:33 am

Strong Eagle wrote:What is with the attacks over a personal choice? You don't want pre packed veggies? Fine. But why jump on someone else for being lazy?

I bet I could find 50 of your life style choices worth jumping on.

Give it a rest... and that includes the mods.


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Postby JR8 » Thu, 19 Jan 2012 7:01 am

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'Taking the higher path'

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Postby nutnut » Thu, 19 Jan 2012 8:54 am

Just for the record, since everyone is jumping on folk saying negative things etc.

My comment was a round-about way of helping the OP, suggesting that the peeling of veggies may not be the main source of saving time and that trying to resolve that may be a false economy. I didn't say she was lazy.

Just for the record.
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Re: prepacked vegetables

Postby nakatago » Thu, 19 Jan 2012 9:02 am

snowqueen wrote:didn't want to pay the extra for pre-prepared veg, I used to peel, chop and prepare enough for about 2 or 3 days and put them in plastic containers in the fridge, that way when I was weary from a days work I just took them out and put them in the steamer/pan. Works better with some veg than others though, my carrots would dry out so they were only good for 1 or 2 days..


I was about to suggest this, especially if you want to control what you put in your food (i.e. you want more of veg A and less of veg B rather than settling for the prepacker's choice of proportions).

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Postby Mary Hatch Bailey » Thu, 19 Jan 2012 10:35 am

JR8 wrote:Image

'Taking the higher path'


Really?

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Postby cbavasi » Thu, 19 Jan 2012 10:29 pm

Wow - see things haven't changed much around here.

To the OP - every once in a blue moon you may see (and pay for dearly) a pre-packed stir-fry option at Marketplace (Tanglin) - but aside from the pre-sliced mushrooms, you'll have to just do it yourself.

On a positive note - so many of the "foreign" ingredients you pay more for abroad are commonplace here so much more affordable (i.e. lemongrass, ginger, chinese veg, watermelon, pineapple...etc)

Don't be discouraged... there are so many places to shop, maybe you'll find something to let the others know about!


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