Marketing on a Saturday

I missed my weekday marketing this week. Surprisingly, the fresh food I bought last Tuesday was able to last till the end of the week. 

I have guests coming from the church to visit us today and I want to prepare the best dinner. So, I decided to pick out my fresh food from the Tiong Bahru wet market. I love their fish stalls for the freshness and variety. You could pick out fresh crabs swimming in water, lobsters and clams, mussels etc. There are easily 20 fish/seafood stalls in Tiong Bahru wet market. 

I bought S$25 of pork and that was for 1kg of pork loin bones quoted at S$15/kg and 2 packets of S$5 minced lean meat. Looking back to my previous posts, I  thought that the price of the pork bones was on the high side.

I spent also S$30 on my fish and prawns. It was S$10 for Batang fish and S$20 for 1kg of prawns. Pretty reasonable, I thought.

Vegetables - S$18 

At the vegetable stall, I bought lotus root for only S$6.80 enough for 8 people, 3 bunches of water cress at S$2 and the rest - spinach, sweet corn, red scallots and garlic at S$8.80.

Planning to cook "Di Wang Ji" today, I bought a whole chicken @ S$6.80 and 1 chicken breast fillet @ S$2.70. 

Beef cost S$9. The half kg price quoted was S$10. I like this beef stall because the stall lady always provides advice on which part of the beef to use. Disclaimer: no benefit was given to me at all to mention the stall. 

I walked one more round to see if I needed anything else. Spotting the small fishes which I liked for frying, I decided to buy some. However, which stall to pick from was a tricky question. There were more than half a dozen stalls to choose from. I ended up with one stall which I had not patronized before. I asked for the price of the cod fish just to check. It quoted S$50 per kg for its cod fish. I thought it was rather expensive compared to Meiling market of S$45 per kg.

However, I proceeded with my purchase and told myself that I would try another stall for stall next time. 

We will see... So small fish was at S$20. See below.

I always love the Belachan chilli sold at the beancurd (酿豆腐)stall. I took a picture so readers could have a look. I usually add lime so it tastes spicy with a little sourness. Awesome!! I bought two at S$5. You could freeze it for use within two months. 

My last item on the list was fruits. I can't miss this one as the fruits sold in Tiong Bahru market are fresh albeit expensive. I bought 1 packet of jackfruit at S$3, half a watermelon at S$7, two packets of seedless green grapes and 1 box doughnut peach at S$28.

In total, I spent S$38 on fruits.

Don't miss the vegetarian and the “zui guei ” stalls in the food court on the second floor. I will cover that next time. 

Have a good week ahead and thanks for reading! 

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