Sometimes in sunny Singapore it’s hard to find ingredients mentioned in those tantalizing online recipes, or fresh, organic produce that produces ease of mind for the both the civic- and health-conscious.
- Pasarbella: The Luxurious Option
Pasarbella is the Singaporean answer to the food markets of the States, the UK and Australia, with access to fresh, top-class food that is rarely found in the main parts of Singapore, which might explain its currently drive-only location at Turf Club Road in Bukit Timah. Don’t let the distance deter you, especially if you’re looking for a proper food market experience locally. Dutch Colony Coffee Co. always has a long line, a sure sign of success in these parts, and Western market staples like Keith’s pork crackling and Papito’s paella alongside Oceans of Seafood’s high grade sashimi and seafood reflect Singapore’s status as a cultural mixing pot. Of especial note is The Cheese Ark, If you’re looking to do these dishes yourself at home, James’ Butchery and SG Organic have you covered. You’re sure to get delicious produce at Pasarbella, and the price reflect the fact. The Expat Fairs Pop Up Market is on December 11th to 13th from 11am to 7pm. More info
- Kranji Countryside Farmers Market: The Home-grown Option
A welcome addition to the market roster, the Kranji Countryside Farmers Market is held quarterly to showcase the freshest produce possible from local farmers and also hosts entrepreneurs with artisanal foods and products. You may be surprised by what Singapore produces locally: leafy vegetables are a regular staple, but the variety including goat milk, frogs and crocodile meat will give greater insight to what this little island farms. As expected, the Farmers Market is located in Kranji, and its location is rotated each time to feature the different parts of the district. For a more regular schedule in Kranji, visit Bollywood Veggies, an organic farm with regular tours and a bistro for you to try their home-grown produce. More info
- Foodie Market Place: The Specialty Option
Tucked away in Outram Park, the Foodie Market Place is especially known for stocking what the other supermarkets don’t – elusive spices, cheeses, chips and pasta brands are available and may be of some comfort for those used to them overseas. Don’t expect to find much in the way of fresh vegetables here, for their focus is the grass-fed meat regularly imported from Australia and the United States – chilled, not frozen – for famously competitive prices, especially in comparison to other common supermarkets in Singapore. A willingness to cut and portion the meat to order is an especial perk for those who cook for one or two. More info