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Get your fill of Shizuoka products from Cold Storage

Shizuoka Prefecture is the home of Mount Fuji, so if you’re reminiscing your recent holiday trip to Japan, you might just want to relive the food memories by making a trip to Cold Storage!

The pristine and rich waters of Mt. Fuji play a crucial role in the agriculture of that area and yield some of Japan’s best harvests including green teas, wasabi; and the most luxurious fresh fruit such as musk melons and grapes. This pure mountain water also flows into the Suruga Wan (Suruga Bay) which is well-known for some of Japan’s best seafood and seaweed.

Here are some interesting items I spotted…

Cold Storage Shizouka Food Fair (3)

$79 Shizuoka melon.This had better be one damn good tasting melon! The one vein and one fruit growth method is used to optimise nutrition and ensure the fruit is of the highest quality. Refrigerate 3 to 5 hours before eating to bring out the best flavour of the melon.

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Raffles City Market Place (Cold Storage)

Since I’m on a roll talking about supermarkets, I thought you might be interested to know that the Raffles City Market Place supermarket has finally reopened after a renovation. I’ve always loved going to Market Place, but after the renovation, I must say it looks even better. The supermarket now looks like those high end supermarkets I saw in Seoul last year, where there is an assistant standing at the end of each aisle. The supermarket stocks even more items than before, with many items you would think are only found in speciality gourmet stores.

You know how some people love buying food as souvenirs when they’re overseas? This is how I feel when I’m at the Market Place, I feel like I’m on holiday, looking at all the interesting food items hailing from around the world.

Market Place (Raffles City) - produce section

Market Place (Raffles City) - shelf end displays

There are some interesting sections which the office crowd and harried home cooks would be pleased to know about

  • Make your own Salad counter
  • Food to Go range
  • Gourmet Ready meal boxes
  • “Ready to cook” pre-marinated meats

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[Christmas 2014] Supermarket shopping for Christmas!

It’s the time of the year again when all the tinsel and festive baubles adorn every shop and building in Singapore. It’s also the time of the year where once again, I wish I could be in some wintry climate, experiencing a white Christmas. I quite like that it rains a lot in Singapore during December, the gloomy weather seems more Christmassy than fine sunshine. Although speaking of which, I will be in New Zealand next week, where the weather couldn’t be less Christmassy, and the sun sets only after 9….

I’ll have to get my fill of the Christmas mood from the Orchard Road malls while I still can. One place I never fail to visit to get into the festive mood is Cold Storage. I really LOVE looking at all the festive goodies, chocolates and candies of all manner wrapped up in golden ribbons, log cakes, hams, roast turkey…. the list goes on! I could spend an hour or two just walking through the aisles, imagining the sumptuous Christmas dinner I’m going to prepare.

Confectionery

When all else fails, Christmas chocolates still make for convenient Christmas gifts. I still think that Ferrero Rocher is the best chocolate to get for Christmas because they look so festive in gold! Cadbury seems to have come up with some gold foiled chocolates too.

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Cold Storage New Zealand Food Fair 2014

The New Zealand Food Fair is back again until 8 May 2014 at 46 Cold Storage stores in Singapore. Fans of New Zealand can look forward to a wider selection of 200 delicious specialty products, fresh seasonal food and beverages that are specially brought in for this exciting food fair.

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For New Zealanders in Singapore missing home, here’s a chance for you to stock up on familiar favourites. For those of you who have been to New Zealand for your family trip or your honeymoon, here’s a chance for you reminisce the wonderful times without having to fork out the air ticket again.

Check out this list of many of the items available at the New Zealand Food Fair

  • Bluebird chips
  • Anathoth relish and pickles
  • Lemon & Paeroa beverages
  • Deep South Ice Cream
  • Mother Earth snacks
  • FreshFields fruit pouches and purees
  • Phoenix organic carbonated drinks
  • 180 Degrees bakery Oat Crackers
  • 100% Nutz chocolate peanut and other butters
  • Hubards Muesli
  • Shott syrups
  • Charlie’s juices
  • Whitaker’s Chocolates
  • Loaf’s sweet treats
  • Abe’s Bagel Bakery
  • Matua, Oyster Bay, Villa Maria and Monkey Bay wines

I haven’t listed all the items available at the New Zealand fair, so all the more you have to go check it out yourselves!

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Where to get New Zealand products in Singapore

When the Partner heard that I had to produce an article relating to New Zealand food in Singapore, he actually volunteered to pen the post, for the 1st time in the entire life of this blog! Well I don’t see why he shouldn’t, being that he’s a Kiwi himself! Alas, the enthusiasm lasted but 2 and a half paragraphs. Still, it’s a good start nonetheless. I’ll try to rope him in more often in future!!

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New Zealand Fair collage

Want great New Zealand food but can’t afford to fly there? Or perhaps you’ve been there and miss the scrumptious kiwi Potato Chips and thirst quenching refreshing NZ beer? Well the great news is that from now until 12 May 2013, all 47 Cold Storage outlets have stocked over 80 products from Aotearoa, (Maori name for New Zealand and loosely translated as the Land of the Long White Cloud). In fact, we’ve just returned from our honeymoon in Europe and will be rushing down to Cold Storage tomorrow to stock up on NZ goodies which we would otherwise only be able to lay our hands on when we visit New Zealand once a year.

New Zealand is blessed with rich agricultural land and pristine waters, which in turn produces a wide selection of tasty and natural produce. Seasonal fruits are a highlight with the likes of fresh blueberries which are high in antioxidants, and sugar pears that are naturally sweet and often used in baking and desserts. Don’t miss the avocado dips that are made from fresh avocado, and can be spread on toast or serve in salads and wraps.

Cold Storage New Zealand Fair (11)

Wine lovers should take the opportunity to try the affordable varietals from the Tiki Estate range, Single Vineyard range, and Tiki Koro Central Otago Pinot Noir

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Matson’s beers are 100% natural brewed

Kiwis are  passionate about their food just like Singaporeans and they take pride in producing world class tasty food with a proven reputation for freshness and quality. Some may know that NZ has a well earned reputation for wine but their beers are just as good and new to Singapore is Matson’s beers. Made by natural brewing with all locally sourced raw materials the beers come in 3 varieties: Lager, Pilsner and Classic Draught. Having tried these myself I would say that the beers are crisp and clean but with a refreshing unique taste. So if you’re tired of drinking the same old beers served here in Singapore then head on down and get a “Pick & Mix”, where you can select an assortment of varieties.

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