Monday, 22 December 2008

Dried foodstuff

After running some errands in town, I walked to the wholesale centre nearby to buy some dried food. Chinese New Year is only a month away and soon this place will be buzzing with shoppers stocking up their new year goodies.

I bought dried shrimp, oysters and anchovies, dried red dates, wood fungus and seaweed, pistachio, almonds and some snacks for the kids.

Here are some pictures for your viewing pleasure.

Front row: Dried seaweed, luo han guo, dried longan.


The products are sold according to weight. So there are weighing scales placed strategically around the shop. You can see dried seaweed (the round parcel at the bottom), wood fungus, dried gingko nut, shallots, garlic, dried chilli and dried cuttlefish in the baskets.

Bags of cashew, almond, dried longan, lup cheong (chinese sausage), dried persimmon, dried kumquat (oranges), peanut, black bean and fish maw. There are many grades of dried anchovies in the boxes on the left.

Dried plums, sweet preserved olives and plums, candies and pistachio.

Raw cashew and almond. I bought some almonds to snack with cheese after dinner.

9 comments:

The World According To Me said...

It looks like Aladdin's cave! Lots of goodies to discover.

ckl said...

The pictures brought back memories - when I was a kid I used to go grocery shopping with Mum in China town to buy all these stuff...

Blur Ting said...

World - Indeed, there are so many shops at the wholesale centre selling similar stuff!

Blur Ting said...

CKL - I know posting these pictures will make you and my other friend living in oregon miss Singapore very much.

Burcu said...

Dried banana is the best, i think...:P
I can not realise how i finish 500 gram dried bananas when i watch a movie :)

Hugs from Istanbul

The Real Mother Hen said...
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The Real Mother Hen said...

Yes now I miss CNY!!! :)

Ahhhh, I want some lotus seed desert soup right now!

Blur Ting said...

Burcu - Oh, I love dried banana too! They make a really nutritious snack.

Blur Ting said...

MH -Ah, I do wish you're back here celebrating all the festivals together with us!!