A Brief Comparison
Obviously, most of the shop space in Phoon Huat is devoted to baking-centric items like frozen raspberries and cake mixes. It takes a bit of rooting around to find “normal” groceries.
But this is a very rewarding activity, since a lot of the items here are on par with, or even cheaper than regular supermarkets. Keep reading to find out what they are!
Butter, Cream & Milk
These dairy staples are common ingredients in baking, so it’s no surprise that Phoon Huat sells loads of butter, cream and milk products.
The butter here is unbelievably cheap! Of course, they also stock fancier French butter that will cost more.
UHT milk may not taste quite as good as fresh, but it’s good enough for baking and adding to your coffee / Milo. Again, the prices here are really low — almost as good as ValuDollar.
A Selection Of Cheeses
Okay, Phoon Huat is no Cheese Ark — you won’t find artisanal manchego cheese here but the options here should be good enough for many satisfying pizza and pasta dishes.
Sandwich cheeses? Check.
Really cheap grated parm? Check.
Soft cheeses galore? Check.
Western Pantry Staples
If you love to cook pastas, soups and stews, you’ll be glad to know that Phoon Huat also sells a great variety of seemingly legit Italian pasta at just a little bit more.
There’s also a range of cheap canned tomatoes, beans and chickpeas, perfect for making minestrone soup!
Apart from cereal, cornflakes and the like, there’s an entire section of dry goods like rolled oats, nuts and fruit. Although they’re meant for baking purposes, you can also DIY your own muesli with these ingredients.
Popular items like jams from St. Dalfour and tea from Gryphon Tea are also surprisingly cheaper.