Grocery shopping for huge parties can get expensive. While neighbourhood supermarkets usually work for all, it’s definitely cheaper if you venture to the local wet markets. Sure, the pungent smells and dirty floors can be intimidating. But hey, it’s all part of the fun. Plus, wet markets are where the freshest produce and best deals are at, especially great if you are looking for ingredients for a huge feast or for a steamboat meal for large number of diners.
We share a list of wet markets and wholesalers where you can throw a big party while on a small budget.
First thing first, here’re some ‘wet market hacks’ for beginners:
- Bring cash.
- Be early, be early and just be early.
- Wear covered shoes and wear shorts, as some markets can get wet and slippery.
- Strike a conversation with the stall owners. You may gain valuable cooking tips or even score good deals.
Text: Em Tan / Photos: The Straits Times, The New Paper, Lianhe Zaobao, Berita Harian, My Paper
- Chinatown Complex
- Fassler Gourmet
- Geylang Serai Wet Market
- Greenwood Fish Market
- Pasir Panjang Wholesale Centre
- Senoko Fishery Port
- Tekka Wet Market
- Tiong Bahru Wet Market
- Toa Payoh Vegetable Wholesale Night Market
- Victoria Wholesale Centre
- wet market