While most people are stocking up their pantries with Chinese New Year tidbits and goodies, I’m stocking up mine with an assortment of nuts and seeds. After my recent visits to Victoria Wholesale Centre and Albert Centre Wholesale Market, I’m now into this (go) nuts shopping frenzy that I’m sure any chipmunk or squirrel would love to sneak into my pantry cupboard, lol.
I was recently recommended to check out Teck Sang which is an importer/exporter and wholesaler of traditional Chinese food stuffs, dried goods, spices, herbs, marine products and canned products with a retail outlet for walk-in purchases at Hong Kong Street.
Teck Sang occupies two units of shop space. The unit on the right houses mainly frozen & chilled seafood, dried scallops, canned products, etc.
While the unit on the left covers traditional Chinese food products (like green beans, red beans, raw peanuts, etc), dried products (like mushrooms, fungus, shrimps, etc), and dried fruits, nuts and seeds.
It was pretty crowded when I was there on Saturday noon.
The section I was interested in was just this. The dried fruits, nuts and seeds are all stored in see-through containers in a chiller fridge with their prices (per kg) clearly stated on labels.
We can sample the items before purchasing which is a plus point so we can compare the taste or quality between similar items of different origins (for example there are two types of macadamia nuts – Australian & South American – at same prices). Just need to let the shopkeeper know the quantity you want and she will scoop and weigh accordingly. Everything is sold by weight here.
And here’s what I bought – USA Jumbo Raisins at $8/kg, Australian Macadamia Nuts at $36/kg, Dried Cranberries at $15/kg and Sunflower Seeds at $6/kg. I highly recommend the raisins that are huge & juicy and the macadamias that are so fresh and nutty sweet.
For this Chinese New Year season, they will be open on weekends (Sat & Sun) from 8.30am to 5.30pm. Go wholesale nuts shopping!
Teck Sang Pte Ltd
10/11 Hong Kong Street (5-min walk from Clarke Quay MRT)
Tel: 6533 1133
8.30am to 5.30pm (Mon-Fri)
8.30am to 3.00pm (Sat)