Wholesale food factories for CNY
Chinese New Year is the time to eat, party, and bond with family and friends. If your family doesn’t eat at restaurants during this festive period, then you’ll find the need to stock up on food to serve your guests. Whether you’re planning to go shopping with the fambam or rely on your folks to bring food to the table, these wholesale food factories with prices lower than supermarkets can help lessen the burden on your fam’s finances.
1. Fassler Gourmet
Image credit: Fassler Gourmet’s Facebook page
Fassler is a one-stop shop for seafood. Having opened more than two decades ago, they are the only one of the wholesale food factories in Singapore to have a seafood smokehouse included, with products ranging from smoked seafood to pre-cooked meals, soups, and sauces. For CNY, they’re having a sale on their Portion Cut Salmon Belly ($16.80 per kg, U.P. $29.80 per kg), which comes deboned and is covered in streaks of fatty marbling.
They also have fresh seafood for sale, such as Scallops US Extra Large ($39.80 per kg) and New Zealand Mussels ($13.50 for 900g) that are perfect for reunion dinners. To purchase, you can either place an order on their website and get them to deliver, or head down to their warehouse.
Address: 46 Woodlands Terrace, Singapore 738459
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am to 5:30pm, Sat 8am to 1pm
Tel: 6257 5257
2. Far Ocean
Image credit: Far Ocean’s website
Far Ocean is a seafood processing and trading company specialising in wild-caught, sashimi-grade fishes. Besides that, they also provide a range of other types of seafood, meat, sausages, cold cuts, pastries, and cheese.
They will be having a warehouse sale on 18 to 19 January 2020, with discounts of up to 70% from 9am to 5pm. Holders of an American Express card can get another 5% discount on-site, with 1.5% cashback.
Address: 15 Fishery Port Road, Singapore 619735
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm, Sat 9am to 1pm
Tel: 6261 3788
Image credit: @mmmm_sg
Carnivores will be smacking their lips in satisfaction when they visit Mmmm!, which has one of the largest selections of meats in Singapore. They have all sorts of meat cuts, such as Australian wagyu, New Zealand grass-fed beef, and Iberico pork.
If that’s not enough, mutton, poultry, seafood, and a wide selection of marinades and spices are also available. Prices range from $6.95 for 500g of Sliced Pork Belly, to $22 for 350g of Chilled New Zealand Grassfed Beef Tenderloin. If you’re too lazy to head down to their outlets, you can shop online as well—delivery is free for orders over $100!
4. Victoria Wholesale Centre
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Located in the East, Victoria Wholesale Centre is the only private wholesale centre in Singapore for dried goods. Most shops are on the first level where customers can purchase goods in bulk, and at lower prices than retail shops. Stock up on dried provisions such as dried ikan bilis, dried shrimps, dried scallops, bird’s nest, fish maw, and dried cuttlefish imported from all over the world. They even sell plastic wares of all grades and party supplies!
You can easily reach it using the free shuttle bus that runs from 10am to 7pm on Friday and weekends. The pickup point is at Kallang MRT Station, and it drops you straight at the market. This year, the bus will be running from 3 to 19 January.
Address: 101 Kallang Avenue, Singapore 339508
Opening hours from now till 22 Jan: Daily 9am to 7pm
Regular opening hours: Mon-Fri 9am to 8pm
Tel: 6291 2349
5. QB Food Trading
Image credit: QB Food’s Facebook page
QB Food offers a diverse range of food including chilled and frozen meats, dairy products, dried goods, processed food, and beverages. You’ll be able to find some familiar brands that are sold at much lower prices than supermarkets. QB’s meats are sourced directly from the US, Australia, Brazil and Spain, and they bring in cheese from producers in Denmark, Italy, UK and Australia. Free next-day delivery is available for online orders above $150. If you prefer, you can also opt for self-collection at their store during checkout.
The physical store opens on 24 and 28 Jan.
Address: 8 Chin Bee Crescent, Singapore 619893
Opening hours: 24 Jan, 9am to 1pm, 28 Jan, 9am to 6pm
Tel: 6261 6410
6. Song Fish Dealer
Image credit: Song Fish Dealer’s Facebook page
Don’t be fooled by Song Fish Dealer’s name. They don’t just supply fish, but also offer frozen seafood and poultry. Steamboat nights will be a delight with competitively priced fresh fish that will be cleaned and sliced for you on the spot. This year, they have a couple of CNY discounts. Get their Australia Scallops at $28.80 instead of $36, or get 50% off the second piece if you buy two Boston Lobsters, for $29.85 in total. Save the hassle of travelling down by placing an order online and have it delivered straight to your doorstep.
7. Ben Foods
Image credit: Ben Foods’ website
Ben Foods gives you great deals on frozen meat such as pork racks, lamb chops, bacon strips and more. If you’re planning to bake for CNY, be sure to check out their dairy section that carries their own brand – Cowhead. You will also find other familiar brands under them such as Farmland, Orchard Fresh, and Spices of the Orient. For most of the year, Ben Foods is an online store with self-collection and delivery options. The physical outlet only opens during CNY, from 13 to 18 January.
Address: 1 Fishery Port Road, Singapore 619729.
Opening hours: Wed-Fri 2pm to 5pm, Sat 10am to 12pm
Tel: 6267 4385
8. Senoko Fishery Port
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Senoko Fishery Port opens in the wee hours of the morning, where nearly all of us are fast asleep. It’ll take quite a committed shopper to head on down, but you’ll be rewarded with guaranteed freshness and wholesale prices. Tons of fish and shellfish are laid out for you to choose from. Senoko is one of the prime places that market sellers get their seafood from, along with Jurong Fishery Port.
The fishery is a lively and bustling community, where all the pioneers of the seafood trade know one another. The floor here is always wet, so be sure to wear non-slip shoes! Two important things to note are that you’ll need to exchange your IC for a security pass to enter, and that you can only pay by cash. In return, you’ll get the first pick of seafood on the whole of Singapore.
Address: 31 Attap Valley Road, Singapore 759908
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 2am to 6am
9. Ah Hua Kelong
Image credit: Ah Hua Kelong’s Facebook page
Ah Hua Kelong farms their own fish in a floating kelong off the coast of Singapore. The farm started out all the way back in 2010, and as of this year, it’s their 10th year in business! Local fish are reared in the wooden structure, kept propped up on the seafloor by wooden posts. All the fish are harvested right from the farm, so you’re guaranteed to get them fresh. If you keep an eye on the website, you can even keep track of what’s being harvested on the spot.
Deliveries are available on alternate days, and you can get free delivery for purchases over $60. Ah Hua Kelong also has a restaurant at Jalan Riang. You can give them a visit to try out the quality seafood and enjoy their cooked dishes there!
Address: 15-9 Jalan Riang, Singapore 358987
Delivery days: Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat, 3pm to 6pm
Restaurant opening hours: Mon-Fri 12pm to 10pm, Sat-Sun 10am to 10pm
Tel: 9233 3371
Full list of outlets
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Melvados is the retail brand of Foodedge Gourmet, which supplies to airlines, restaurants, hotels, supermarkets and more. You can find many party treats such as cakes, brownies and ice-cream here. The ice-cream, manufactured by Melvados, ranges from $8.90 to $9.90 per tub. All their products are halal, ready-to-eat, and made without artificial preservatives or chemicals. Online orders are available, and prices are the same whether you purchase from their retail outlet, factory or online. There are factory sales for most of this month at their Woodlands Terrace factory, starting from 11 January, so head down to stock up on treats!
Foodedge Gourmet (factory)
Address: 26 Woodlands Terrace, Singapore 738449
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 10am to 4.30pm, Sat 9am to 1pm
Tel: 6339 4953
Wholesale food factories that let you pay less for more
Start shopping early, so you can prepare for your reunion dinner on the Year of the Rat. Prices for fresh, high-quality food tend to skyrocket during the Lunar New Year, so be sure to hop onto any promotion you can get! While some of these places are a little hard to reach, visiting wholesale food factories can help you get better deals and save more of your ang bao money.
As we make the leap into 2020, check out our list of top 50 food places we visited in 2019 to recap the best eateries of last year! For some East-meets-West fusion food, check out our recipe for spicy and mouth-numbing mala nuggets!
Cover image adapted from Fassler Gourmet’s photo