Monday, June 4, 2012

Red Boat Fish Sauce

Ever since Pau started eating paleo at the beginning of the year, I have been looking for paleo-friendly recipes online. Nom Nom Paleo is my favourite go-to website as her recipes are creative and easy to follow. Not to mention, the drool-worthy food photos that she takes! It also helped that we already have most of the condiments she commonly uses and I could just read about a recipe at work and replicate it in the same evening, without a trip to the supermarket. However, there is always that one ingredient we would miss out and could NEVER find in Singapore: THE RED BOAT FISH SAUCE.

Pau and I had the misconception that fish sauce tastes super salty and fishy! So I was rather surprised to see Nom Nom Paleo uses it in almost all her recipes, whether it is beef sliders, stir-fried kale or damn fine chicken. It is everywhere! So we thought, how difficult it is to find the Red Boat Fish Sauce, it must be in Cold Storage/ Market Place. Boy we were wrong. We couldn't find it in any supermarket, we emailed several specialty stores and no avail. I was thinking, dammit, what is so special about this f**king fish sauce?
Unlike the regular fish sauce that you find here in Singapore, IT DOES NOT CONTAIN SUGAR! The Red Boat fish sauce contains only TWO ingredients: fresh wild caught anchovies and sea salt. slowly fermented in large tropical wood barrels and only the pure first press "extra virgin" fish sauce is bottled. 

Long story short, I ordered 2 x 250mL bottles from 2 weeks later and S$50 poorer, these bad boys arrived at the Paleoporean household. Can't wait to use it and share amazing recipes soon! 

- Mrs Paleoporean


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  2. I emailed them yesterday and it's now available in some NTUC outlets!

    "You may be pleased to know that our product is now available in 'NTUC FairPrice', the largest supermarket chain in Singapore. For your easy shopping, we are pleased to attach a list of the Supermarket store locations which you can purchase our product. There are about 33 NTUC outlets selling the 40N 250ml bottle size (S$8.90), including one conveniently located at our Changi International Airport, Terminal 3 basement 2 unit no. B2-10. Please check the stock availability with the outlet before your visit.

    Alternatively, you may wish to visit our retailers:

    1. “Eat ORGANIC Pte Ltd” at 619H Bukit Timah Road Singapore 269728 (near Coronation Plaza) Tel. 6219 7156 / Opening hours - Mon-Sat 10am-7pm, Sun & P.H. 11am-4pm.
    They have 40N in 250ml as well as the bigger bottle 500ml.

    2. “Shermay’s Cooking School” at Chip Bee Gardens, Blk 43 Jalan Merah Saga #01-76 Singapore 278115 (nearest MRT: Circle Line Holland Village Station) Tel. 6479 8442 / Opening hours – 10am to 8.30pm daily.
    They have 40N in 500ml (S$16.95) and 50N in 80ml (S$12.95).

    NTUC FairPrice Outlets
    1 Stadium Place Level 1 #01-29 (397628)

    53 Ang Mo Kio Ave 3
    Ang Mo Kio Hub #B2-26 S(569933)

    8 Changi Business Park Ave 1 #01-51& #02-51 S(486018)

    No.1 Hougang St 91

    50 Jurong Gateway Road #B1/21-22 & #B3-01 (608549)

    63 Jurong West Central 3 #03-01 Jurong Point (648331)

    23 Serangoon Central #03-42 Nex Mall (556083)

    33 Sengkang West Avenue #B2-24 Seletar Mall (797653)

    100 Tras Street #B1-01 100AM (079027)

    311 New Upper Changi Road #B2-60 (467360)

    #B1-01 & #B2-01 Bukit Timah Plaza No.1 Jln Anak Bukit (588996)

    2 Tampines Central 5
    #B1-07/08 & 17 Century Square (529509)

    Blk 202 Hougang St 21 #01-00 (530202)

    30 East Coast Road Katong Village Hotel #01-06/07/08/09 (428751)

    No. 6 Marine Parade Central #01-670 (449411)

    301 Upper Thomson Rd
    #03-37/38 Thomson Plaza (574408)

    9 Bishan Place #B1-01
    Junction 8 Shopping Centre (579837)

    1 Maju Ave #B1-11 to # B1-K09 Serangoon Garden Village S(556679)

    3155 Commonwealth Avenue West #B1-12/13/14 The Clementi Mall S(129588)

    30 Woodlands Ave 1
    #01-11 The Woodgrove (739065)

    491 River Valley Road #01-14 Valley Point (248371)

    20 Ah Hood Road
    #02-01 Zhong Shan Park (329984)

    Blk 166 Bukit Merah Central #02-3531 (150166)

    Blk 212 Bedok Nth St 1 #01-147 (460212)

    4 Tampines Central 5
    #B1-12 Tampines Mall (529510)

    Blk 712 Ang Mo Kio Ave 6 #01-4056 (560712)

    Blk 71 Kallang Bahru #01-529/#02-531 (330071)

    3 Simei St 6
    #05-01 Eastpoint (528833)

    Blk 500 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh #B1-32/#01-33 (310500)

    Blk 510 Bishan St 13 #01-520 S(570510)

    30 Sembawang Drive #B1-01/02 Sun Plaza (775713)

    #B1-07 Hougang Mall
    90 Hougang Ave 10 (538766)

    1 Pasir Ris Central St 3 #B1-10 Whitesands (518457)"