Where to Buy Shrimp Paste

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Postby peapot » Sun Mar 20, 2011 4:19 pm

Hi! this is not about baking but I have a question here. Anyone has idea where to buy good shrimp paste to make your own rojak? I tried NTUC but the shrimp paste taste just doesn't taste right.

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Postby Bedokid » Sun Mar 20, 2011 10:34 pm

You may try Sheng Siong supermarket....they have 2 versions, one is stated for rojak, i tried once, the taste not so salty as the other one.....ntuc only sell one type only.......I also tried before but found it too salty.

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Postby peapot » Sun Mar 27, 2011 2:52 pm

Hi! Thanks for the reply. Another question, is the rojak paste the same as the paste used in poh piah??

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Postby ANobleNerd » Mon Mar 28, 2011 12:42 pm

No, it isn't.

The paste used in pohpiah is called "sweet flour sauce". Some NTUC has it on their shelves, but I think most provision shops will stock it. It's the same sauce you'd use to dip fried Ngoh Hiang.

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Postby hquek » Mon Mar 28, 2011 12:58 pm

I'm a bit out of my depth here, but have you tried 'Kwang3 Xiang2 Tai4' (I put the hanyu pinyin) at Geylang East? It's almost next to Aljunied MRT.

They stock a variety of sauces etc and has been around for umpteen years. You may find what you are looking for there.

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Postby peapot » Mon Mar 28, 2011 7:40 pm

ANobleNerd, thks for the reply. I didn't know there was this sweet flour sauce. Now I know. Many thanks, I will have to look really "hard" at the sauces again when I go NTUC.

hquek, thanks for the recommendation but my computer do not have chinese language. So the words came out as hanyu pin ying with numbers on top. So, I kind of guessing what the name really is. Thanks anyway.

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Postby Leanne » Mon Mar 28, 2011 7:56 pm

Hello,

I love to get fresh shrimp paste bringing in from malacca.Never be able to find one that is as fresh as this.

Anyone knows where can I buy fresh shrimp paste?thanks


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Re: Where to Buy Shrimp Paste

Postby Karl12 » Fri Jun 29, 2012 4:55 pm

Hi the shrimp paste ingredient use for making fried shrimp paste chicken, isst using the same shrimp paste from supermarket?

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Re: Where to Buy Shrimp Paste

Postby Nebbermind » Sat Jun 30, 2012 11:03 pm

Karl12 wrote:Hi the shrimp paste ingredient use for making fried shrimp paste chicken, isst using the same shrimp paste from supermarket?

No, the Chinese fermented prawn paste is different from the Rojas type. You probably can find them at the Chinese dried goods stores in chinatown, or maybe yue hua emporium.

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Re: Where to Buy Shrimp Paste

Postby cherrygal » Sun Jul 01, 2012 2:43 pm

NTUC and Sheng Shiong sell this rojak ready sauce Star Brand. I just add some lime juice and a bit of sugar. It is a tad spicy but considered very good for a bottled sauce. Better than buying pure shrimp paste which is very salty.

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