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How much cheaper are wet markets?

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    How much cheaper are wet markets?

    I know some smart a$$ will say go find out.

    But from those in the know Id like to know how much cheaper veg is, on average at markets, compared out local supermarkets.

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    Quite a bit cheaper. Don't have exact costs on the top of my head, but not uncommon to go into the local PnS and go "thats so much more expensive".

    We buy our veg from the wet market - usually a specific vendor whose product seems fresher. Keep in mind its China product and not organic produce that spent its life doing yoga and listening to classical music in the south of France - I am assuming veggies can do that in France.

    Meat - From Lung Wah ( https://geoexpat.com/forum/145/threa...ml#post3350681 ) which is again 20-30% cheaper than PnS.


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    Wet market should always be cheaper than supermarket for most things as long as you are getting a fair local price and not the expat premium. Although Ive noticed the supermarkets do have good deals on blueberries sometimes


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    We found the prices were only slightly cheaper than local supermarkets but the quality/freshness was much higher.

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    Fruit and veg youre looking at half the price of park n shop and Wellcome.

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    A lot cheaper

    For veggies, it's a lot cheaper and in return you will get a bigger bunch. Fresh seafood compared to small local supermarkets


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    Cheaper and fresher. Find a vendor who has what you want/like and make that one your regular. Learn a little Cantonese and make an effort to speak with them, even if just asking how much. Admire their produce. You'll be amazed at what they slip in as extra once the relationship is there

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    You'll be amazed at what they slip in as extra once the relationship is there
    Yes, we live and die for that extra bunch of spring onions thrown in. Keeps us going for the rest of the week...

    (The extra bonus is true, the rest is Friday stupidity on my part)

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    That seals it. I shall venture forth this am and try my luck at our local market. No canto, Im hoping my mando will suffice.


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    Prices are certainly cheaper than supermarkets but not as cheap as the open street market stalls but the wet market will have a greater selection. There are lots of good frozen imported meats (at least at my wet-market) and it's where I usually get my ribs.


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