The Best Online Seafood, Meat And Vegetables Suppliers
As the late and great Julia Child once said, "You don't have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces—just good food from fresh ingredients." Which brings us to this guide: specialising in the likes of sashimi-grade fish, pesticide-free vegetables and homemade sausages, the following suppliers make cooking at home all the more pleasurable.
From Glow Cherry Tomatoes that do their name justice to eight varieties of lettuce, Cultiveat's pesticide-free and zero-waste fruit and vegetables are grown indoors and sheltered by automated roof panels, thus maintaining the optimum conditions for growth. A slew of restaurants such as Fin, Mei By Fat Spoon and myBurgerLab get their non-GMO produce from Cultiveat, but you too can order their goods for home-use.
- Asian and Western varieties of vegetables
- Grocery bundles including eggs, cheese and bread
Founded in 2017, Plucked's owners have a mission: to supply chemical and pesticide-free vegetables to Malaysians at reasonable prices. Although they specialise in kale, the Janda Baik-based company has partnered with other organic farms to provide a wide range of vegetables to consumers.
- 3 types of kale (Curly Kale, Tuscan Kale and Red Curly Kale)
- Vegetable packs
TATLER TIP: Try roasting Plucked's kale in the oven to make crunchy kale chips.
3/8 Secai Marche
Akin to an online farmer's market, Secai Marche is a Japanese-run platform that curates locally grown and air-flown (every Thursday) produce from Japan. You'll find all sorts on their website, from eggs to dairy products, and edible flowers to tea and coffee.
Secai Marche is also the only middleperson between Weeds & More and household consumers in the Klang Valley; the former's European vegetables are usually reserved for the top restaurants in Singapore and Malaysia, so seize this opportunity to use the same produce as chefs!
- Sanchoku Boxes (curated selections of vegetables)
- Other vegetables, fruit and mushrooms
- Dairy products
- Baking products
- Condiments, sauces and oils
- And more
4/8 Fish For It
If compromised seafood is your chief concern these days, know that you have a trustworthy retailer in Fish For It. Founded by David Lei and Joe Heng, who were recently recognised as Malaysia's 30 Tastemakers 2021, Fish For It supplies seafood to a list of seriously established list of restaurants in the Klang Valley, including Dewakan, Ember Modern Bistro, and Playte Contemporary Dining.
The online fish market's 'dock to door' tagline isn't just a catchphrase, but their whole raison d'être; all orders are processed and delivered under 48 hours. While the bulk of Fish For It's wares are caught in the Straits of Melaka, a small and well-curated selection hails from Sabah and overseas; it is in this latter category where you'll find the likes of hard-to-procure sea grapes and scallops with golden half-moons of roe.
- Crustaceans (crabs, prawns, lobsters)
- Mollusks (abalone, clams, scallops, oysters, squid, octopus)
TATLER TIP: Get inspired by @krist_cookery's recipe videos on Instagram. Fish For It's unofficial ambassador is constantly cooking up a storm using their seafood.
5/8 Top Catch Fisheries
With almost 30,000 fans on Facebook, Top Catch Fisheries is glaring proof that Malaysians can't get enough of Japanese seafood. The seafood supplier's ready-to-eat items include different grades of Bluefin tuna (Akami, Chutoro and Ootoro) and sea urchin tightly packed into trays, but you can also get filleted fish for grilling, pan-frying or turning into soups and stews.
- Sashimi-grade fish
- Filleted fish for cooking
- Shellfish (sea urchin, oysters)
WhatsApp +6012-611 6212 (OUG, Kuala Lumpur) or +6012-607 6212 (Taman Megah, Petaling Jaya)
See also: 2 Recipes For Fresh Salmon & Fjord Trout From The Norwegian Seafood Council
6/8 The Flying Fish Seafood Co.
As far as standout seafood suppliers go, The Flying Fish Seafood Co. shows an unmatched level of expertise, especially with regards to dry-ageing. "Doing so gives our fish more complexity while allowing the fat to soften. The end result is more concentrated," explains a spokesperson. "For us, quality comes first, even though ageing means moisture loss and less profit."
Currently in season: oysters bigger than your palms.
- Crustaceans (prawns)
- Mollusks (scallops, oysters)
WhatsApp +6017-290 9903 or +6011-290 9903 (sashimi orders only)
TATLER TIP: The online fishmonger is generously offering free delivery to main zones (Kuala Lumpur, Selangor and Sri Petaling) in the Klang Valley throughout MCO 3.0.
7/8 Butcher's Block
Both a butcher's shop and a restaurant, Butcher's Block in Damansara Heights is one of those places where you can kill two birds with one stone: choose from a wide variety of cooked meals and shop for raw cuts of meat for your home cooking experiments; just let the butcher know if you prefer ribeye, tenderloin or striploin.
- Wagyu beef
- Lamb cutlets
WhatsApp +6018-228 7373
8/8 Sausage KL (Non-Halal)
A bit of comfort food can go a long way, but if you're going to indulge, choose homemade over highly-processed. Sausage KL, a husband and wife outfit, make more than 15 different types of sausages, include the elusive black pudding, a type of blood sausage favoured by the Brits.
But there's more: think homemade chicken nuggets, a-third of which contain vegetables (the little ones don't have to know), Scotch eggs (gluten-free breadcrumbs available upon request), sausage rolls, bakes and burger patties. View Sausage KL's full menu on Facebook.
- Sausages (pork, chicken and beef)
- Other smoked pork products (bacon, ham, gamon)
- Homemade burger patties, chicken nuggets and puff pastry products
WhatsApp +6017-605 6457
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