The German Market Place has become a good treasure trove of snacks and food which are household names and staples in Europe.
Apart from finding remoulade for potato salad and sandwiches, I also gawk at and then grab some biscuits.
One of these is a cheese- and-paprika one (right), very handy for stashing in the snack drawer at the office for when the munchies hit.
The paprika is not at all spicy, but it adds a little something to these crisp and crumbly cheese biscuits.
Verkade Shuttels, $3.95 for a 150g box, from German Market Place, 609 Bukit Timah Road, tel: 6466-4044, open: 10am to 7pm (Monday to Friday), 9am to 5.30pm (Saturday), closed on Sunday and public holiday
Here's something quite unusual - a nut brittle that isn't teeth-achingly sweet.
Instead, British company Mr Stanley's almond, cashew and hazelnut brittle has a hint of salt and lots of crunchy nuts.
The brittle is good for eating on its own, especially with a cup of coffee. Or crush them to sprinkle over ice cream or as a topping for pies and cakes.
Mr Stanley's Mixed Nut Brittle, $15.90 for
a 150g box, from Robinsons The Heeren,
260 Orchard Road, tel: 6735-8838,
open: 10.30am to 10pm daily
This article was first published on Mar 1, 2015. Get a copy of The Straits Times or go to straitstimes.com for more stories.