Still at Kreta Ayer Wet Market.........today my trip is to the chicken stall.
At the wet market, we could buy the whole chicken or just other parts of the chickens. These are not frozen chicken but fresh chicken. The black chicken you saw in the chiller are used for herbal soup. Traditional Chinese soup made with Silkie also uses ingredients such as Dang Gui or tang kwei, wolfberries, etc.
From the wikipedia source, the black chicken is known as the Silkie. You can learn more about it from here.
The chickens and ducks are first slaughtered in the slaughtered house and then distributed to the different stalls in the market all over Singapore. The chickens are to be kept in chillers for hygenic purposes and prevent food poisioning. Customers can see them through the glass window of the chillers and choose their chickens by pointing them out to the stall vendor.
The same way of storing in chillers goes for pork, beef and muttons too.
Tomorrow will be a very exiciting post which would show some exotic animals. This is the only wet market that sell these animals.