Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Shanghai Street - Cooking Shops - Hong Kong

wooden butcher blocks at Man Kee Chopping Boards
The weather in Hong Kong was crazy last night, the thunder and lighting and rain insane, I looked out my window and it looked like a river pouring off the next door neighbours roof.  And when I woke up this morning there was a black rain warning, which means you are not suppose to leave the house or if you're at work you're stuck there until it's lowered.  So since I am avoiding the rain in the apartment, here is a post I have been meaning to add to my blog for awhile...


wooden moon cake moulds
For anyone who loves cooking and living or visiting Hong Kong - Shanghai street is a place you must visit.  Shanghai street is the location of most of the kitchen supply shops in Hong Kong. It's around 2 blocks full of cooking stores.  Shanghai street has everything you could possibly need for your home kitchen and commericial kitchen. The shops sells huge varieties of Western and Asian cooking tools. Shanghai street stretches from TST to Prince Edward, but the cooking shops are generally located between Yau Ma Tei and Jordan, except for a few that are scattered along the rest of the street.
sieve

If you are interested in making some traditional Chinese foods you can find: woks, steamers, moon cake moulds, eggy ball makers and more.  I have bought a few of the moon cake moulds and have grand plans to try and make a moon cake that I actually like the taste of, but I have only made some shortbread cookies in them so far.
biscuit stamps

Some of the shops that you should check out are:
Man Kee Chopping Board G/F 340-342 Shanghai Street
- they carry pretty much everything for cooking and baking as well as wooden chopping boards, moon cake moulds, decorative vegetable cutters.
I Love Cake G/F 338 Shanghai Street
- they carry everything for baking including ingredients.
Kwong Wing Food Ind G/F 312-314 & 313 Shanghai Street
- they carry a huge range of products from serving dishes, appliances, Japanese, Chinese and Western tools.
decorative vegetable cutters


cleavers

Directions
MTR Yau Ma Tei Exit B2
Walk straight out exit and cross Portland Street
Turn left and cross Shanghai Street
Walk 1/4 of a block and you will get to cooking shops. 

If you are interested in visiting Shanghai Street and other Hong Kong food markets please email me and I can take you on a tour! naomi@chopcookdine.com

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