I've been to Hong Kong twice within the last 8 months, and both times I made a point to shop at Shanghai Street. It is a cook's haven for kitchenware shopping. Everything you will ever need for all those cooking and baking spree, you will find it here.
For our recent January trip, hubby purposely booked us a couple of nights at the Silka Seaview Hotel - which is right on Shanghai Street itself - so that I could shop to my heart's content for whatever kitchenware that I laid eyes on.
Shanghai Street is over 2km long, and teemed with shops that sell all sorts of kitchenware, household items such as bathroom fittings, tiles, and lighting. It is also famous for traditional Chinese bridal wear.
So get ready, hold your horses and let's begin our visual/photography tour of the best place to shop for all your kitchenware tools.
|Shanghai St is very long, so head straight towards the end of the street, |
nearest to Temple St and Silka Seaview Hotel.
|The kitchenware shops start from the junction of Wing Sing lane|
Chi Residences is one of the reputable chain of 3 star apartments, well worth checking out.
|Wooden chopping boards, anyone. Take your pick, all sizes and shapes.|
|Muffin cases, baking containes, etc etc etc.|
|Everything aluminium here....|
|Pots and pans, all sizes and shapes|
|Whisk, all sizes.|
|Cookie cutters galore|
|This shop has a big sign that says "No photography" ;P |
They have a wide range of white goods - lovely plates and cutlery.
|I managed a sneaky shot just when the shopkeeper turned around :P|
|This shop sells more upscale household items like crystalware|
|A popular shop that sells everything under the sun on baking.|
|A few shops that specialises on Japanese cutlery |
- so tempted to cart everything back
During both trips I hauled back quite a bit of pretty cutlery and baking stuffs, but my favourite buys were these three items:
A set of oven pan with wirerack that fits snugly inside. Perfect for those grill meats.
The must-have tool for making siew yoke / Chinese roast pork. I got this for HK$16 - about RM7. For the easiest and fastest recipe to make siew yoke, CLICK HERE.
A 3 piece set of spring form pan - 6inch, 8 inch, 9 inch. Worked out to about RM8 per piece. Cheap!
Certainly not everything is cheaper in Hong Kong; some things are pricier, whilst others are cheaper, but it is the sheer variety of items that boggles the mind. So if you are heading to Hong Kong in the near future, do drop by this famed historical street and marvel at the range of cookware that is available, and don't buy everything k?!