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Friday, 22 February 2013

The Best Place to Shop for Kitchenware - Shanghai Street, Hong Kong

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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. 


Mooncake moulds


Claypots galore


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?!



31 comments:

  1. Esther , I think I've seen you there lol Most items are really cheap , right ? Your kitchen goodies are worth drooling over ;D

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    1. Anne, you are right there in the midst of the action ;) We might just have crossed path, you'll never know heehee. That street is a magnet to me.

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  2. Please consider organising a makan-shopping trip to Hong Kong for your blog followers...already salivating over your pictures of delicious food, now tantalising pictures of shopping!!!

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    1. You know what, Audrey, that's EXACTLY what my hubby said I should do - it would be SO MUCH fun! He was even drafting out the itinerary for me! I told him pls don't put ideas into my mind kakaka.

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  3. Ŷou must have gone nuts in these shops! I would!

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  4. I'm a sucker for white tableware.. that no photo shop .. I think I'll lose control in there, hahaha!

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    1. TONS of very nice white tableware in that shop, Wendy. I think you wont have time to go to any other shop.

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  5. I would have gone "nuts" too if I am at these shops.....sooooooo many things I would like to buy..... I enjoyed viewing all the photos here! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Most welcome Mel. I would have liked to take more photos, but many of the shopkeepers gave me that eagle eye the minute i took out my camera :p

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  6. I'd go mad in those shops, Esther. I see a lot of things that i would love to have. Oriental kitchen ware are so limited here and quite pricey.

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    1. Adora, imagine how brilliant it is to use pounds here....woohooo... Buy buy buy, cheap cheap cheap..

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  7. Whaaa... I must bring extra bag when I come to this place!

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    1. Ann, not one but at least two extra big suitcases heehee.

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  8. My kind of place... heaven for me, nightmare for Hubby hahahaha!

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    1. Yup, nightmare for the men. Thats why hubby cleverly chose a hotel thats smacked right in the heart of the street so that i can jalan jalan all i want, and he and the son just chill in the hotel, or at the dessert shop just opposite the hotel !

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  9. I will be over excited if I'm there too.Thanks for sharing :)

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  10. I would be able to spend hours if not days there, just like a kid in a toyshop! So, my itinerary would be food and then kitchenware shop hah hah!

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  11. Wow Esther! I'll be excited if I'm there too... I'm sure foodie like us will love this street very much! Thanks for sharing the info... will check out this stretch of shops when i'm in HK.

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    1. Yes, you do that, Alvin. Pentiful of things to buy for you to whip up more gourmet dishes.

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  13. Thank you for giving a shout out to CHI Residences 279. Further down Shanghai Street is another of our properties, CHI Residences 393. If you or any of your friends ever need a place to stay in Hong Kong, let us know and we will happily work out a deal for you.

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  14. Hi Esther,

    Can you pls advise which shop did you get the roasting pan and the springform sets as would love to get them in HKG on this Friday. Pls email me at skmfshirley@hotmail.com Tq! - Shriley

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    1. Oh dear Shirley, i cant remember which shop i got those item from. I'm sure you can get the stainless steel tray with wire rack in any of those shops that sell aluminium stuffs, and the springform pans would be from I LOVE BAKE. Have a good trip to HK :)

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  15. Hi Esther,

    Can you kindly email me the shop where you bought the roasting pan and 3 pcs spring form pan as would love to get it while I'm in HKG this Friday. Tks for your help - Shirley (skmfshirley@hotmail.com)

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  17. Wow the huge collection and variety of kitchenware. I will must visit this place

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  18. Nice place, my mom is planning to go there today, she needs to buy a few things, I mean, I don't kmow how many things she will buy, but I do know she will buy things there, she already told me she would buy baking things for sure, but I don't know if she will buy any cooking things, and she did say she needed pots and pans for cooking, so I'll ask her soon if she will, and if she does, and if they are good, then I thank you for putting up this blog for everyone to see and enjoy.

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