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#1 Franci

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 07:14 AM

Hi, I hope somebody can give me some suggestions here.

We are going to be leaving in about 3 weeks for a cruise starting in HK and ending in Singapore, we are stopping also in Vietnam (Ha Long Bay, Chan May, Ho Chi Min City). We are going to have a couple days extra in HK and Singapore.

Are there any kitchen tools that you think are particularly worthy to bring back because hard to find, interesting, useful...also food that are legal to bring back to Europe? Like good fish sauces or shrimp pastes. Names and addresses would be really appreciated.

Thanks!

#2 rotuts

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 08:11 AM

Id imagine you would make a bee line to the best cutlery place in HK.  someone here might know one.  whether they have Japanese knives is another matter, but how about some interesting Chinese cleavers?

 

there seems to be quite a bit on google:

 

http://chowhound.cho...m/topics/813420

 

etc.

 

best of luck.  love to see where you go!

 

as I thought:  Bourdain  went here:

 

http://www.chanchikee.com/index.html

 

http://www.kitchenkn...-on-The-Layover


Edited by rotuts, 08 March 2013 - 08:18 AM.


#3 rotuts

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 09:29 AM

the chanchikee seem to have a place in toronto:

 

http://www.chanchikee.com/toronto.htm



#4 Kerry Beal

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 08:44 PM

the chanchikee seem to have a place in toronto:

 

http://www.chanchikee.com/toronto.htm

I love that store - I bought fish molds there I use for chocolate and my pork skin piercer.  


Edited by Kerry Beal, 08 March 2013 - 08:44 PM.


#5 Franci

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 01:01 AM

Thanks guys, I already heard of that place and I meant to go there. I'd love to have a good Chinese cleaver! I think I'll check on Vietnamese food blogs for tips on food.