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Came across an interesting store on the edge of Oakland's Chinatown - Tin Sing Co. on 198 - 11th St.
@ Oak St? It has a good selection of dry goods at very good prices. They also supply restaurants and small businesses - woks, wok tools, take out boxes, etc. Very competetive prices.....I saw a Gallon of chilli paste for a few dollars. 6 inch bamboo skewers are not that easy to find - they had them @ 29 cents for 100! 5 or 6 varieties of interesting soaps @ 29 cents - sandalwood, jasmine, etc...Another plus is the plentiful parking - it's on the edge of Chinatown. It usually isn't very busy so you don't have to fight the throngs that are common a few blocks away.

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  1. Very cool find. I've thought about having a supply of take-out boxes on hand.

    Hmmm, chili paste and skewers, when is the satay party, Gordon?

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    1. re: Melanie Wong

      So sorry to disappoint you but the skewers were for some friends who live in the hinterlands and have a catering business - I was a big spender- bought 3000 6 inch skewers. Cost me about $9.00
      I'm using the large size take out containers as gift boxes in addition to their intended purpose. Sorta Martha Stewart of me, huh?

      1. re: gordon wing

        gordon,

        you and martha, what a thot! but i know one thing for certain- You know how to cook!

        rochelle