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In search of a wok skimmer and other cooking supply stores

Moshi Moshi Mar 11, 2008 05:27 AM

Will be visiting NYC from Chicago and am in search of a very specific wok skimmer, often used by Asian cooks to scoop out noodles, dumplings, veggies, etc. out of a wok. What are the good kitchen supply stores in Chinatown that may have this?

Also looking for general kitchen supply / cookware stores with unique items. (I am not looking for food items - just cookware and supplies, etc.)


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  1. MMRuth Mar 11, 2008 05:33 AM

    http://www.chowhound.com/topics/49483... - I bought mine at this place.

    Bridge Kitchenware and Zabars are good kitchen supply stores.

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      judyleiber Mar 11, 2008 06:53 AM

      There are a bunch of restaurant supply stores near Chinatown just north of the Bowery and Canal street (very far east) . They should have them there

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      1. re: judyleiber
        tbear Mar 11, 2008 07:20 AM

        More specifically try:

        Chef's Kitchen Supply
        294 Bowery
        New York, NY 10012
        (212) 254-6644

      2. k
        kobetobiko Mar 11, 2008 09:47 AM

        If you need to find a wide range of cookware and supplies, then you will need to go to the supply stores on Bowery for a wide selection.

        If you are looking for simply Chinese cookwares or tablewares (like wok skimmer, steamer, hot pot, etc.), then Kam Man on Canal has everything you need (cookwares are downstairs).

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          Stuffed Monkey Mar 11, 2008 11:16 AM

          Definately downstairs at Kam Man for Asian cookware, Then walk across Canal and up the Bowery and check out Bowery Kitchen.

          1. Moshi Moshi Mar 11, 2008 11:17 AM

            Thanks all for your suggestions! Time allowing, I will plan to hit:

            Kam Man (for that wok skimmer!)
            Bridge Kitchenware
            Bowery / Houston

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            1. re: Moshi Moshi
              MMRuth Mar 11, 2008 11:22 AM

              Another place that didn't get mentioned is Broadway Panhandler.

              Broadway Panhandler
              65 E 8th St, New York, NY 10003

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