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Mar 11, 2008 05:27 AM

In search of a wok skimmer and other cooking supply stores

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. - I bought mine at this place.

    Bridge Kitchenware and Zabars are good kitchen supply stores.

    1. 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

        More specifically try:

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

      2. 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).

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

          1. 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

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

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