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Chopsticks and placemats

Wagamama80 Apr 2, 2008 06:51 AM

Hi everyone,
I need to buy chopsticks (about 200 pairs) and paper chinese placemats (the ones with zodiac symbols on them-about 100) for an event we are having at my work.
Does anyone know where I could get these? I can't order them online because it would take long to get here (my budget is not large enough to include express/overnight shipping).

Any help would be appreciated!

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  1. hiddenboston Apr 2, 2008 07:01 AM

    I saw chopsticks at the Super 88 in Allston the other day. I think that had placemats, too, though I'm not 100% sure about that.

    Speaking of Super 88, I went there to buy a mortar and pestle set so I can crush/grind various spices. they had a bunch of them, but all of the boxes were missing the pestles, even though the pictures on the boxes showed both a mortar and a pestle (and the boxes clearly said "mortar and pestle"). What gives? Is there a run on pestles these days?

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    1. re: hiddenboston
      hargau Apr 2, 2008 07:03 AM

      people steal them. I used to work for a large housewares store. Same with the glass tops to oil/vinager jars and decanters, etc.

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      lergnom Apr 2, 2008 08:06 AM

      You might want to call China Fair. The Allston Super 88 often only has more upscale chopsticks than the little wood pairs.

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        9lives Apr 2, 2008 08:14 AM

        There's an Asian restaurant supply store in Chinatown..NW corner of Beach and Harrison.
        They might be able to help you.

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          buffet king Apr 2, 2008 08:53 AM

          I saw big bags of chopsticks at the Super 88 in Malden. Super 88 had plenty of bags full of chopsticks. I'm not sure if they also have the paper Chinese placemats. But it couldn't hurt to check at Super 88.

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            lgss Apr 2, 2008 03:27 PM

            There's a store in Porter Exchange (old Sears) Building (Porter Sq., Cambridge) where I bought the ones for our house warming.

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              AnneM Apr 2, 2008 04:16 PM

              Is this for some kind of fund raiser? If so, your local Chinese restaurant may agree to donate the chopsticks and placemats.

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