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Nice 'large' no-handle Asian tea/coffee cups?

Cinnamon May 8, 2009 06:40 PM

I don't know what they're called, just that I loved drinking genmaicha from an earthenware one at a restaurant recently... it sort of had a little finger-grooved area on the sides and was generally textural and nice to hold. About the size of a conventional U.S. coffee cup.

(Also, I'm trying to hunt down brown porcelain Asian soup spoons, if anyone knows of a particular place that has that color. Lots of white ones, a couple black ones, still holding out for brown.)

So... any particular name for the cups, or places online where you specifically recall seeing those, or darker Asian soup spoons? Thanks!

  1. SecretAsianMan Jun 3, 2009 01:04 AM

    I recently found brown porcelain Asian soup spoons at the Little Tokyo branch of Utsuwa No Yakata. Its located in the Little Tokyo Galleria. I think they're less than $3/piece.

    Nice stuff.


    1. mnosyne May 9, 2009 11:40 AM

      If you want to find one-of-a-kind beautiful porcelain or ceramic cups, try Etsy.com. I've gotten some really lovely bowl, boxes and cups from various artisans who sell on Etsy.


      1. r
        ronke May 9, 2009 10:31 AM


        If you're going to Surfas anyway to check out the woks, also check out their Japanese cups and bowls. I got some amazing earthenware noodle bowls (big with finger holes!) for less than $4 each just before Christmas

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        1. re: ronke
          Cinnamon May 9, 2009 10:56 AM

          OK, was just thinking today might be a good day for that... thanks for posting!

        2. Politeness May 8, 2009 07:51 PM

          Cinnamon, what you are looking for is Mashiko yaki. http://www.zensuke.com/mashikoware.html

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          1. re: Politeness
            Cinnamon May 8, 2009 07:54 PM

            Yes! Thank you!! :)

          2. c
            CACook May 8, 2009 06:58 PM

            China town or chinese supermarket..

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            1. re: CACook
              Cinnamon May 8, 2009 07:16 PM

              Checked around the local Asian supermarkets, didn't quite find what I was looking for. Last time I was in Chinatown, didn't see exact thing either. Any specific stores to check out? (For this I'd do online. But likewise, if there's a particular L.A. store you know of that has these, will make note, thanks.)

              I should add... I've been browsing around online a bit too.

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