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May 8, 2009 06:40 PM

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

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!

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  1. China town or chinese supermarket..

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    1. re: CACook

      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.

      1. Cinnamon,

        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

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

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

          1. 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.