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Meat Cleaver in SF Chinatown?

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Erin Bennett Sep 15, 2010 03:33 PM

I'd like to buy a good meat cleaver in San Francisco's Chinatown but have no idea where to go. Can anyone recommend a kitchen supply store that might fit the bill?

Thanks,
Erin

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    kc72 RE: Erin Bennett Sep 15, 2010 03:37 PM

    wok shop

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    Wok Shop
    718 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA

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      ML8000 RE: Erin Bennett Sep 15, 2010 03:42 PM

      An easier alternative might be Kamei Kitchen supply on Clement St.

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        escargot3 RE: ML8000 Sep 15, 2010 04:59 PM

        Kamei Kitchen has an amazing selection of stuff and great prices.

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          cornflower55 RE: ML8000 Sep 20, 2010 11:30 PM

          kamei has a lot of kitchen supplies at great prices, but their knife (and meat cleaver) selection isn't very good. i saw one moderately heavy meat cleaver for sale there but nothing of quality. it might be easier to buy it on amazon.

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          gordon wing RE: Erin Bennett Sep 21, 2010 12:59 AM

          I like Greatmin Trading Company on Broadway. Nice selection in general .......
          780 Broadway
          San Francisco, CA 94133-4313
          (415) 982-8886

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            sfbing RE: Erin Bennett Sep 21, 2010 01:14 AM

            Try the hardware store across the street from Golden Gate Bakery. They have several fairly high quality chinese cleavers.

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            Golden Gate Bakery
            1029 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133

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              PegS RE: sfbing Sep 21, 2010 08:10 AM

              Ditto gordon and sfbing. This is where I get all my Chinese cooking equipment. They have a large supply of cleavers as well in the cabinet behind the counter on the right hand side of the store as you walk in. I believe they also carry those coveted CCK cleavers, though you'd have to know them by sight.

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                soupçon RE: sfbing Sep 21, 2010 09:49 AM

                That would be Gin Wall.Hardware, a great Chinatown institution. Like Golden Gate Bakery, though, they seem to be open or closed on a whim.

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                Golden Gate Bakery
                1029 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133

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                OldTimer RE: Erin Bennett Sep 21, 2010 09:42 AM

                There is a difference between a "meat cleaver" and a Chinese knife. A meat cleaver is used to cut thru bone and cartilege. a Chinese knife is suited to much more delicate cutting. If you are interested in a high quality knife, you might check Japan Woodworker in Alameda.
                http://www.japanwoodworker.com/page.a...

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