Shopping in Hong Kong: Shanghai Street

Kitchen wares at Shanghai St. Yau Ma Tei-33
This week I will feature places to shop in Hong Kong. Everyone knows the best place to shop is in Hong Kong. All the designer brands are there as well as store after store selling jewelry and the latest electronic gadgets. I will show you some places you may not know about and maybe would like to visit the next time you go to Hong Kong.

Restaurant and food business owners shop in Shanghai Street for all their needs. From plates and silverware for the front of the house to pots and pans for the kitchen and everything in between can be found in Shanghai Street.

To get there take the MTR to Yau Ma Tei station in Kownloon. It’s just two stops from Tsim Sha Tsui.
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Take the exit B to Portland Street.
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Go out through exit B2 to reach Shanghai Street.
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You will exit at Waterloo Road then walk a few steps to cross Portland Street.
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After crossing walk a few steps and look to the left and cross the street and that’s where the shopping begins on Shanghai Street.
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Shanghai Street is parallel to Portland Street and Nathan Road.
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I went there on hot Sunday afternoon and thankfully the stores were open.
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The first store I went to was Man Kee Steel Works Co.
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mooncake molds

If only I didn’t I had more baggage allowance I would have bought one of those round wood chopping boards. They had several sizes and thickness.
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wood chopping boards

I went crazy over the small bamboo spoons which were perfect for my small espresso cups. None of the spoons were exactly the same color or size so it took me a while to find the closest match. The small spoons cost HK$5 each. In other stores like Muji or Franc Franc they cost HK$20-30 each.
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bamboo spoons

You don’t have be a restaurant owner to shop here. They sell items by the piece.
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silicone molds

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whisks

I was so tempted to buy these long handle ladles perfect for use with big woks. The ones in Manila aren’t as nice as these.
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wood handle ladles

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stainless steel steamers

I bought a couple of stainless steamer covers and fine mesh strainers. Inside are also my assortment of bamboo spoons.
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steel pots in all sizes

Next door was a shop for all your baking needs.
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cookie cutters galore

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dried fruits and nuts

This store specialized in all wood vessels. There were all sizes of taho tubs.
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sushi hand roll stands

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sushi oke wooden tubs for making sushi rice

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sushi boats

The next store sold iron pots and hot plates.
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iron pots

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iron sizzling plates

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clay pots

One of my favorite stores there sold Japanese table ware. I wanted to buy the teapots, sauce dishes and plates.
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sake servers and cups

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Japanese sauce dishes

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Japanese plates

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Japanese teapots

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Japanese tea cups and pots

And all kinds of white dinnerware and drinkware were also available.
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Whether you have a food business or you just love to entertain Shanghai Street is a great resource for your needs.

Man Kee Steel Works Co. G/F 305 Shanghai Street, Yau Ma Tei, Hong Kong

13 thoughts on “Shopping in Hong Kong: Shanghai Street

  1. Hi leslie! Ill definitely go to shanghai street next time.. Ill have more fun there than clothes shopping! (well,sort of).. Anyways, im just curious what hotels do you usually stay in hongkong? I know there are lots, can you name and recommend some? Thank you!

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  2. What a cool kitchen stuff! All you need is in one place. This post is really great. I would like to visit here and shop for those equipments whenever I have the time.

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