Wednesday, May 24, 2006
Sia Huat - where all cafes/eateries/restaurants are born...
On Monday, I was out with Leo & Kelvin checking out Chinatown when Kelvin said he wanted to bring us to the place where literally all eateries are born.
Of course, I didn't quite get it at first, but the moment I saw the place, the pieces started to fit. We were at Sia Huat! Okay, remember my post about this cool shop in Joo Chiat selling waffle makers and all? Yea, now, Sia Huat is wayyyy cooler and larger than that. Apparently a reader also recommended that I go see this place and I totally forgot about it until I stood outside the shop two days ago.
All I could say was W-O-W. I mean, talk about industrial sized pots and pans, and even blenders similar to the ones Starbucks use to blend their drinks. There were sooooo many things to see. They stock everything from baking equipment to utensils and even rubbish bins! Now I know where coffeeshops and cafes get their stuff from. Here are a few pictures to show you what I mean:
lots of blenders and mixers
They sell Kitchen Aid! My dream mixer! Ahhhh... you should have seen me. I was touching it and wishing that I could bring it home that very instant!
pots and pans
Now will you just look at that. And you know what? This is not the only shelf. There were many other shelves with even larger pots and pans!
lovely porcelain dining ware
I finally found the classic white ramekins. I didn't buy any because I wasn't sure if it was oven safe. But I guess it should be? I'll probably go down again to check with the staff there.
buffet food warmers
I really don't know what these are called so I shall name them buffet food warmers. These are the ones used by hotels where they keep their food warm and clean in these sleek steel warmers. Nice.
Can't find the perfect nozzle for piping your icing? Come to Sia Huat! I think they have every kind of nozzle imaginable.
This place has plenty of cookie cutters, even cute mouse shaped ones! I even saw one with chinese words. You have to check them out, especially if you're a keen baker like me.
Ta-dah! There's like chopsticks in almost every colour! Take your pick...
Geez, Sia Huat is really my kind of paradise. I can find everything there. I'm so amazed and I have to go back there soon. This is the sort of place I will browse all day and not get bored. Check it out!
7, 9, & 11 Temple Street