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Post by nburge » Fri, 15 Apr 2011 7:09 am

I'm a big cooking fan, and can't wait to get to Singapore and update my cooking equipment, but can't seem to find the right type of store online to show prices etc of standard things like decent pans, knives, and other kitchen equipment. Is this easy to come by in Singapore? Expensive? Any commendations on shops?

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Post by Strong Eagle » Fri, 15 Apr 2011 8:56 am

More expensive here. Tangs has a decent selection. There is quite a large kitchen equipment shop in Chinatown on Temple street, I think.

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Post by BillyB » Fri, 15 Apr 2011 9:25 am

nburge wrote:I'm a big cooking fan, and can't wait to get to Singapore and update my cooking equipment, but can't seem to find the right type of store online to show prices etc of standard things like decent pans, knives, and other kitchen equipment. Is this easy to come by in Singapore? Expensive? Any commendations on shops?
There is a weekend market around the Sim Lim square area outside OG. You can find all sorts of bargains - plates, cups, cutlery, pans, accessories etc.

Alternatively, get yourself down to IKEA.

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Post by ScoobyDoes » Fri, 15 Apr 2011 9:59 am

Strong Eagle wrote:There is quite a large kitchen equipment shop in Chinatown on Temple street, I think.

Is that the same guys that opened the huge store at the Sime Darby Centre on Dunearn Road?

OP.... that's the place i would recommend you visit. It has everything from a pair of chopsticks to a chef's hat with every pot, plate, pan and electrical device in between. Some are costly but some other stuff is very reasonable, a good mix.
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Post by Strong Eagle » Fri, 15 Apr 2011 10:08 am

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Strong Eagle wrote:There is quite a large kitchen equipment shop in Chinatown on Temple street, I think.

Is that the same guys that opened the huge store at the Sime Darby Centre on Dunearn Road?
I will have to check that out.

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Post by nakatago » Fri, 15 Apr 2011 10:33 am

BillyB wrote:Alternatively, get yourself down to IKEA.
I should warn you, IKEA cookware aren't up to snuff. You could make do with them but 'non-stick' cookware eventually degrade so much faster than they should and find yourself throwing them away sooner than you would. Uncoated pots and pans will probably last longer but will look fugly as sin.

And I'm a cheapskate a lot of times and not the type who's really fussy when it comes to pots and pans.
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Post by BillyB » Fri, 15 Apr 2011 10:43 am

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BillyB wrote:Alternatively, get yourself down to IKEA.
I should warn you, IKEA cookware aren't up to snuff. You could make do with them but 'non-stick' cookware eventually degrade so much faster than they should and find yourself throwing them away sooner than you would. Uncoated pots and pans will probably last longer but will look fugly as sin.

And I'm a cheapskate a lot of times and not the type who's really fussy when it comes to pots and pans.
What are you cooking up??!! But you are right - I bought a cheap pan set from IKEA for the basics etc. They are sh*t quality and the handles work loose and they stain quite quickly, but unless you are Gordom Ramsay I think they would suffice for boiling veg or making maggie mee!!

I did invest in some good quality frying pans and a wok as that is what we use the most.

Although don't take my kitchenware and cooking advice - it took us (I say us, I'll rope my GF into this too) 2 weeks to work out why our hob wouldn't work. We asked about 10 other people living in our condo and they didn't know either. Shows how much cooking they do!! It was an induction hob so you need special pans!!! Duh.....

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Post by nakatago » Fri, 15 Apr 2011 10:49 am

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BillyB wrote:Alternatively, get yourself down to IKEA.
I should warn you, IKEA cookware aren't up to snuff. You could make do with them but 'non-stick' cookware eventually degrade so much faster than they should and find yourself throwing them away sooner than you would. Uncoated pots and pans will probably last longer but will look fugly as sin.

And I'm a cheapskate a lot of times and not the type who's really fussy when it comes to pots and pans.
What are you cooking up??!! But you are right - I bought a cheap pan set from IKEA for the basics etc. They are sh*t quality and the handles work loose and they stain quite quickly, but unless you are Gordom Ramsay I think they would suffice for boiling veg or making maggie mee!!

I did invest in some good quality frying pans and a wok as that is what we use the most.

Although don't take my kitchenware and cooking advice - it took us (I say us, I'll rope my GF into this too) 2 weeks to work out why our hob wouldn't work. We asked about 10 other people living in our condo and they didn't know either. Shows how much cooking they do!! It was an induction hob so you need special pans!!! Duh.....
My cooking demands very little, a little pan frying here, boiling some soups or sauces there, and probably the occasional stew if I'm not feeling too lazy (which is most of the time).

I'm the type who could cook a proper meal with aluminum foil and a pocket knife so I know how to work with my equipment's capabilities or limitations. But the non-stick pans just really won't last and pots now look like...flower pots.

@induction hobs and condo dwellers' ignorance lol. I remember how a lot of rental rooms in HDBs only allow light 'cooking' and SMS saying that most Singaporeans have pristine stoves.
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Post by BillyB » Fri, 15 Apr 2011 11:00 am

nakatago wrote:
BillyB wrote:
nakatago wrote: I should warn you, IKEA cookware aren't up to snuff. You could make do with them but 'non-stick' cookware eventually degrade so much faster than they should and find yourself throwing them away sooner than you would. Uncoated pots and pans will probably last longer but will look fugly as sin.

And I'm a cheapskate a lot of times and not the type who's really fussy when it comes to pots and pans.
What are you cooking up??!! But you are right - I bought a cheap pan set from IKEA for the basics etc. They are sh*t quality and the handles work loose and they stain quite quickly, but unless you are Gordom Ramsay I think they would suffice for boiling veg or making maggie mee!!

I did invest in some good quality frying pans and a wok as that is what we use the most.

Although don't take my kitchenware and cooking advice - it took us (I say us, I'll rope my GF into this too) 2 weeks to work out why our hob wouldn't work. We asked about 10 other people living in our condo and they didn't know either. Shows how much cooking they do!! It was an induction hob so you need special pans!!! Duh.....
My cooking demands very little, a little pan frying here, boiling some soups or sauces there, and probably the occasional stew if I'm not feeling too lazy (which is most of the time).

I'm the type who could cook a proper meal with aluminum foil and a pocket knife so I know how to work with my equipment's capabilities or limitations. But the non-stick pans just really won't last and pots now look like...flower pots.

@induction hobs and condo dwellers' ignorance lol. I remember how a lot of rental rooms in HDBs only allow light 'cooking' and SMS saying that most Singaporeans have pristine stoves.
Mine included of course. Give me gas any day - so much easier to control the heat when I'm knocking out something a little more exotic like beans on toast. If that tomato sauce boils, bang goes the flavour and the michelin star!!

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Post by nburge » Fri, 15 Apr 2011 3:36 pm

Thanks for all the advice guys. It sounds as though cooking isn't the most important thing for people to do out there. I used to live in South Africe, where I cooked 9 tenths of my dinner on a BBQ, so it may not be that important. But one of the key planks of my condo choice will be whether or not there is an oven in the house, and I intend to pack it out with the latest kit!

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Post by JayCee » Fri, 15 Apr 2011 3:47 pm

nburge wrote:Thanks for all the advice guys. It sounds as though cooking isn't the most important thing for people to do out there. I used to live in South Africe, where I cooked 9 tenths of my dinner on a BBQ, so it may not be that important. But one of the key planks of my condo choice will be whether or not there is an oven in the house, and I intend to pack it out with the latest kit!
You can buy portable ovens here and they're not that bad to be honest, so I wouldn't let that put you off if you see a place you like without a built-in one

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Post by nakatago » Fri, 15 Apr 2011 3:51 pm

nburge wrote:Thanks for all the advice guys. It sounds as though cooking isn't the most important thing for people to do out there. I used to live in South Africe, where I cooked 9 tenths of my dinner on a BBQ, so it may not be that important. But one of the key planks of my condo choice will be whether or not there is an oven in the house, and I intend to pack it out with the latest kit!
If stoves are rarely used, more so for ovens. Hence, not a lot of Singaporeans dwellings have ovens. Microwave/oven combos, however, seem to be popular.
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Post by Strong Eagle » Fri, 15 Apr 2011 4:42 pm

nburge wrote:Thanks for all the advice guys. It sounds as though cooking isn't the most important thing for people to do out there. I used to live in South Africe, where I cooked 9 tenths of my dinner on a BBQ, so it may not be that important. But one of the key planks of my condo choice will be whether or not there is an oven in the house, and I intend to pack it out with the latest kit!
You can buy a nice gas BBQ but new they are hellaciously expensive. As a Texan, cooking on the BBQ is also a way of life.

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Post by nburge » Fri, 15 Apr 2011 4:48 pm

I'm going to have to get used to the different costs in Singapore. In the UK a gas BBQ is pretty cheap (unless you want something to feed the 5000).

I'll have to have a look at these portable ovens too - at the moment I'm ruling out any condo that doesn't have a built in oven (and am also leaning toward ruling out non-gas stoves) but if it's possible to use a portable thing then perhaps I'll change my mind. It will certainly open up a few more of the options I've already scratched off my list!

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 15 Apr 2011 4:58 pm

Baby Belling's are quite popular for those units that only have hobs.
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