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?
Tangs is good, Takashimaya at Ngee Ann City also has a large range of 'western' made goods, but they will be $$$.
When you mention website, you mean you are looking for one in SG? I don't think you'll find one to be honest, at least not a half-way comprehensive one.
If you seriously wanted to kit out your kitchen with gear that will all take at least ten years* heavy use then I'd consider buying it in New York, or buying it from the US and freighting it. It is so much cheaper over there, especially if you start out buying say pan and knife sets, and then add to those over time piece by piece, as and when the need arises.
* I've just about decided that my 6" Analon pan, my most used pan I'd expect, is due for replacement. That is part of a multi-pan starter set that I bought 12 years ago. I have a feeling that a couple of years of not being able to wash up in hot water in SG (refer recent topic of hot water in kitchens in SG) led to an apparently immovable film of baked on oil residue which means it has lost much of it's non-stick ability. - - Just had a thought! Note that a lot of the heavy cast Alu pans (analon, circulon, the various chef's ranges) are made in Thailand. I wonder if there are any factory back-door or outlet stores!?